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February 7, 2014

Heart Attack Sandwich

Heart Attack Sandwich ~ Perfect weekend {or weekday} food for a crowd, made quickly and easily ! #Sandwich

The other day I had a nap - supposed to be a usual 1-2 hour nap, but anyway, Roy left me sleeping from 11am and I only woke up after 4pm ! Gulp !  Really ..

Therefore, dinner had to be a quick one and I came up with this sandwich. I was almost done as Dimitri walked in and asked "what is this called" - now normally I would have thrown a tantrum at a question like that, but after I started blogging, especially about food, it is a normal question asked in our house.

Without thinking I answered him with " It's a Heart Attack Sandwich " to which he looked intrigued, but not really surprised ! And then the name stuck ..

I would not advise anyone to eat something like this on a regular basis... especially people with high blood cholesterol - have I ever mentioned Cheri and I have this irritating condition? No?  Okay, we do, but she wasn't home and well, I am not really watching what I eat as I should.

Right, enough, this is anyway a sandwich !


6 Large Sandwiches


6 Large Burger Buns or 2 Oval French Breads
6 slices Gouda Cheese
2 TB Butter
1 Large Onion, sliced
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
12 slices Shoulder or Back Bacon
12 slices Deli Salami
400g Lean Ground Beef
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce {your favorite}
12 slices Deli Thin Ham  {I like Gypsy Ham}
12 slices Mozzarella Cheese, cut into several smaller pieces {divide into 3 batches}


1.) Slice the Buns in half - place the bottom halves on a baking paper lined baking sheet - top each with a slice of Gouda Cheese - place under the grill {see pic below}until just starting to melt - remove and keep aside.
2.) Saute the Onion and Bell Pepper in the Butter until soft and golden - spoon mixture over the Gouda Cheese.
3.) Cook the Bacon as per your preference - place two slices, per sandwich, over the Onion/Pepper and top with a few pieces of Mozzarella - under the grill again for a minute or two - remove - place two slices of Salami over the Mozzarella.
4.) Using the same saucepan as used for the Onion/Pepper - stir-fry the Ground Beef until done - season to taste and stir in the BBQ Sauce.
5.) Spoon the Beef over the Mozzarella and add another few pieces of Mozzarella over the Beef - back to the oven - grill a minute or so and remove.
6.) Place two slices of Ham over the previous layer of Mozzarella and top with a final layer of Mozzarella - under the frill again - remove and close with the top piece of Bun.

Heart Attack Sandwich ~ Perfect weekend {or weekday} food for a crowd, made quickly and easily ! #Sandwich

Heart Attack Sandwich is perfect weekend {or weekday} food for a crowd, made quickly and easily !


  1. Heck yeah that's be worth the heart attack. Also that's an impressive nap you must have needed.

  2. Oh yeah! Definitely worth a heart attack! Mabye your family should let you take long naps more often! LOL!

  3. Wowza this is making want a hamburger! It looks sooooooo good!

  4. Yummo! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  5. My husband would be salivating at your door with this winner! Stopping by as co-host of Homemade link Party.

  6. I love what you come up with in a pinch Linda! A restaurant would pay an ad company millions to create a sandwich like that. :)

  7. It looks so good. The burger is big enough to give me a heart attack. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Have a nice day.

  8. Great name for this to die for sandwich, I can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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