Super Bowl Stuffed Sub
By Chez Cherie
1 (18-ounce) unsliced loaf Whole Grain Bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound Italian sausage, removed from casings
½ pound ground turkey
1 cup onion, diced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cubes frozen garlic
1 cup Trader Giotto’s Organic Vodka Pasta Sauce (or another favorite pasta sauce)
1 ½ cup Quattro Formaggio (or other shredded cheese)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Split the bread loaf horizontally and pull out the center of the bread, leaving a “shell” of crust. Place the bread from the center in a large bowl and crumble it with your fingers until you have coarse crumbs. In a medium sauté pan, heat the olive oil and crumble in the sausage. Cook until barely pink, then add the turkey, onion, and garlic. Sauté until meat is cooked through. Add the bread crumbs and sauté until toasted. Return mixture to the large bowl and combine with pasta sauce and cheese. Spoon the mixture into the bottom half of the loaf, compressing slightly. Top with the top half of the bread. Cover with foil and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cherie Mercer Twohy received her Professional Culinary Arts diploma from the California School of Culinary Arts. In addition to her formal chef’s training, her passion for travel and interest in culinary tradition have taken her around the world. Closer to home, she has received instruction at the renowned Culinary Institute of America Greystone campus in the Napa Valley.
Cherie is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and recently joined Julia Child and Jacques Pepin as a Certified Culinary Professional, one of only 300 culinarians worldwide to achieve that designation. She is also a proud member of the American Institute of Food and Wine, and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
Cherie was recently selected by Saveur Magazine to present the Saveur Cooks cooking classes for food lovers in Southern California. She can be seen as a recurring Guest Chef on Home & Garden Television. Her first book, The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook, was released in October, 2009. Visit her website at www.chezcherie.com