Let’s see. If it’s Blue and Orange it must be Game Day! And, because of the colors, it must be Bronco Game Day! And that it was. Cold. Rain. Sleet. Snow in the mountains. And LaTech was a good opponent. BSU won 49 – 20, but not without some scary moments. Thanks LaTech for a great game! And Kellen Moore – Not only a Quarterback, but also a Punter, a Defenceman (he made a good tackle) and a Wide Receiver for a Touchdown! Sorry to disappoint the BCS people and not play Auburn or Oregon or some school like that, but your time is coming!! Remember Oklahoma? Or TCU? The Bronco Nation does.
And for the game, Robin put together these wonderful Game Day Handwiches with a great Cabbage Soup and Sliced Tomatoes. Serve these with a good Stella Artois and we’ve got a great game meal. The recipe is below the photos and in the meantime, take a look at this –

HandwichesThe Filling

HandwichesThe Circles

HandwichesFolding the circles

HandwichesOven ready and brushed with melted butter

HandwichesGame Day Handwiches fresh from the oven

HandwichesCabbage Soup

HandwichesDinner is presented

And now, the recipe!

Game Day Handwiches

Source: Robin Young
Yield: 4 Dozen

IngredientsPastry
3 c All-Purpose Flour
1 c Lard
1 c Whole Milk
1 lg Egg
1 t Salt
1 t Baking Powder
1 T Sugar
3 T Butter, melted and for brushing tops

Directions:
Mix by hand all ingredients, except for the melted butter, until the dough comes together. The dough should not be sticky when rolled out. Use a little more flour, if necessary. Set aside to rest.

IngredientsFilling
2 lbs Ground Beef
1 c Chanterelle mushrooms, chopped
1 c Cremini mushrooms, chopped
½ c Onions, diced
1 c Béchamel
1 lg Egg
4 T Cabbage, large shred
½ c Bread Crumbs, dry and plain
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 400°F

Make a medium thick Béchamel. Set aside. (This can be made 24 hours in advance. Just keep it refrigerated.)

Sauté the mushrooms and the onion until golden brown. Set aside. In the same pan, sauté the ground beef until browned. Add the cabbage until wilted. Add the mushroom mixture. Heat throughout.

Add the Béchamel. Mix thoroughly

Roll out the dough. Cut into about 3” circles. Roll the cut circles again. This makes it easier to work with the filling. Place about 1 Tablespoon of the filling into each circle. Fold over and pinch the edges to seal.

Place on a cookie sheet and brush the top with the melted butter. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm with a good cabbage soup. Enjoy the game!

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So there you have it. Enjoy the recipe. If there is any filling left over, just freeze it and use it at a later time mixed with about 1 can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes and some pasta. Cheers!