Beyond Beef™ & Fontina Sandwiches with Caesar-Style Broccoli

Beyond Beef™ & Fontina Sandwiches

with Caesar-Style Broccoli

35 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

To make these sandwiches, you’ll toast one focaccia half under a layer of melty fontina cheese, then rub the remaining half of the bread with a whole garlic clove for a hint of punchy flavor that perfectly complements the filling of saucy, spiced Beyond Beef™ and onion. They’re served alongside broccoli dressed in a savory mix of zesty lemon, parmesan cheese, and garlic—our take on the crowd-pleasing Caesar dressing.
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Dietary Information

Vegetarian Plant-Forward
  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    890 Cals (est.)
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ingredients
Beyond Beef™ & Fontina Sandwiches with Caesar-Style Broccoli
Title
  • 1 lb Plant-Based Ground Beyond Beef®
  • 1 Piece Focaccia Bread
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
  • 4 oz Fontina Cheese
  • 2 Tbsps Tomato Paste
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Sweet Onion
Prepare & roast the broccoli:
1 Prepare & roast the broccoli:

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:
2 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, halve the bread horizontally. Grate the fontina on the large side of a box grater. Halve, peel, and medium dice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine the diced onion and sliced peppers in a bowl. Peel 2 cloves of garlic; leaving 1 clove whole, using a zester, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Halve the lemon crosswise. Squeeze 1 tablespoon of the juice into a large bowl, straining out the seeds (you may have extra). Add the mayonnaise, half the parmesan, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

Toast the bread:
3 Toast the bread:

Line a separate sheet pan with foil. Place the halved bread, cut side up, on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Evenly top the bottom half with the grated fontina. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven; let stand at least 2 minutes. When cool enough to handle, rub the top half with the whole garlic clove; discard the clove. Transfer to a cutting board.

Cook the Beyond Beef™ & make the sauce:
4 Cook the Beyond Beef™ & make the sauce:

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared onion and peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the Beyond Beef™; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the tomato paste and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the Beyond Beef™ is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

Assemble the sandwiches using the toasted bread and cooked Beyond Beef™ and sauce. Using a serrated knife, cut the sandwiches into four equal-sized portions. Add the roasted broccoli to the bowl of dressing. Stir to coat. Serve the sandwiches with the dressed broccoli on the side. Garnish the broccoli with the remaining parmesan. Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare & roast the broccoli:
1 Prepare & roast the broccoli:

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven

2 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, halve the bread horizontally. Grate the fontina on the large side of a box grater. Halve, peel, and medium dice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine the diced onion and sliced peppers in a bowl. Peel 2 cloves of garlic; leaving 1 clove whole, using a zester, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Halve the lemon crosswise. Squeeze 1 tablespoon of the juice into a large bowl, straining out the seeds (you may have extra). Add the mayonnaise, half the parmesan, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:
Toast the bread:
3 Toast the bread:

Line a separate sheet pan with foil. Place the halved bread, cut side up, on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Evenly top the bottom half with the grated fontina. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven; let stand at least 2 minutes. When cool enough to handle, rub the top half with the whole garlic clove; discard the clove. Transfer to a cutting board.

4 Cook the Beyond Beef™ & make the sauce:

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared onion and peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the Beyond Beef™; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking apart with a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the tomato paste and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the Beyond Beef™ is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook the Beyond Beef™ & make the sauce:
Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

Assemble the sandwiches using the toasted bread and cooked Beyond Beef™ and sauce. Using a serrated knife, cut the sandwiches into four equal-sized portions. Add the roasted broccoli to the bowl of dressing. Stir to coat. Serve the sandwiches with the dressed broccoli on the side. Garnish the broccoli with the remaining parmesan. Enjoy! 

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