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Since this weekend is the Super Bowl I thought I would post a favorite family recipe that I've been making for about 20 years!! Literally almost as long as I've been married. We aren't big football fans at our house but I feel it necessary to support my fellow Hoosiers so GO COLTS!!!!!
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Frozen Bread dough or make your own pizza dough
1 large pkg. of pepperoni
1 pkg. of ham (I prefer the honey but buy what you like)
1 pkg. of mozzarella/provolone cheese blend about 2 cups
1 jar of marinara sauce for dipping ( I like Newman's Own)
Preheat oven to about 400 degrees. Then thaw out dough overnight or according to directions. Roll out dough to a large rectangle about the length of your 13 X 9 bar pan. Then start layering your ingredients, you can add what you like if you don't like pepperoni you can substitute different kinds of meat/toppings like you would pizza. We pretty much stick with the basics here. I usually start with the ham and if you get it in the pkg. make sure you blot it dry since they tend to add water. Then layer the pepperoni the same way. Finally add your cheese and repeat until you've used all your cheese/meat usually 2-3 layers. Becareful not to stuff it too full or it won't cook in the middle. Then jelly roll style start at the long end and roll up your stromboli. Pinch the ends together and fold underneath so your seam is on the bottom. It helps to have someone help you with this part, and have your 13 x 9 jelly roll pan standing at the ready. Sometimes I will brush on a little olive oil or egg wash to make it pretty and add Italian seasoing to the crust. I don't think it's necessary though. Bake it for 20 - 30 minutes checking on it so it doesn't brown too much on top. For your big game day allow it to cool a bit and slice it up 1-2 inches thick and with marinara on the side for dipping.
This will serve about 4-6 people. If you're having a big crowd you could always make 2 better to make another one than trying to stuff it too full. I speak from experience here. Enjoy!
Have a great day!