"FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY LOAVES"
(September, 2000 Recipe of the Month)
ahead, this hearty sandwich can easily be
carted to a football game or any gathering.
It's a favorite for a football-watching crowd!
2 unsliced loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. Italian seasoning, divided
1/2 pound deli roast beef
3/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
16 fresh basil leaves
3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 pound thinly sliced salami
1 jar (6 -1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
1/2 pound deli chicken
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Cut loaves in half horizontally; hollow out tops and bottoms, leaving 1/2-inch shells (discard removed bread or save for another use).
Combine oil and garlic; brush inside bread shells.
Sprinkle with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning.
Layer botom of each loaf with a fourth of the roast beef, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, salami, artichokes, salad greens, chicken and onion.
Season with salt, pepper and remaining 1 tsp. Italian seasoning.
Drizzle with remaining oil mixture if desired.
Replace bread tops; wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for at least ONE hour before slicing.
YIELD 2 loaves (12 servings each)
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