Club Style Lightened Hot Browns With Caramelized Onions

Club Style Lightened Hot Browns With Caramelized Onions

2 tablespoons butter
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1 oz) rye, wheat, or white bread slices, toasted
1/4 pound sliced deli-roasted turkey breast
1/4 pound sliced deli roast beef
1/4 pound sliced deli ham
Parmesan Cheese Sauce*
1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
4 cooked reduced-fat bacon slices, crumbled
3 plum tomatoes, sliced

Parmesan Cheese Sauce*

Makes about 1 1/4 cups

  1. Melt 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. flour into melted butter, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute or until mixture is golden and lumpy.

  2. Gradually whisk in 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, and bring to a boil. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened.

  3. Add 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper, and a pinch of paprika, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat, and use immediately.

Spicy Cheese Sauce: Prepare Parmesan Cheese Sauce as directed, and whisk in 1 tsp. hot sauce.

  1. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and
    1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are
    caramel colored.

  2. Arrange desired bread slices on an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch
    jelly-roll pan; layer with turkey, roast beef, and ham. Top with Parmesan
    Cheese Sauce and onions; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  3. Broil 6 inches from heat 4 to 6 minutes or until bubbly and lightly
    browned; remove from oven. Top with crumbled bacon and tomato slices; serve immediately.

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