ITALIAN BEEF AND ROASTED VEGETABLE SANDWICH

Italian Beef and Roasted Vegetable Sandwich --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes 6 sandwiches.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  2. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, divided
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 medium red and/or yellow bell peppers, cut into strips
  5. 2 cups red and/or yellow grape tomatoes, cut in half
  6. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  9. 2 tablespoons refrigerated basil paste or chopped fresh basil leaves
  10. 6 crusty rolls, split, toasted
  11. 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  12. 2 cups baby arugula or spinach

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ITALIAN BEEF AND ROASTED VEGETABLE SANDWICH

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine 2 teaspoons thyme and garlic. Press evenly onto all surfaces of beef Roast. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Do not add water or cover. Toss bell pepper strips and tomatoes with oil, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and salt on rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Roast beef in 425°F oven 30 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 40 to 50 minutes for medium doneness. Roast pepper mixture in oven with roast 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, stirring once.
  3. Remove roast when instant-read thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium).
  4. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and basil paste; spread evenly onto cut surfaces of rolls. Carve roast into thin slices; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Top each roll evenly with beef, pepper mixture, cheese and arugula. Close sandwiches.
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