I know that foods differ by region, ethnicity and family. This is one of those dishes that seem to be a regional favorite and family specific. This little delight is something I was introduced to the first time I went to a family reunion for The Good Husband.
If you can't tell what it is, it is cream cheese, Budding Beef and pickles. My family served something similar but our version was cream cheese, salami and green onion. This is a popular appetizer 'round our family and I have seen uncles fight over the last pickle.
This is a relatively new dish to me and no one seemed to have a name for it. I have heard it called "the pickle dish" and even "oh, you know, those things". So I figured since this might be the only time this dish has been on a food blog, I will give myself the honor of naming it.
I give you: Cowboy Sushi!
6 large whole kosher dill pickles
3 packages Buddig Beef
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
~Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over one slice of beef. Top with another slice of beef and spread cream cheese over the second layer.
~Roll the two slices of beef around one whole pickle.
~Repeat steps one and two so that the pickle ends up with four layers of beef and cream cheese.
~Slice the pickle into thick slices and serve cold.
~Repeat all the steps until all the pickles are covered.
If your family has something similar and you call it something else, please email me and let me know. One of the things I love about cooking is that every family and region has their own version of basic dishes. I get a feeling The Good Family is not the only one to enjoy this cowboy sushi.
recipe by: The Good Wife