Viva Las Vegas Sandwich from Ameristar

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Ingredients for a family of four

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 4 medium-large sized Portobello mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced thinly to place on four sandwiches)
  • Red Pepper Coulis (recipe below)
  • One large heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces baby arugula
  • 8 slices Ciabatta Bread or Multi Grain, sliced ½ inch thick
  • Black pepper for seasoning tomato slices
  1. Toss first four ingredients (balsamic vinegar through salt/pepper) in a mixing bowl
  2. Add the mushrooms and mix until thoroughly soaked in the marinade
  3. Set aside for 10 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 325 F
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the size, until softened all the way through
  6. Chill

Red Pepper Coulis: Enough for four to six sandwiches

  • 4 red bell peppers, roasted, skinned, and seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (leave out or cut in half if the kid’s shy away from anything too spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until well mixed and liquefied, about two minutes
  3. Pour into a squeeze bottle similar to a mustard container
  4. Chill before using


  1. Toast the bread
  2. Layer baked mushroom, mozzarella slices and tomato slices
  3. Add the red pepper coulis, as much as you fancy. (This is a cool chance to get “fancy” and make cool looking designs if you have the squirt bottle.
  4. Season the tomatoes lightly with a pinch of black pepper
  5. Top off with some fresh baby arugula

If your family is looking for a hearty meat sandwich – The Cuban Cash Out features marinated pork butt and a caramelized onion jam