Friday, February 20, 2009

Stuffed Sandwich

This recipe is a cousin to the baked sandwich I posted about a while ago. It's a similar concept, but while the baked sandwich is filling wrapped in bread dough and baked, the stuffed sandwich is filling placed in a loaf of already-baked bread. It's simple and yummy!

Stuffed Sandwich
1 loaf unsliced bread (can use any type, we like homemade French bread)
Filling options:
-Cooked turkey mixed with frozen peas, shredded mozzarella, and enough white sauce to hold together (shown above)
-Browned ground beef mixed with shredded cheddar, cooked spinach or broccoli, and enough spaghetti sauce to hold together
-Cooked chicken mixed with drained pineapple chunks, shredded cheese, and enough barbecue sauce to hold together
-Etc. (Get creative!)

Slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally, so that you have a top half and a bottom half. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the insides of the bread, leaving about 1/2 to 1 inch of crust all around. Set aside the insides to use for bread crumbs or bread pudding.

Combine filling ingredients and season as desired. Press filling into both halves of the bread. Put halves back together to form loaf again. Wrap loaf in foil and heat in 375-degree oven for about half an hour, till heated through. Slice and enjoy!


Rebekah said...

This looks so yummy and filling. I love that it's easy and something that everyone would love!!!

Meg said...

What a great idea! YUM!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious coincidence; I do something very similar. Scooping out the middle is just the best way to make a sub sandwich, not so much bread, more stuffing!

We'll have to try a heated sandwich like this. Very clever! Thanks for a great idea.