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Tomato Steak Sandwiches

 Tomato Steak Sandwiches
My husband and I came up with these open-faced sandwiches when we didn't have much in the refrigerator. They've been a favorite ever since, particularly when we need a quick dinner. You can easily double the recipe when company drops by. —Tessa Edwards Provo, Utah
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 plain bagels, split
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 thick slices tomato
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Place bagel halves on an ungreased baking sheet; spread with cream
  • cheese; set aside. In a large skillet cook and stir beef over medium
  • heat, in oil for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Season
  • with salt and pepper.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place beef on bagels. Top with tomato and
  • mozzarella cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or
  • until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.