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Feb 2, 2011 07:13 AM

anyone else ever heard of this

My mom, quite the horrible cook, used to make what she called "Denver Sandwiches".

Brown 1 lb ground beef, 1 diced onion, 1 diced green bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. At the end of cooking, add in about 4 scrambled eggs. When it's done, add in a bit of yellow mustard and about 2x-3x that amount of mayonnaise. Serve on cheap white bread.

I must say it was quite tasty for something that looked so unpleasant.

Anybody else heard of this sandwich? Or is it a poor southern thing like mayonnaise sandwiches and sugar water? I hadn't thought about it in years but I am now craving it.

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  1. Sounds like an adaptation of the "Denver Omelet"?

    Don't see how it's a "poor" thing - there's meat, eggs and vegetables. To me, "poor" foods involve things like ramen and canned veggies and the meat is usually canned or offal. Unsophisticated maybe... but I remember how a friend was feeding himself and his kid when he was out of work, and there was nothing this... luxurious?

    1. Oh mom made us the same...we loved denver omlets and she made this too. She wasn't a great cook either. The difference for me was no mustard and yes to cheddar melted on top...I think mine was the Nebraska version rather than southern!

      She served it with hashbrowns. yummy


      1. I've never heard of it, but just because it's sloppy, unsophisticated, perhaps doesn't mean it's not tasty! Haha. My mom used to make similar things. I rarely eat like that now, unless I need comfort.