Italian Beef Sandwiches

Looking for an Italian dinner? Then try these hearty beef sandwiches made using whole-grain buns – ready in 30 minutes!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3/4
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
2
tablespoons unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
medium onion, halved, thinly sliced
1
medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon water
4
whole-grain burger buns, split
Mustard, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, milk, oregano, fennel, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Heat 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and water; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Wipe skillet clean; heat again over medium heat. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Serve patties and vegetables in buns. Top with mustard.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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