W is for Wheel – Big Wheel Sandwich!
Have you ever heard of a big wheel sandwich? My friend Angela gave this recipe to me years ago and I have made quite a few of these sandwiches because my kids love them! I've made the sandwiches for tailgate parties and Saturday night suppers. I have made them for our staff. They are really yummy!!
1 round loaf Hawaiian Bread
1/4 lb ham (thinly sliced)
1/4 lb turkey (thinly sliced)
4-6 slices swiss cheese
1/4 lb roast beef (thinly sliced)
4-6 slices American or cheddar cheese
6-8 slices cooked bacon
4 paper thin slices onion
4 paper thin slices tomato
mayo (I use Hellman's light)
1/4 - 1/2 stick butter, softened (do you remember what I use? Land O' Lakes!)
Wax Paper (optional)
At some point you will need to preheat oven to 350 degrees. It might take longer to make the sandwich than how long it takes to preheat your oven.
Using a long blade serrated bread knife slice bread horizontally -- you need to slice this loaf into 7 layers.
There are pictures at the bottom that might make directions easier to understand.
I cover my assembly space with wax paper - makes a much easier clean up!
Starting with bottom layer -- place bottom layer of bread back in little tin pan that the loaf came in. Add cooked bacon to bottom layer and place next piece of bread on top of bacon. Add a small amount of mayo to next layer along with swiss cheese slices. If you have someone in your family that doesn't like mayo or mustard, if you use it sparingly on this sandwich they will not know.
Top Swiss Cheese with next bread layer. Spread a little mustard on this layer and add ham slices. Top with next bread layer and American (or Cheddar) slices. Add next layer of bread and turkey slices. Add next layer of bread and roast beef slices. Add layer of bread and place tomato and onion. I truly slice the tomato and onion so thin that you can see through it. I pull the onions into rings and spread those out. Top with last layer (which may be tiny). Ice the sandwich with softened butter. Wrap entire sandwich (including the little tin pan) in aluminum foil. Place in oven (the one you preheated to 350) and heat for about 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and using a sharp knife slice sandwich into pie shaped wedges.
Have you ever eaten a sandwich similar to this?