I love these sandwiches for a quick, hot, and somewhat healthy meal depending on what you decide for the filling.
With the filling, the ingredients are endless. Chicken, ground beef, turkey, ground turkey, sausage, pork–whatever you pick for your poison, it will be good. For mine, personally, I chose Hillshire Farms Beef Summer Sausage, but my grandmother (who I got the recipe from used cooked ground beef). You can even do a veggie one and not include any form of meat protein.
Cook your protein, whatever choice, and set aside in a bowl.
Next sauté your veggies, which can be anything from onions, all colors of bell peppers, garlic, mushrooms, and/or hot peppers. Add in a little pad of butter for not only flavor, but a little bit of a health kick. Contrary to belief, real butter does have some health benefits and isn’t as bad as once thought. If you want to add spices, salt, pepper, turmeric (for health benefits), add those to the veggies.
Once the veggies are cooked, add them to the bowl, then add your choice of cheese, which can be any kind, mozzarella, cheddar, swiss, pepper jack, provolone, or a combination of several different kinds, and then lastly, add in your choice of sauce–I use spaghetti sauce, but you could do a four-cheese sauce, fettuccine sauce, etc. If you want to add sliced olives or pickled jalapeno peppers do so now too.
Mix everything in the bowl until it’s all blended in together. The cheese might melt from the heat and that’s okay.
Take however many French rolls you are making, cut them open, and hollow out the centers, you will get more out of the tops and those will in-turn become the bottom of the sandwiches.
Fill the hollowed tops with the filling from the bowl and place the bottom half on top. Roll each sandwich in foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.
*Pictured, my husband likes Summer Sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions, while I just have the Summer Sausage, cheese, and olives, and our eldest daughter just likes cheese…for now. We’re working on her pickiness. LOL.*