One of my favorite foods is a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. Especially when it comes to bar food, it’s probably the thing I order the most.
So you know I had to come up with a way to be able to eat my favorite sandwich! Not only is this open-faced sandwich good, it’s low in Freestyle points too!
We’re talking 3 Freestyle points for each sandwich. I had two of these for dinner the other night and it was only 6 Freestyle points! Plus it was very filling.
These Philly Cheese Steaks are also easy to make. For the meat, I used Boar’s Head roast beef. I used 5 ounces which equaled 4 points.
I used a scale to weigh the roast beef. If you don’t have a scale I highly recommend you get one. I probably use mine every other day. It comes in real handy if I’m making a recipe with pasta.
I simply cut the roast beef into thin slices, seasoned it with garlic powder and pepper, then heated it up. Now the meat doesn’t have the taste of cooking all day in delicious juices, but that is ok. I was just looking for a Philly Cheese Steak quick fix.
I kept this recipe low in points by making it open-faced. Unfortunately, a lot of the points would normally come from bread. It’s always the good stuff that costs so many points!!
I used mini bagels instead of regular sized bagels. That helped save on points too. One mini bagel is only 3 points. Using 2 mini bagels gave me four open-faced sandwiches.
The onions and green pepper were cooked in no-stick cooking spray so that is 0 points.
I used part-skim Mozzarella shredded cheese. 1/4 cup is only 2 Freestyle points.
That’s all you need for this perfect little Open-Faced Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich!
Open-Faced Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Yield: 4 Open-faced sandwiches – 3 Freestyle points each
- 1/2 of a green pepper
- 1/2 of a small onion
- 5 oz. Boar’s Head Roast Beef
- 2 mini bagels
- 1/4 cup part-skim shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Slice the green pepper and onion into long, thin pieces.
- Spray no-stick cooking spray into a frying pan and cook the green pepper and onion until somewhat tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Cut roast beef into thin pieces. Add to the frying pan and sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Cook on low until the roast beef is warm.
- Lightly toast the two mini bagels.
- Place the mini bagels on a baking sheet.
- Divide the roast beef into four and add to the bagels.
- Next, add the green pepper and onion.
- Finish off with the cheese and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted.