I SO wanted to love this - maybe our expectations were too high after reading all the rave reviews. I made homemade bread, used Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing instead of the bottled salad dressing and had a gorgeous fresh out of the garden tomato. I made the salad dressing 4 hours prior to making the sandwich - maybe that wasn't enough time to allow the flavors to meld. Or perhaps my cold cuts were lacking. I'm not sure but was disappointed in the results. I REALLY like the ingredients so I'm not giving up. Next time I'll try adding a layer of avacado and bacon. Now THAT sounds like a winner! Thanks for posting.
A bit messy to eat, but quite tasty. :) I used a loaf of homemade sourdough that was a little smaller, so I scaled the ingredients down a tad, but stuffed all I could fit into the shell. Rather than cutting the loaf in half, filling both halves, then trying to turn the filled top half over without making a mess, I just cut the top of the loaf off and stuffed the bottom, then replaced the top. I layered the ingredients in the order directed, then layered them again in reverse so they would be ordered the same they would be if I had filled the two halves (if that makes sense :) ). I used red leaf lettuce and just added crumbled bacon to ranch-style dressing. Great sandwich--thanks for posting!
This is a winner! I double up the lettuce on the bottom but topped off each layer with strips of bacon instead of lettuce. I always get rave reviews from friends and relatives. Thanks Martini Guy.
Very tasty but a little difficult to eat. Don't think I will make it again just because of that but thanks for sharing anyway!
I followed the recipe except i didn't take out all the bread that the recipe called for... Well, that is one thing you must do! It tasted great but too much bread. I`ll do better next time around. I think brisket would be great in this sandwich. Thank you for a great recipe!
One of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten.. Reminds me alot of my monster sandwich What's Maui Chips?
This is FANTASTIC! I especially love the idea of hollowing out the center of the loaf. It's something I do with paninis now too. Thanks for a keeper!
Wow this got rave reviews from my DH! The only thing that would have made this sandwich any better is bacon and maybe some sliced avocado which I think I'll add next time. I am lactose intolerant so on my corner of the sandwich I did not include any cheese or any of the bacon ranch dressing I used on my husband's part. It was still totally delicious and it blew my husband's mind that a sandwich could fill him up so much. As the name suggests, it would make a great tailgating or super bowl party sandwich. I am definitely going to make it this weekend when the Longhorns beat Oklahoma State!!! Hook 'em!
Made these again for Christmas day lunch and what a hit they were! It was doubly great since I could assemble the loaf the night before when doing all that other Christmas-dinner-prep too.
Quick, easy and delicious! I substituted hoagie rolls for the round bread. Next time I'll add thinly sliced bell pepper to add some crunch. Great recipe!