Philly steak sandwich

Dietician's Tip

Cheddar is high in fat and calories, so limit to 2 tablespoons for each sandwich. For variety, use roast beef that has been rubbed with Italian seasonings.


  • 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces lean roast beef, shaved
  • 2 whole-wheat buns
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray.

Over medium heat, saute the peppers and onions until they soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the roast beef and saute for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

Place 1/2 of the roast beef mixture on the bottom half of each bun. Place in the prepared baking dish. Top each bun with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove and add the top of bun and serve.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 350
Total carbohydrate: 23 g
Cholesterol: 85 mg
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Monounsaturated fat: 5 g
Protein: 33 g
Saturated fat: 6 g
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Sodium: 323 mg
Total fat: 14 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 2
Meats, poultry and fish: 3
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 3
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2
Protein and dairy: 1 1/2
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Sep 15, 2016

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