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Sandwich Bear Recipe

Sandwich Bear Recipe

I created this fun sandwich for a picnic-style meal at a teddy bear theme baby shower. The cheerful, chubby bear is formed using a round bread and rolls filled with meats, cheese and a seasoned spread. When the guest of honor mentioned plans for a teddy theme in her nursery, I latched on to the idea for a gathering. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 round loaf (10-inch diameter) unsliced bread
  • 6 rolls (one 5 inches and five 3-1/2 inches)
  • Leaf lettuce, optional
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 2 large pitted ripe olives

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and onions. Slice bread and rolls one-third from the bottom of each. Carefully hollow out tops of bread and rolls, leaving a 1/2-in. shell.
  • 2. Spread cream cheese mixture on cut sides; top with lettuce if desired. Fill loaf with ham and half of the cheddar cheese. Fill the rolls with turkey and remaining cheese. Replace all tops.
  • 3. To assemble bear, place loaf on a large board. Place 5-in. roll on top for head and four small rolls for paws. Cut the remaining small roll in half for ears. Use one olive for nose. Cut remaining olive in half; secure with toothpicks for eyes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Yield: 12 servings.