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Pickled Pepper Popper Sandwich

(3 Votes)
SERVES
2
COOK TIME
5 Min

Maria Vasseur was the big winner of the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich Contest with her version of a jalapeno popper. This sandwich is bursting with flavor and after just one bite, you'll know exactly why she won first place!

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 slices crisply cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Greek peperoncini, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red bell peppers, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes in olive oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 slices firm white bread
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine shredded cheeses, cream cheese, bacon, jalapenos, peperoncini, red peppers, sundried tomatoes, and scallions, mixing well.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together butter, olive oil, crushed garlic, and salt. Reserve half of butter mixture. Spread remaining butter mixture on one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, on work surface. Spread half of cheese mixture on each slice. Top with remaining bread slices, butter side up.
  3. In a shallow dish, place breadcrumbs. Dredge both sides of sandwiches in bread crumbs, gently pressing so breadcrumbs adhere.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat reserved butter mixture. Place sandwiches in skillet and cook until bottoms are golden brown. Flip sandwiches and continue cooking until the other sides are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut sandwiches in triangles, if desired, and serve immediately.
Notes

For more winners from Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest, check out the runners-up: Winning Cornucopia Sandwich and Puttanesca Panini with Crispy Fried Capers, and be sure to visit their website at www.mezzetta.com

Ratings & Comments

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I just spent a full hour making two sandwiches. I know why the recipe does not include prep time. My husband also loved it, but too peppery for me. Otherwise, not too bad, but would have to be superfantastic to be worth all the hassle. Also, where's the nutrition information?

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Hmmm, I print recipes from Mr. Food and the ads do not print. If you use the "print" button at the top of the recipe, only the recipe prints. I agree with vk31mk8935178. I get tired of reading the rants & raves here. Use the "contact us".

What ads are you talking about?? I do NOT get any ads.if I print out a recipe. Maybe you need to know how to print out a recipe I have selections on my printer and can highlight only what I want on a page most all printers are capable of doing this Maybe you need to understand how to print out a page OR...Maybe you need to get a newer, better printer Maybe you need to get a new virus detector or a better one that keeps out most ads.... AND/ OR. Maybe you need to calm down and appreciate this website that tries so hard to please everyone They are not responsible! OH and by the way Hubby LOVED this sandwich... different & delicious Thank you Howard and team! Such great ideas ! keep'em coming and ignore angry hostile immature people

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