The air is growing crisp and I actually had to wear pants to work today. It's officially fall, y'all. Football season is here. The weather is changing and the aroma of pumpkin and spice wafts on the air. It's the perfect time for my favorite recipe, Tailgate Bread.
There's nothing better during fall than Tailgate Bread at a tailgate partay and watching a football game from the stands. But you don't have to actually be at the game to enjoy this delicious meal in a loaf. It's just as good made and eaten at home before a big screen t.v. and your favorite college football team televised on the air.
So without any further ado, here's myTailgate Bread!!!
1 loaf frozen bread dough (or one loaf of french bread dough rising in a bread machine)
1/4 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, sliced or shredded
6 slices cooked bacon (opt)
1/2 lb. thinly sliced turkey breast, chicken, or ham
1 beaten egg
Spray cookie sheet with grease, then place forzen dough in center and brush with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and mold to dough. Let rise.
Or if using a French Bread recipe in the bread machine, let dough rise, then remove from bread machine and place on greased cookie sheet.
Spread risen dough over cookie sheet, up to 2-3" from edge of pan. Make 10 slices along each side of rectangle about 2" long. Be sure to leave center whole. Place lunch meat in center, add cheese, and bacon (opt) on top. Overlap strips of dough one after the other over stuffing, securing ends carefully underneathe. Once sealed pinch holes closed. Brush 1 beaten egg over dough. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (opt).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with mustard. Can make ahead and reheat for 30 minutes. To transport, wrap in foil, newspaper, and a towel to stay warm.
You'll love the smell of this fresh bread sandwich cooking!!! One loaf slices up to make about 22 small sandwich portions. 12 if sliced thick.
You can also switch things up by making an Italian loaf with meatballs or spaghetti inside. Or a Mexican loaf with taco meat and fixings inside. It's all up to your imagination and taste buds!!!
What do you love most about tailgating?
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