When it comes to food, I'm all about anything in a pocket—pita bread, bierocks, empanadas and more. These Italian-inspired turnovers are great for dinner and even better the next day. For smaller ones, use a single crescent roll with a level tablespoon of filling.
Put the ketchup aside! Shirley Heston of Pickerington, Ohio turns ground beef, chopped onion, tomato sauce and chili powder into a zippy topping ideal for hot dogs. Grill two packages of hot dogs at your next barbecue and save the extras for the following dishes.
Frozen bread dough, easy assembly and quick baking time make this stuffed sandwich an appetizer I rely on often. This is one of my most-requested recipes. It's easy to double for a crowd or to experiment with different meats and cheeses. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
Grilled indoors, this delightful sandwich can be enjoyed any time of year. “The honey-mustard dressing gives the chicken plenty of pizzazz, and the apple and pecans lend a lively crunch,” notes Lisa Huff of Birmingham, Alabama.
"My younger sister, Jean, shared this recipe, which puts a twist of the traditional barbecue sandwich," writes Donna Blankenheim of Madison, Wisconsin. "As a busy mother of four, Jean never has much time to cook, but she does like to entertain. This crowd-pleaser, made in a convenient slow cooker, is perfect for our large family gatherings."
After a long hard day at band camp, my daughter comes home with a huge appetite. This sandwich not only satisfies my hungry marcher; it is also fast and easy to prepare.
Wow! Meat lovers won’t even miss the meat, but they will rave about the simply fabulous flavor of this hearty grilled veggie sandwich! It’s wonderful with ciabatta bread’s crispy crust and light, airy texture. This recipe’s a keeper!
—Diana Tseperkas, Hamden, Connecticut
These hearty meat loaf sandwiches are great for potluck dinners. Served on hamburger buns, the beefy patties get extra flavor when topped with the seasoned tomato sauce. —Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan
“A tube of refrigerated biscuits makes these delicious bites so quick and easy! They’re one of my tried-and-true, great lunch recipes and always bring raves.," says Brabara Carlucci of Orange Park, Florida. "In fact, I usually double the recipe just to be sure I have leftovers.”—Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida