Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fast, Fall food.


Pepper Special Sandwiches and Loaded Potato Soup
Soup and Sandwiches.
Easy Meals.
Football food.
Well, I call this sandwich a "football" food, because you can make them ahead, wrap them in foil, and the guys can heat them up as they want. I had a house full of "guys" for a long, long time. One husband, 1 step-son, 3 sons. And every September, I would make a pot of chili or soup, these sandwiches and they could have their fun and eat too. :~)

The sandwich is called " Pepper special". I have no idea why.
When I lived in California, my friend Sandy and I went to learn out to make biscotti, from an older Italian lady/friend, Alma. We spent a fun afternoon making biscotti and then we had tea, and she told us that she used to own a diner in town, and in the course of the conversation, she gave us this recipe for "Pepper Special" Sandwiches.

Soup.
My daughter in law loves potato soup. She loves easy meals. This is about as easy as it can get....
"Loaded Potato Soup". (Sadie actually makes a good potato-cheese soup that is great, but maybe she'll like this one too)

The weather is turning cooler...and this is just a good "autumn, football combo"

First.....Pepper Special Sandwiches. (then to find the soup recipe, you have to check out the
Ahh Some Soup Blog at .... http://ahhhsomesoups.blogspot.com/

PEPPER SPECIAL

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. mild cheddar cheese
2 Tbs. grated onion
1 small can chopped olives
1 1/2 cans 8oz tomato sauce
2 Tbs. chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
12-15 French rolls
foil

Brown meat and cool. Grate cheese. In a large bowl, mix all of the above ingredients well. Cut a roll 3/4 of the way thru and fill it with the meat filling. Wrap in foil and freeze. (or you can cook in a 350 oven for 10 minutes right now).
After frozen, anyone at anytime can grab one and throw it in a pre-heated 350 oven for 15 or so minutes. Just until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches are warm thru-out.

THE INGREDIENTS




BROWNING THE BURGER (burger alone is a strange word)




PUTTING THE BURGER IN THE BOWL SO IT CAN COOL




WHILE IT COOLS, GO CHECK OUT YOUR GRAPE TOMATO PLANTS






WELL, THERE GOES THE CULPRIT...THE ONE WHO MAKES THE BROWN SPOTS IN THE GRASS!


COME BACK IN AND ADD EVERYTHING TOGETHER....DON'T FORGET THE CHEESE!




OOPS... I FORGOT TO GRATE THE ONION IN.....


RAW GRATED ONION



SLICE THE ROLLS


ADD THE FILLING



WRAP IN FOIL



THEY LOOK LIKE BAKED POTATOES!



NOW ALL WARM AND MELTED!



GOES GOOD WITH SOUP!


7 comments:

Jo said...

yum-o! I make a soup that looks a lot like yours :) and that sandwich... oh yeah baby!

I did your meme ... finally! I was a little behind :)

Southern Plate said...

JUST IN TIME FOR OUR COLD FRONT!!

These look great! I'm putting the ingredients on my grocery list!!!!

Southern Plate said...

Hey Deb, have you submitted this one to the simple family foods carnival? It would be a great addition!

Now what am I going to have for supper......

HoneyB said...

It looks awesome! That sandwich, I could dig into that for dinner tonight!

Jo said...

OMG! This looks so good! What a perfect comfort food. I know I'll be obsessing about this until I make it and devour it. Thank you for the recipe. And also for dropping by my blog and your words of encouragement and welcome. :-)

Southern Plate said...

Thank you for this fabulous entry into the first edition of the Carnival Of Simple Family Favorites! The carnival edition is up and can be found here

MM said...

After seeing the Pepper Special Sandwich picture, I couldn't get it out of my mind. I had to have one! Made them tonight and we thought they were great. I love that this is something I can have in the freezer for busy nights. Thanks!

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