Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vegetable 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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