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Horseradish Roast Beef Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll

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This recipe is a bit of a treat, not unlike the meatball sandwich from June. But it's super delicious, and well worth it.

I started by caramelizing some onions, and added some chopped mushrooms to it - onions and mushrooms are such an amazing combination. I added a touch of garlic powder and a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end.

Funny story, I tried to get some nice roast beef freshly cooked from the deli at Whole Foods. Apparently, whoever was in charge of the roast burnt it and they wouldn't have any more for a few days. I had a craving, so I had to persevere. Instead I picked up Applegate Roast Beef from the prepackaged aisle instead. It totally worked.

I also added some Yancey's Horseradish Cheddar to the mix, and put it all on a pretzel roll. These pretzel rolls are a great new find. In Texas, they are only available at Whole Foods, but you can also get them online. I highly recommend them. I think that the pretzel bites would be fantastic for Oktoberfest! For ease of sandwich stacking, I chose to scoop out some of the filling on my bread, but the husband did not.

Since my ingredients were cold, I used the toaster to heat it all up - meat and cheese on one side of the bread, and onions and mushrooms on the other. In the photo below, you'll notice that the meat is put on the bread "as is" - for round two I chopped up the beef and it was much easier to eat.

We enjoyed the sandwich with a nice side of fruit salad. Yum!

Horseradish Roast Beef Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll (serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 white onion, sliced
  • 2 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Pretzel Sausage Roll
  • 3 oz Applegate Roast Beef (or freshly roasted!)
  • 1 oz Yancey's Fancy Horseradish Cheddar
  • 1 Tbs grain or brown mustard

Directions:

  1. Caramelize the onions and mushrooms. When the onions are nice and brown, add a little garlic powder and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  2. Chop up the roast beef and cheese.
  3. Scoop out some of the filling of the pretzel roll (if desired).
  4. Place the meat and cheese on half the sandwich roll, and the veggies on the other side.
  5. Place in the toaster until the cheese is melted.
  6. Combine the two sides of the sandwich and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (based on brands listed and bread scooped)

  • Calories: 440
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Iron: 22%
  • Calcium: 7%
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Katie Goldberg

Katie Goldberg, MCN, RDN, LDN, has been a registered dietitian since 2013, but has always had a passion for good food and a healthy lifestyle. Katie earned her Master’s of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has worked in private practice, higher education, in a clinical setting, and as an in-house dietitian for a food company. Whether it's at through large groups or one-on-one, Katie enjoys connecting people with easy and practical solutions for better health.