• ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pound beef or lamb sirloin, cut into thin, 2-in long strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 ounces Swiss or Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 green or red pepper, julienned
  • 4 whole-wheat hoagie rolls, baguettes, or sausage rolls, split lengthwise


Avocado Melt
    • Cut the avocado in half, and de-pit
    • Place both halves of the avocado, a 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a blender
    • Blend for 2 minutes or until mixture is completely smooth
Step 1
Mix salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, thyme, and basil together in a small bowl.

Step 2
Place beef or lamb in a large bowl, then sprinkle mixture over top and stir thoroughly to coat.

Step 3
Heat ½ of the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the beef or lamb and stir until desired doneness. Place the cooked meat to a plate.

Step 4
Heat the remaining ½ of canola oil in the skillet. Add onion and green or red pepper, stir until tender and slightly caramelized.

Step 5
Preheat the oven on "broil" for at least 8 min

Step 6
Split the rolls, top and bottom halves.

Step 7
Butter both sides of each of the 4 rolls with ghee or reduced-fat butter.

Step 8
Evenly divide the cooked beef or lamb between the bottoms of 4 rolls. Layer with onion and green or red pepper, then topped with Swiss or Provolone. Then place the loaded rolls on a cookie sheet.

Step 9
Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is sufficiently melted.

Step 10
Cover with tops of the rolls and serve.

Servings:  4 to 8 (if hoagies are cut in half)

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