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Rachel’s Stromboli

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Rachel's Stromboli

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By Mrs. Kossenfloofer Serves: makes 2 stromboli
Prep Time: 15 minutes (not including making dough) Cooking Time: 25 minutes

A stromboli stuffed wtih turkey-pastrami, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut.


  • 1 recipe pizza dough (see below-makes enough for 2 stromboli)
  • 1 pound sliced turkey (I used turkey pastrami)
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, drained well
  • caraway seeds (optional)
  • 3 1/2 cups to 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish
  • a few dashes of hot sauce (optional)



To make the dough, place the warm water and the yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. After about 5 minutes check to see that the water is bubbling. This means your yeast is good to go. If it isn’t bubbly or fizzy looking, dump it and start over.


Add the olive oil and salt. Gradually add the flour and mix to combine. Once it has combined, switch out the paddle for the dough hook and let that baby run for about 10 minutes. If the dough looks too sticky, add a bit of flour. It should be a little sticky, but not so sticky that you can’t work with it.


Empty the dough onto a flour board and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Form a ball and transfer to a glass bowl that has been coated with oil. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rise for about 2 hours until it is at least doubled in size. Punch it down and let it rise again for about an hour.


Or skip that entirely and just buy some pizza dough.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.


Empty the dough onto a floured board and divide in half. (keep the extra half covered while you work.) Stretch the dough out into a rectangle that will measure about a 15 x 10 inches.


With the long side closest to you, place half the turkey on the rectangle leaving about 1 inch open on the side furthest from you and half in on each side. Next, place the half cheese over the turkey followed by 1/2 the sauerkraut.


Make an egg wash mixing one egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the side that you left open away from you with the wash. Fold in the sides and start rolling it up jelly roll style. Pinch the sides closed.


Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


Brush the whole thing with the egg wash and sprinkle with caraway seeds.


Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Take out of the oven and slice.


To make the dressing, just mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Also serve with some good deli mustard. As opposed to mediocre mustard.