“Why ‘Hans’?” you may ask. Because when my husband was in seminary, we once invited a fellow student over to eat. I prepared these beef sandwiches, and ever since we have referred to them as “Hans Sandwiches”. It’s as simple as that.
And the recipe is pretty simple, too.
Buns (Long. Hardish on the outside. Soft on the inside.)
Freeze the meat until it is just stiff. Cut it into almost paper-thin slices. Marinade it in a mixture of garlic-salt, worcherstershire sauce and white vinegar for about 30 minutes.
Slice the onion, and chop the pepper if you are using fresh ones (if you use jarred jalapenoes, add them to the sandwich when assembling it, rather than cooking it with the onion and meat).
Sear the meat, then add the sliced onion. Saute this mixture until the onions are translucent. Add the chopped pepper and continue stirring until everything is heated through.
Spread some mayonnaise in the sliced bun. Add the meat-onion-pepper mixture. Top with cheese.
If you like, you can put the sandwich in an oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and warm the bread.