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Grilled Italian Sandwiches

I made this for a family gathering and everyone raved about it. It's a fun recipe to grill for a crowd and can be adjusted according to everyone's favorite sandwich fillings. —Tammy Kriz, Marshall, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 loaf (18 ounces) unsliced Italian bread
  • 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 6 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 pound sliced deli roast beef

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute peppers in oil just until tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter, mustard, chives, garlic and pepper flakes.
  • Cut bread into 1/2-in. slices, leaving slices attached at the bottom. Cut loaf through the two center slices, separating loaf into two halves. Cut off and discard end slices. Place each loaf on heavy-duty foil coated with cooking spray. Spread butter mixture between every other slice. Alongside buttered slices, insert cheese, meat and peppers, using provolone cheese and salami in one loaf and cheddar cheese and roast beef in the other.
  • Wrap each loaf tightly in foil; place on grill rack. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Using a serrated knife, separate sandwiches.
To bake sandwiches: Bake foil-wrapped loaves at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 364 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 862mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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