Mr. Food: Stuffed Sandwich

Here in the U.S. alone we down more than 48 billion sandwiches a year! And they've sure come a long way from 18th century England where the Earl of Sandwich asked for some meat to be tucked into two slices of bread so he wouldn't have to leave his gambling table, and all of today's versions would certainly earn the Earl's seal of approval, especially this one!

What we do is cut a horizontal slice from the top of a one-pound round loaf of sourdough bread. Scoop out the center, leaving about a 1/2-inch shell. Brush the entire inside with 1/3 cup Italian dressing. Now we layer it with fresh spinach leaves, shredded mozzarella cheese, thin slices of a red onion, deli turkey, tomato, and cucumber.

Finish it off with more mozzarella. Put the top of the bread back on, wrap it in foil and bake it off at 350 degrees for about 45 to 50 minutes, until it heats through and through, and lunch or dinner is served, and there are no rules!

Vary the bread or the cheese any way at all. When we cut it into wedges…mmm!

Look at that, you can see all the colorful layers! Wow, wow! If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed stamped envelope, marked “Stuffed Sandwich,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for leaving them stuffed with a sandwich that surely would win the Earl's applause!

And one big sandwich for a whole bunch means an easy-as-can-be meal with one very big "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"