Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I was given this recipe by an older woman from OK, 30 years ago. It is always a hit with adults who spend time trying to figure out the ingredients as the chili sauce makes it look like it has some kind of ground meat in it, and they can see the eggs and vegetables. This is not particularly a kid-favorite - because of the vegies. Prep-time does not include boiling the eggs.
- 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temp.)
- 3 tablespoons onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons bell peppers, chopped
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce
- 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 2⁄3 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 loaf bread (no crust-saves work)
- Mix the first 4 ingredients well; then fold in the eggs and nuts - so that the eggs don't get smashed.
- Salt and pepper mixture.
- Butter one slice of bread, put mixture on the another, then put the two slices together to form a sandwich.
- Cut off crusts.
- Can cut into 3 finger sandwiches if serving at a pot-luck.
This dandy sandwich mixture was no surprise for me. I made a half recipe as DH is in Vienna & I loved it! All the ingredients work here & yield a tasty texture combo of cream & crunch. I made it as written except I am a cook who loves the use of Heinz Chili Sauce for the tangy taste it gives, so I did add a bit extra. I will be making this again to share w/DH & might even add some crisp bacon pieces. Yum! Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
I did prepare this exactly as written, and although I had no problem with the recipe, and wouldn't want to discourage someone else from trying this, I personally did not like it much. I was surprised, because I like all the ingredients, and the combination of most of them (I love vegetable cream cheese), and expected that I would enjoy it. In fact, it was fine, and smelled pretty great until the point I put in the chili sauce (I used heinz, which is a tomato based sauce, and the type I assumed was being asked for). As soon as I put in the chili sauce, the aroma seemed to turn pungeant and a bit sour, and the flavor ended up following suit. I even tried to let it sit for a few hours to see if letting the flavors mellow would help, and for me, it did not. If you do try it, you might want to remove a small bit and taste it with a bit of chili sauce before adding it to the whole mixture. I would have enjoyed it much more without the addition of the sauce.