Big Mouth Sandwich

Big Mouth Sandwich

  1/2  pound         lean ground beef
1      teaspoon      chili powder
  1/2  teaspoon      salt -- or seasoned salt
2                    California avocados -- sliced
1                    French bread loaf -- or long loaf
                     garlic salt -- to taste
8      ounces        refried beans -- 1 can
                     shredded lettuce
1                    tomato -- sliced
2                    green onions -- sliced
  1/2  cup           cheddar cheese -- shredded
                     taco sauce -- optional

  1. Brown ground beef very thoroughly; drain well. Stir in salt and chili
  powder; keep hot.

  2. Halve, peel and slice avocados into flat slices.

  3. Split French bread in half lengthwise. Lightly toast cut sides under
  broiler.

  4. Place half the avocado slices on bottom half of bread. Sprinkle with
  garlic salt if using.

  5. Heat refried beans. Spread an even layer of beans over avocado, then
  spoon on browned meat.

  6. Cover meat with shredded cheese, then with shredded lettuce. Sprinkle
  lettuce with taco sauce if using.

  7. Cover with a layer of sliced tomato then sprinkle on the chopped
  onions. Place remaining avocado slices on tomatoes and sprinkle with
  garlic salt.

  8. Cover with top half of bread; cut into serving sized sandwiches.

Serving Ideas : Serve with warm tortilla chips and iced tea or beer.