Baked sandwiches

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Water at 110 to 115 F
2¼ teaspoon Quick-rise yeast (1 pkg)
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 \N Egg
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1½ cup Graham flour
1½ pounds Lean ground beef
½ cup Chopped onions
1 cup Tomato sauce
¼ cup Catsup
1 teaspoon Garlic salt
½ teaspoon Leaf oregano
1 pinch Pepper

May be frozen. Defrost in the fridge, on the way to a picnic or in the microwave if you want them in a hurry.

Combine water and yeast in mixer bowl and let stand 5 minutes. Add all purpose flour and mix at medium speed for another 4 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times, form into a ball and place in a well-greased mixing bowl. Turn the ball over to grease the top, cover with a cloth and let stand at room temperature to rise until doubled in volume.

While the dough is rising, cook the meat and onions over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and the meat is browned. Drain. Discard fat and juice, return meat and onions to the pan. Add tomato sauce, catsup, seasoning and cook over medium heat until the meat is dry with no noticeable liquid. Set meat mixture aside to cool until dough is ready.

After the dough has doubled in volume, transfer it to a lightly floured working surface. Knead lightly. Form into a roll and cut into 12 equal portions. Form each portion into a little ball, cover with a cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

Roll each ball out to form a circle 5 to 6 inches across. Put about ¼ cup of the meat mixture in the center of the circle. Pull the dough up around the filling and press together at the top. Place on a well greased cookie sheet, cover with a cloth and let stand about 30 to 40 minutes at room temperature or until doubled in volume. Bake at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned and firm.

Serve hot, using 1 sandwich per serving, or refrigerate or freeze to be used later.

1 sandwich - 293 cal, 2 bread, 2 lean meat exchanges 27 grams carbohydrate, 21 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 574 mg sodium.

Low-sodium diets: Omit salt & garlic salt. Use low-sodium tomato sauce and catsup and ¼ ts powdered garlic. Low-cholesterol diets: Omit egg. Use 2 egg whites or ¼ cup liquid egg substitute.

Source: The High Fiber Cookbook for Diabetics by Mabel Cavaiani, 1987 Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier, Dec 93

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