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Roast Beef with Onion Relish on Focaccia

Roast Beef with Onion Relish on Focaccia


Onion Relish

3 cups narrowly wedged white onions

2 cups julienne cut green, red and yellow bell peppers

1/2 cup Italian dressing

1/2 cup fresh chopped basil

1 teaspoon black pepper


1 1/2 frozen wheat bread dough, thawed and soft

Olive oil

1/2 cup minced white onions

1 teaspoon dry thyme

8 ounces spinach leaves

2 tomatoes, sliced

2 pounds roast beef, sliced


For Onion Relish: toss onion wedges and julienne peppers with Italian dressing, basil and pepper. Marinate in refrigerator overnight.

For Focaccia: Roll out dough to fit bottom of 15 x 10-inch pan. Place dough in oiled pan, oil top and set in warm place until it rises about 1-inch in pan. Oil top again and sprinkle with minced onions and thyme. Make impressions in dough about 1-inch apart.

Bake on high rack at 400 degrees F for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Cut 8 squares and split. Fill squares with spinach, tomatoes and roast beef. Top with onion relish.

Yield: 24 servings

Nutrition Information: Per serving: About 512 cal, 36 g pro, 57 g carb, 17 g fat, 29% cal from fat, 69 mg chol, 675 mg sod, 6 g fiber

Reprinted with permission from the National Onion Association.