This Christmas will look different for our family; it’s the first one without my grandpa and my other grandpa fell and broke his hip right before Thanksgiving so we’re still not sure if he’ll be home for Christmas. It’s hard watching your grandparents get old. It’s hard changing traditions that you’ve had for thirty-three years.
So when I can have a glimpse of Christmases past, I jump at the chance. And one way I can do that is by recreating food my grandma used to make. I don’t know exactly what these delicious sandwiches that she made were, but they reminded me of White Castle sandwiches only a million times better and not made with beef. I remember she used to cover them with garlic butter and then warmed them in the oven. So I made a version of those sandwiches for my family this weekend, because things are rushed, we needed a minute to sit and relax, and I wanted the warm feeling of Christmas at my grandma’s in my belly. Using Mezzetta’s products, I recreated those delicious sandwiches.
12 sweet rolls
medium red onion
Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncinis
deli-sliced roast beef
deli-sliced turkey breast
shredded Italian cheese
Mezzatta Roasted Red Peppers
1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a sauce pan then add 1/2 cup chopped Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the pan. Simmer for 4-7 minutes or until the liquid has cooked off.
3. While the peppers are cooking down, line cookie sheet or baking pan with roll bottoms and layer three slices of turkey breast on six rolls.
4. Once red pepper mixture is ready, evenly distribute it onto the turkey sandwiches and cover with shredded cheese then put bread toppers on.
5. Using the same sauce pan, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil then add thinly-sliced onions and 1/3 cup Mezzetta Peperoncinis (drain liquid) to the hot oil.
6. Cook the mixture for 5-7 minutes, browning the veggies for good flavor.
7. While that’s cooking, top remaining six rolls with three roast beef slices each.
8. Once the peperoncinis and onions are done, top the roast beef sandwiches with it and add bread toppers.
9. Before you put them in the oven, heat 1/2 stick of butter and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in a small pan. Top sandwiches with melted butter mixture and then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and sandwiches are slightly toasted.
10. While the sandwiches are cooking, add one cup beef stock and one tablespoon soy sauce to the veggie pan (leave the cooked bits on the bottom for extra flavor) and heat the liquid for a dipping sauce to go with the sandwiches.
I served my sandwiches with a plate of Mezzetta Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives, hard salami, and sharp cheese. Or some holiday potatoes would be good with these sandwiches also. Then finish it off with delicious chocolate chips cookies! Yum.
While I can’t stop time, it’s nice to know that I can recreate my favorite holiday recipes and share them with those I love. I’d be honored if you tried these sandwiches for yourself; visit Mezzetta‘s website to download a coupon to save .50 on your purchase and enter to win a Daily Gift Basket giveaway full of amazing Mezzetta‘s products. But before you go, what favorite memory or food does the holiday season remind you of? Share your stories in the comments!
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE.