I wanted to make something we hadn't had before and came across this while checking out recipes one day. It sounded different and good to me. My DH ate in silence, or should I say shoveled it in so fast he wasn't taking the time to talk to me during dinner :) I served this over wide egg noodles and it was awesome!
This is AMAZING! I was feeling a bit adventurous (and for me, the pickles covered that *lol*), so I chose this recipe to make and boy, am I glad I did! I did make a number of minor changes: I used only 1 large onion, 1 slice of "fan-blown" bread (it stales it up nicely), fat-free sour cream, only 1 tomato, 2 pickle spears instead of 2 whole pickles and omitted the sugar for our tastes. Also, the directions say to add the mustard in step 3, but also in step 7, without defining how much of the total 2 tablespoons to add each time. As I rarely read a recipe ahead of time (and yow, has it ever gotten me in trouble on occasion!), I just added it all into the pork/beef mixture. Frankly, I'd do it that way again since it turned out so well. In addition, I slowly browned the "loaves" for about 4 minutes on each of the four sides, then sautÃ©ed the mushrooms, onions and then wine for almost 10 minutes total. I served this over rotini for a hearty comfort dish! I will submit corrections to included prep/cook time and number of servings as this recipe has none as yet. Thank you for posting such a winning recipe that we'll definitely make again!