Thursday, October 9, 2008

Baked Southwest Sandwiches

This is a recipe I found in a taste of homes cookbook back when I was a teenager. We really loved them. Then we lost the recipe, found it again, and my mom included it in her cookbook. Tonight I happened on the idea of this sandwich and we loved them. I had never made them for Brandon or the kids but everyone ate them right up. But hey, at my house, if there is avocado and olives on something (tomatoes in my case) it is a definite winner!

1 can (4 1/2 oz) chopped olives, drained

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

1/3 cup chopped green onion

8 slices french bread

3/4 to 1 lb thinly sliced turkey

2 ripe avocados, sliced

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

3/4 cup shredded cheese (I use the fiesta blend)

In a bowl, combine olives, chili powder, cumin, and salt; set aside 2 Tbs. Add the mayo, sour cream and onion to remaining olive mixture. Place bread on an un-greased baking sheet; spread 1 Tbs of mayo mixture on each slice. Top with turkey and tomatoes. Spread with another Tbs of mayo mixture; top with avocados and cheeses. Sprinkle with reserved olive mixture. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until heated through. Makes 8 servings. (but not really, I would count on 4-6 people, depending on your mix of bigs and littles.)

1 comment:

moana said...

We just had these last week and my family LOVE them... little kiddos included. YUM!