A while back, while perusing a forum that I belong to, I stumbled across a post describing something called a shooter sandwich. After I stopped drooling, I added it to the very long list of Things To Try In The Kitchen.

I mean, come on! Ribeye steak, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and onions. Why WOULDN’T I try it? Did I mention the bacon?

This morning, I finally got around to it. I have decided that “shooter sandwich” just doesn’t do this work of absolute magnificence justice, so I have renamed it.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Sandwich of the Gods.

Naturally, one begins by assembling the ingredients:
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Next, saute the mushrooms and onions together:
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Hollow out the big ol’ loaf of bread:
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Fry up those beautiful rib-eyes:
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Then start putting everything together. Slather some dijon mustard into the bread shell, put one of the rib-eyes on top of the mustard, and cover the steak with your favorite barbecue sauce, followed by half of the mushroom and onion mixture:
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Add some cheese. I went with sliced Provolone that I bought at The Italian Centre.:
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Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the next layer, but it consisted of bacon. Lots and lots of bacon. Followed by the rest of the mushrooms and onions:
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Then the other rib-eye:
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Moar cheese:
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Then you put the top back on the bread, and wrap everything in two layers of parchment paper:
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After the parchment paper, wrap it in aluminum foil. You may want to leave out the slightly illegal item, though:
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And now for the odd bit; weigh the sandwich down and leave it for 6 to 8 hours. This compresses everything together, and keeps the sandwich from falling apart when you chow down:
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After an agonizing wait, the finished product. Trust me, the crappy iPhone picture does not accurately portray the awesomeness of this sandwich:
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And there you be. Enjoy.