Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Italian Beef Braid

1 Pillsbury original Pizza Crust
1 tbls light sour cream
1 tbls light mayo
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp prepared horseradish
1/2 lb deli shaved Italian Beef
4 slices provolne
1/4 cup pepperoncini slices, drained

Mix sour cream, mayo, garlic and horseradish, and set aside.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  On sprayed baking sheet press out pizza crust to make a large rectangle.  Spread horseradish cream down center third of rectangle.  Top that with Italian beef, pepperoncinis and provolone.  Cut 1/2 inch wide strips down each side of the beef and cheese center, and weave over the top folding in one strip on each side alternately.
Once loaf is completed place in oven for 12-15 minutes, until crust is browned, and cheese is melted.

To make reuben loaf replace horseradish cream with Thousand Island, Italian Beef with Corned Beef, Pepperoncinis with saur kraut, and provolone with swiss cheese. 

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