Lunch/Dinner

Sausage Patty Sandwiches

Listen to Episode 62: Sausage Patty Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • Red, orange, and yellow peppers, cleaned
  • Provolone cheese
  • 2 lb loose Italian sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • Ciabatta buns
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  • Rub washed peppers with olive oil. Place on a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Roast in oven at 400°F (convection) until skins begin to brown and bubble.
  • Place in a pot with a lid to cool. This helps the skins to come off. Once cooled, remove skins and set aside.
  • Mix sausage, egg, and bread crumbs together well. Make into patties. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
  • Brush both insides of ciabatta buns with olive oil. Add sausage patty, cheese, and roasted pepper.
Lunch/Dinner

Pittsburgh Salad

Listen to Episode 42: The Pittsburgh Salad Episode

Ingredients:

  • Salad greens
  • Assortment of vegetables
  • Hard-boiled eggs, cooked & quartered
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fries (see Oven Fries recipe)
  • Cooked meat
  • Salad dressing, any

Directions:

  • Salad greens are your choice (bib, iceburg, or romaine lettuce, spinach, etc). Typical vegetables are tomato, cucumber, olives, onion, carrot, celery, and radish.
  • Use 1 hard-boiled egg per salad. Shredded cheese is typically provolone, mozzerella, or cheddar. Meat is usually grilled chicken breast, steak, or shrimp.
  • Assemble in order: bed of salad greens, assorted vegetables, eggs, hot meat, hot fries, cheese, and top with salad dressing.
  • Voila! A Pittsburgh Salad!
Lunch/Dinner

Zucchini Lasagna

Listen to Episode 22: Chopped: Zucchini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs dry ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 c grated Romano cheese
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  • Slice zucchini into long pieces, like lasagna noodles.
  • Mix ricotta, provolone, and Romano cheeses well. Add garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Add 2 eggs and mix well.
  • Layer in 9×13 glass baking dish as follows: sauce, zucchini, cheese, sauce, zucchini, cheese, sauce.
  • Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
Lunch/Dinner

Mop and Bop Burgers

Listen to Episode 16: Mop And Bop Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 c Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 lb provolone cheese, sliced
  • Pasta sauce, warmed

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients (except provolone and sauce) well. Divide mixture into 8 patties.
  • Bake, broil, fry, or grill to medium.
  • Top with pasta sauce and a slice of provolone cheese, serve on a good roll.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ground bacon
  • 1/2 c plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 c minced onion

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients (except ground bacon) well. Divide mixture into 8 patties, press ground bacon into the outside of each patty.
  • Bake, broil, fry, or grill to medium.
  • Serve with barbecue sauce on a good roll.