Mark doesn’t often request a particular food, but when he does we see what we can do.
He saw this intriguing Italian Hero Crescent Rings on Reddit and we decided to take it a little father.
Not only did we make the Italian Hero with a few tweaks, we also made a roast beef and cheddar that was insanely good.
These were super quick and easy to make with a lot of flavor.
It’s a great take on classic sandwiches for dinner or lunch.
- 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- ½ cup well drained roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
- 8 slices provolone cheese, halved
- ⅓ lb deli sliced hot salami
- ¼ lb deli sliced ham
- ¼ lb deli sliced capocollo
- ½ cup well drained hot pepper rings (from a jar)
- Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cooking sheet).
- Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. On ungreased 12-inch pizza pan, arrange rectangles in ring so short sides of rectangles form a circle in center. (Dough will overlap; half of each rectangle will hang over edge of pan. Dough ring should look like a sun.)
- Spread roasted red bell peppers toward center of ring on bottom halves of rectangles. Top with half of the cheese. Layer salami, ham and capocollo slices over cheese. Arrange pepper rings over top. Cover with remaining half of cheese.
- Bring each dough rectangle hanging over side of pan up over stacked filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around sandwich until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little). Sprinkle with black pepper.
- Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.
For the beef and cheddar sandwich, we soaked about ¾ of a pound of roast beef in an au jus overnight, and then drained it well before putting it on the sandwich. We then topped that with a very meltable cheese dip.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…