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Friday, January 6, 2012

Roast Beef Sandwich with Brie and Caramelized Onions

One of the best ways to save money and watch what you eat is to bring your own lunch to work.  I try to think ahead and prepare several lunches on Sunday.  Making several lunches at once saves time, and it helps me resist the temptation to go out for lunch.  It is remarkable how unhealthy most lunches at restaurants are.  Even the options that appear to be healthy, like soups and salads, are often loaded with fat.  It is so much easier to watch what you eat when you are making your food yourself.

This sandwich is a little fancier than the typical lunch, but it is very easy to make.  If you are in a rush you could omit the caramelized onions.

Total time: 15 minutes

You will need:
Sliced Roast Beef (the deli counter at Whole Foods has excellent freshly sliced roast beef)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
3 tablespoon White Wine
1 yellow Onion

Step 1:
Cut the onion in half vertically, and then slice so that you create long thin pieces of onion.  Then heat the olive oil and wine in a medium saucepan.  Add the onion and heat over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed and the onions have turned into a dark golden color.  Remove from the heat and let cool.

Step 2:
Assemble the sandwich.  Use 2 slices of bread, a tablespoon of mustard, a small handful of spinach, 2-3 slices of roast beef, some thinly sliced brie, and some caramelized onions.  Either heat with a panini press or in a pan, or serve cold.

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