How To Make Meaty Mexican Sandwiches


1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pinch ground cloves
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
6 hard rolls, split
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce


In a skillet, cook pork, beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in the ketchup, raisins, vinegar and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in almonds. Hollow out the top and bottom of each roll, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.) Fill each roll with about 1/2 cup meat mixture. Top with cheese and lettuce; replace top of roll.