In 1887, the four brothers LeQuieu sailed from Paris, France to homestead in the United States. A rugged, independent foursome, they were adept at putting their own beef on the table. Like their hearty beef sandwich with a French flair, dubbed "Beef Sandwich a la LeQuieu," still a family favorite in the home of Gus LeQuieu.
Jewels LeQuieu was my Great Grandfather. He and his brothers came up with a mouthwatering French beef sandwich.
Here is their recipe:
2 lbs. ground beef salt & pepper 3 c. baked beans 2 c. tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 c. onion, finely chopped 3 c. grated cheddar cheese 1/4 c. butter, melted 1 unsliced round loaf of French Bread Slice bread horizontally into four parts. Spread butter on all cut surfaces. Brown ground beef; drain. Season with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes and onion. Divide into three parts. Spread one part on bottom slice of bread; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers, ending with top of bread. Brush butter of entire crust. Wrap in heavy aluminum foil; use double layer of foil on bottom. Bake in center of 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes. Slice in pie shaped wedges and serve hot. Serves 8