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Italian Breaded Beefsteak Sandwich

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Barbara 
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 4:43 PM
Subject: Request for Italian Breaded Beefsteak Sandwich recipe

Dear Phaedrus,

Years ago in Kansas City there was a drive through food place called
"Toot 'n Tote" that offered the most delicious sandwich.  My memory
of it is that it was called Italian Breaded Beefsteak, but as the years
go by, I'm doubting my memory.

Is this anything you might know about?  I've googled with no success.

Thanks, bb

P.S.  If I've made this request before, please ignore it - the memory
thing again! J

Hello Barbara,

I had no success finding a recipe from "Toot 'n Tote", but there are lots of available recipes for Italian breaded steak sandwiches. See these sites:


Family Cookbook Project

Steak Recipes


Meal in a Bundle

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandra" 
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:02 PM
Subject: Recipe Request

I am looking for a recipe that I think originally came off the Reynolds Wrap 
foil box. It was called BBQ in a Bundle and had stew meat,carrots,golden 
mushroom soup and Tabasco sauce. You wrapped everything up in a piece of 
foil and placed it on a BBQ grill.



P.S. Love your site!

Hi Sandra,

See below.


Meal-In-A-Bundle  Barbecue

 2 lbs. lean chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 med. potatoes, peeled and diced
6 tbsp. chopped onion
6 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 c. chopped parsley
2 (10 1/2 oz.) cans condensed golden mushroom soup
Salt and pepper
Tabasco sauce
Heavy duty Reynold's aluminum foil

Divide above ingredients into equal portions on 6-18 inch square of aluminum foil. 
Add a couple dashes of Tabasco sauce and a tablespoon of water to each portion.
Season with salt and pepper.  Bring up corners of foil and twist at top to close bundle.
Line grill with foil wrap.  Place bundles on grill 2 inches above gray coals.
Cook for about 1 hour.  Serve in foil. 

Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Madeline 
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:25 PM
Subject: recipe for Spatini, a dry sauce mix used in making spaghetti sauce

This product has been discontinued and many people would like to see it back on 
grocery shelves.

thank you,


Hi Madeline,

"Spatini" was a product of Lawry's/Lipton/Unilever. According to them: " The product was discontinued due to diminishing demand and financial performance of the brand."

The ingredients were: "Salt, Sugar, Dehydrated Onion, Potato Starch, Spices, Maltodextrin, Garlic Powder, Beet Powder (Color), Dextrose, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Partially Hydrolyzed Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Guar Gum, Carrot Powder, Modified Corn Starch."

There are options for Spatini addicts:

This site still sells it, or says they do:

There is a "tastes like" recipe here, and two more below:


Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix Copycat


1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar 
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 
1/4 teaspoon onion powder 
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 
pinch ground black pepper


Pulverize the beef bouillon cube to powder using a kitchen mallet or mortar and pestle. 
Mix with remaining ingredients in a small bowl. To make spaghetti sauce, follow the 
same instructions that appear on the original box of Spatini:

1. In a medium saucepan, combine seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon oil (optional), 
desired tomatoes and amount of water listed on chart.
2. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, as directed below.
3. Makes about 1 pint sauce

4 (1/2 cup) servings.

1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
Simmer for 5 minutes

Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix:

2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons seasoned salt (I presume they mean a salt like Morton Seasoned Salt.)

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in small airtight jar in a cool, dry place.

Quick Spaghetti with Meat sauce

1 lb ground beef, browned
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
12 oz. thin spaghetti, cooked
1-1/2 cups water
Grated parmesan cheese
1 large can of tomato puree
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
2 tablespoon minced onions
1-1/2 tablespoons of Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix

Mix together all ingredients except spaghetti and cheese. Bring mixture to a boil. 
Cover and simmer for about 1/2 hour. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Serve over hot spaghetti. 
I appreciate your prompt reply and information. It is most helpful and I ordered a packet of two.
Thank you 

Onion Soup Like Bennigan's

Bennigan's Onion Soup Recipe| Close Clone Recipe

1/2 pound firm white onions -- sliced
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons corn oil
3 tablespoons flour
1 quart chicken broth
1 quart beef broth
8 slices French bread
Swiss cheese -- shredded
parmesan -- grated

Sauté onions in butter and oil until onions are transparent, but
not well browned. When tender, turn heat to lowest point and
sprinkle with flour, stirring vigorously.

Pour into Dutch oven and stir in broths. Heat thoroughly and
divide among 8 oven-proof bowls. Float a slice of bread atop each

Mix equal parts of cheese to smooth paste and spread over bread.
Place all bowls on oven rack 4" from broiler heat and broil until
cheese melts. Serve at once. Leftover soup freezes well up to 6
I saw you posted a clone recipe for Bennigan's Onion Soup. There actually is a Bennigan's cookbook, (218 pages) published in 1989 by the S&A Restaurant Corp in Dallas, 
which owned Bennigans and Steak and Ale. They sold the cookbook in the restaurants for $15.95 plus tax. Here is the recipe from the cookbook.
1 1/2 lbs Spanish yellow onions, peeled
2 quarts hot water
4 tbs margarine
1 1/2 tsp cooking sherry
dash white pepper
1 1/2 cups beef base (stock)
1 1/4 tsp paprika
12 slices Provolone cheese
6 Holland rusks, or dried loaf of bread
Peel and core onions then cut into quarters. Slice onions 1/4 inch thick. 
In a sauté pan, melt margarine, add onions and sauté over medium heat. After 6-7 minutes add remaining spices (except beef base) and sauté for about 10 minutes.
While onions are sauteeing, place water and beef bseinto large pot and bring to boil; cover pot.
Add onions to biing stock and simmer for 45 minutes.
Place 12 oz soup into soup crock and float one Holland rusk, heal side down, atop soup.
Place 2 slices of Provolone on the Holland rusk, covering mouth of crock.
Melt cheese until golen brown under a broiler.
Carefully remove soup bowl from broiler and plce onto a small round plate lined with a napkin to avoid slipping.

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