Simple Tasty Sandwich Ideas

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There are so many ways to make a sandwich. But these days I find each suggestion to be more and more complicated. Whatever happened to those sandwiches that took little effort on your part but tasted so good anyway? Where have they gone? Have people forgotten? The only seemingly surviving member of that group is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and let's face it - that is because it is the official sandwich of moms everywhere. Oh yes and the bacon sandwich because I don't know much people who don't like a BLT?

Here are some sandwiches I remember and still make (hello!):


The Tuna Sandwich

What do you need?

  • Bread - 2 slices
  • 1 can of tuna
  • lime
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • mayo
  • a little hot sauce (if you like)

How to make it? First get a can opener and open that tuna. Drain it well. Put it in a bowl. Add a bit of salt a drizzle of lime juice, some black pepper and a dollop (a teaspoon) or so of mayonnaise. Mix it together. Now you can choose if you want to toast your bread or not. If so put it in the toaster. Then when it pops up butter the bread if you like butter like I do, then spread the tuna generously. Close the sandwich and bite into it. A little crunch needed perhaps? Just throw in a few cucumber slices - they go great with tuna.


If you would like to try something different then swap the bread for empty croissant shells and the cucumbers for a leaf of lettuce and you will be blown away.



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The Cheese Paste Sandwich

What do you need?

  • Bread - 2 slices
  • cheese (I like cheddar)
  • a pinch of sugar
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • butter
  • salt
  • a dash of hot sauce (homemade hot sauce really gives this a great boost!)
  • chives ( again only if you like it)

How to make it? First you grate the right amount of cheese - about a quarter cup if it is for just one sandwich. Then you add the mustard ( about a teaspoon), butter - a dollop (soft butter at room temperature)mayo (about two teaspoons) a little warm water to bring it together if it is not the right consistency when the mayo is added (about a teaspoon) the pinch of salt and sugar and mix it together. If you want it to look festive add a dash of red food coloring and it will turn pink. Paste it on one slice of bread and cover it with the other slice.

To take this up a notch you can use freshly baked biscuits or croissant shells instead of bread. This version is a bit more indulgent than the bread version.




The Corned Beef Sandwich

What do you need?

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 can of corned beef (you won't use the whole tin unless your kids friends are coming over)
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • (a dash of hot sauce but.....only if you like it!)

How to make it?

Take some corned beef out of the tin - about a tablespoon or two. Add the mayo and mustard - about a teaspoon and a half of each. If you prefer mustard to mayo add more of that and if you prefer mayo to mustard do vice versa. Add the hot sauce (sorry to be repetitive but only if you like it) and take a fork and mash and mix it all together. Place it on one side of bread and put the other slice on top. Taste it!


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The Egg Sandwich

What do you need?

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 - 2 hard boiled eggs
  • mayo
  • mustard
  • salt
  • black pepper

How to make it? Mash the egg into fine pieces after salting and peppering it. Add a dollop of mayo and a tip of mustard (you don't want it too overpowering) and mix it in well. Place on one slice of bread and cover it with the other. Chomp away!



The Sausage Sandwich

What do you need?

  • 2 slices of - you guessed it - bread!
  • hot dog sausage or Vienna or what ever you have in the fridge
  • a frying pan
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter for frying
  • onion/garlic powder
  • a dash of sugar
  • a dash of hot sauce ( you know what goes here right? - OPTIONAL!)

How to make it? Heat the frying pan. Slice a bit of butter and watch it sizzle. Add your sausage - 2 if it s just for you and when in the pan cut it into small pieces. When the sausage has gotten a slightly crispy look, add a tablespoon of ketchup, a teaspoon of mustard, a teaspoon of sugar, a sprinkling of salt and black pepper and the hot sauce and stir it around. Let it cook until the sauce blends into one unified sauce. This takes about 5 to 7 minutes. Take it out of the pan and place it on a slice of bread. Cover it with another slice. Wait! Don't bite! Put it in the toaster oven for about ten minutes. Take it out.....now bite. Ahhh. Good isn't it?



The Sardine Sandwich

What do you need?

  • Bread - 2 slices.
  • 1 can of sardines
  • 1 lime (do not attempt this sandwich without lime!)
  • onion
  • salt
  • a dash of hot sauce ( don't like it? Don't use it.)

How to make it? Peel open the can and drain it. Take out those little bones in the sardines and mash it up. Cut up a quarter of an onion as finely as you can and mix that it. Squeeze the lime juice into it and add salt and hot sauce (if so desired). Can be served on toasted or plain bread simply paste it onto one slice and cover with the other. Cucumbers are a nice addition to this sandwich as well. Devour with breath mints at your side for afterward.

The Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

What do you need?

  • 2 hunks of bread (preferably home-made)
  • cheese (cheddar is the best for it)
  • tomatoes
  • butter

How to make it? Slice the cheese in a dignified manner. Nice uniformed slices. Do this to the tomato as well. If you have beefsteak tomatoes then this sandwich will be delicious. Butter your bread and place the cheese and tomatoes on top. Cover with the other hunk of bread and eat away.

The Ham and Cheese Sandwich

What do you need?

  • Bread - 2 slices
  • Ham (your favorite)
  • cheese ( again your favorite)
  • butter

How to make it? Butter the bread and lay the sliced cheese on top of it. Add a slice of ham and cover with the other slice of bread. Place in the toaster oven for ten minutes. Taste the crunchy, gooey goodness.

The Salami Sandwich

What do you need?

  • bread - 2 slices
  • Salami - maybe 4- 6 slices
  • mustard
  • tomatoes

How to make it? In a frying pan fry the salami along with a few slices of tomato. Butter your bread and mustardize it as well in anticipation. When the salami has that lovely crispy look, take it and the tomato out, and place it on one slice of bread. Let the other slice of bread embrace it lovingly and take that love and digest it yourself.


The Avocado Sandwich

What's not to love about Avocado? People use it as an addition to sandwiches all the time and it really does add to a BLT sandwich but have you never considered having this on its own? If not, now is definitely the time to try it.

You will need:

  • bread
  • butter
  • salt
  • lime
  • avocado

This sandwich is pretty simple. Just slice the avocado and pile it on the buttered bread (or toast) then sprinkle with salt and drizzle with lime juice. Cover with the other slice or bread or toast and then take a taste of heaven on earth!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You will need:

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Cheese (my preference is cheddar and pepper jack)
  • frying pan
  • tomato (optional)
  • ketchup (optional)

Add the slices of cheese onto the bread as well as the tomato and the ketchup if you choose to use them. Melt the butter in a frying pan on a low setting. Place the sandwich into the frying pan and let one side soak up the butter then flip so that the other side will get butter as well. Let it toast in the frying pan until the outside is brown and crispy and the cheese inside has melted. Eat while hot.


The Vegetarian Sandwich

What do you need?

  • 2 slices of bread
  • a lettuce leaf
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • 3-4 slices of cucumber
  • 4 slices of bell pepper
  • salt and black pepper
  • butter

How to make it? Place all of the ingredients on one slice of bread and then sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Butter the other side of bread and placing the buttered side on top of the veggies, enclose. Taste the refreshing garden.

Those are just some of the simple sandwiches I remember. In order to make them more appetizing cut the ends off of the bread and shape it into mini triangles or squares. You can even use cookie cutters especially on the cheese paste and corned beef sandwiches. They look particularly fetching when shaped into a star or heart.

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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

These are so cool and give a little class to an otherwise dull platter.


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

Thanks Fiddleman! There are so many simple ways to make a dull sandwich tasty. Glad you liked it!


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lilibees 5 years ago

Nice and all these recipe ideas seem like a good way to get mu picky eaters to eat up!


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

I don't know, Lilibees, some people are beyond picky :) Thank you so much for reading!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Love your hub! I make several lunches each day -- and some for people that don't even live in my house. One wants white bread and ham with honey mustard and cheddar cheese. Another wants a wrap with turkey, shredded swiss, romaine lettuce . . . After reading your hub, I'm thinking about telling them to make their own! Ha!


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

I know exactly what you mean, Truckstop Sally, as I myself am surrounded by picky eaters. One wants whole wheat the other hates corned beef. One day they love cheese the next they say that they are fed up of it!


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AlmostLola 5 years ago

I'm always looking for new sandwich ideas. Definitely trying some of these out.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Nice article that is really mouth watery,thaks for sharing this colorful article.


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

Thank you for reading AlmostLola! The great thing about sandwiches is that they are easy.


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

Crystolite, thanks so much for visiting and reading. At some point in time each of these sandwiches has indeed made my mouth water.


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

This is a fun hub. By putting butter on your bread you prevent it from getting soggy when you place the other ingredients onto it. The bread will last longer. Love this hub. I cannot wait to try these sandwiches. Teresa


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now) Author

Hi Teresa, thanks for reading. It never occurred to me that butter would prevent sogginess. I just love butter and have always buttered my bread. But now that you mention it, it makes sense!

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