Though I would never say a burrito is a sandwich (what, Panera??), this French bread pizza is kind of an open-faced sandwich. Just go with it, k?
I saw the recipe for this French bread pizza on Joy the Baker's blog. I really liked the 2 sandwiches I made using her recipes. I made her pepper jack grilled cheese (see here) and her lasagna grilled cheese (see here).
I knew her French bread pizza was going to be a winner when Joy tied this sandwich to her grade school's "grease-bomb of a French bread sausage pizza." I totally had that pizza and totally felt like Joy did about it- like "it was the best that had ever happened to me." I slightly modified her recipe to please my picky children.
First I sliced the French bread in half, then I brushed olive oil on the bread, and put it in the broiler for a few minutes. When it was nicely toasted, I spread pizza sauce on each side (I use regular spaghetti sauce. Is it just me or does pizza sauce taste too sweet?) I topped the sauce with shredded, mozzarella cheese, and cooked turkey sausage. Then I stuck it back in the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melted.
I found Joy's recipe a few weeks ago, and we have been making it weekly. "Grease-bomb," you say? Yay-uh.
** I am attempting to make 52 sandwiches. Read more about how this project got started here. See all the sandwiches I've made so far here.**