I loved making this delicious Italian sandwich. It was simple and easy and quick. Thursday nights are busy at my house. Three of my girls are on three different soccer teams. It's a real treat trying to get to all the games. I have yet to be able to just sit and watch an entire game. I'm constantly running from game to game. Such is the life of a "soccer mom" and I wouldn't have it any other way! So Thursday nights I try to plan something simple for dinner. Something that is easy to reheat so that everyone can eat at their convenience. This sandwich was perfect. It can be served hot, at room temperature or reheated. I served this with a fresh garden salad and some melon slices.
Start by rolling out your bread dough on a well greased 10 x 15 inch baking sheet.
Layer the meats on half of the dough. You can use any combination of meats, but make sure one of them is an Italian meat. Salami is my favorite, but pepperoni would work too!
Sprinkle with the cheeses. Be generous here!
Top with sauteed onions and peppers, garlic powder Italian seasoning and pepper.
Fold the dough over and pinch the sides to seal everything inside. Brush with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake until it is a beautiful golden brown and enjoy!
Meat and Cheese Stromboli
1 large onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 Tbs. butter
2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed (you could also use homemade bread dough)
1/2 lb. sliced hard salami
1/2 lb. sliced deli ham
1/2 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. poppy seed
In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until crisp tender; set aside. On two greased baking sheets, roll each loaf of dough into a 15 x 10 inch rectangle. Arrange the salami, ham and cheeses lengthwise over half of each rectangle to within 1/2 inch of the edges of the dough.. Top with onion mixture; sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Makes 2 loaves (about 8 servings each).
Source: Taste of Home