Grilled cheese is usually the go-to in my house when there is nothing else to eat. No matter how empty the fridge or pantry, you can be certain to find enough cheese and bread to grill up some kind of sandwich. Now, it is not necessarily a bad thing to be forced to "settle" for grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is one of my favorites! And what I like most about this classic is that it comes in so many varieties. Changing the bread, cheese or special sauce can create a totally new and unique grilled cheese eatin' experience.
This particular recipe is inspired by Paula Deen's Beef and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from the January/February 2010 issue of Cooking with Paula Deen. As usual, just a few simple changes allow this heavy sandwich to be welcome on any light menu. See for yourself...
BEEF & GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES WITH HORSERADISH MAYONNAISE
1/2 cup Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise Dressing
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
8 slices whole grain bread (Such as Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat)
16 slices 96% Fat Free Roast Beef (deli sliced)
4 slices Reduced-Fat Provolone Cheese
2 cups arugula
Fat Free cooking spray
On the Side:
1 can Campbell's Heatlhy Request Tomato Soup (optional)
Preheat griddle or non-stick skillet to medium-low heat.
Spray lightly with FAT FREE cooking spray. Place sandwiches, spray side down, on the heated skillet or griddle. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
So wonderful! The horseradish mayo really makes it! All the flavors work really well together, creating a very unique twist to the classic grilled cheese. Here's how I knew it was good. Even served along side a cup of tomato soup, I overcame the urge to dip. The thought of changing the taste of the sandwich was just too much. You really have to see, or taste, for yourself. Every bite tastes like you are breaking some rule or diet plan. Relax...you are only guilty of having a healthy, delicious, reduced-fat meal that tastes amazing. ENJOY!
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 217.5 calories; 5.93g fat; 21.43g carbohydrate; 17.08g protein; 6.6g fiber