These Bulgarian meat and cheese sandwiches are the ultimate meaty and cheesy comfort food. You can find many versions of these baked sandwiches on every corner in Bulgaria. These sandwiches are called “Prinzesi” in my language which translates to princesses. These grilled Bulgarian ground meat and cheese sandwiches are part of my most nostalgic memories. If you ever find yourself in Bulgaria, be sure to look out for these on almost every corner. We have many different kinds including baked ham and cheese sandwiches, egg-feta-cheese toast sandwiches, just cheese, and various versions. One thing all of these recipes have in common is that they are typically served for breakfast and are baked in the oven.
Bulgarian Meat and Cheese Sandwiches
- 450 grams ground meat of choice we like pork
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup freshly grated Kashkaval or mozzarella any cheese you like
- 2 9-inch baguettes cut in half or rye toast bread (any bread you like)
- butter light layer on each piece
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a big bowl, add the ground meat, egg, seasonings, and cheese. Don't forget to measure with your heart.
- Mix it really well and use your hands (don't be afraid to get messy).
- Once the meat is thoroughly mixed, take two 9-inch baguettes and cut them in half (or use sliced bread instead).
- You can also purchase a large 12-inch baguette, cut it in half lengthwise and cut those halves in half. Feel free to use any bread or sliced bread you like. Soft white bread like wonder bread or any soft toast bread is not ideal for this recipe.
- Take each piece of baguette and lay it flat onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread on a thin layer of butter and scoop 4-5 heaping tablespoons of the meat filling onto each slice. You can distribute it evenly pressing down with the back of a fork or even use your hands.
- Make sure that each piece has an even layer of meat on it so that it cooks evenly.
- Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until the meat is cooked. We like to put the top broiler on the last 1-2 minutes until the cheese and top gets golden but keep a close eye on it if you do.
- Enjoy with hot pepper oil on top, with a green salad on the side, or you can try the Bulgarian way which is with refreshing plain yogurt, or a yogurt drink (kefir) on the side.
YUMMY , YUMMY , YUMMY
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I’m so excited to put this on my list for dinner this week!
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