Sweet Bell Pepper Sandwich Melt Recipe

Tasty Vegetarian Burger, Healthy & Low Fat

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This tasty burger is great for those who are trying to cut back on their meat intake. The sautéed vegetables give it a low-fat twist. For something a little different, try a couple of fresh basil leaves on each sandwich instead of the lettuce leaves. You can also make a great sauce by mixing together 1/4 C light mayonnaise and 1/2 tsp. horseradish, using the mixture in place of the mustard. For a truly vegan recipe, make appropriate substitutions such as soy cheese instead of milk-based mozzarella.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 C mustard
  • 4 hard rolls, split and toasted
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced thin

Directions:

Preheat the oven broiler. Pour the oil into a skillet and place the skillet over medium heat. Add all the peppers, onions, and the garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until crisp and tender. Drizzle the vinegar over the vegetables and toss to coat. Spread the mustard over the top of roll. Spoon the vegetables over the bottom of each roll. Place a slice of cheese over the vegetables. Place the bottom of the rolls on a broiler pan. Place the pan in the broiler and broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Top each sandwich with a couple slices of tomato and a lettuce leaf, and cover with the top of the bun. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 7 minutes
Total Time: approximately 22 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate amounts per serving)
Calories 278; Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 3g; Carbohydrates 39g; Protein 9g; Fiber 3g; Cholesterol 13mg; Sodium 456mg.

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