Vegetable Hero Sandwich
Sautéed vegetables with an easy Italian-style tomato sauce and Muenster cheese makes for a deliciously satisfying veggie 'hero' sandwich.
1 (16-ounce) unsliced loaf French bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
3/4 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 pound Muenster cheese, sliced
- Slice French bread in half lengthwise and scoop out part of the center. Place the halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil for 1 minute or until lightly toasted.
- In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in carrots, red bell pepper and zucchini. Cook an additional 10 minutes or until tender.
- Add tomato sauce, oregano and basil Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon over the bread. Top with sliced Muenster cheese and place under broiler until cheese melts, about 1 minute.
- Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.