Top Sandwich Recipes

Adam Sandler and the World's Greatest Sandwich

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich (BLT)

Remember the first time you had a BLT sandwich? If it's done right, as in the video, this is one of the best sandwiches you will ever eat.

Your favorite kind of Bacon, fried crisp, is the main ingredient. But there are options after that essential piece of meat. Like the video suggests, a very high quality bread (toasted or untoasted) is also required. Mayonaise should be spread on both halves of the sandwich, and it should definitely be mayonnaise, not 'fake mayo-like whip'.

Good sandwich tomatoes that have never been refrigerated are essential. I can't stress this enough! Once a tomato has been refrigerated, it becomes mealy and inedible. So always use a fresh, vine-ripe tomato at room temperature!

The lettuce should be Romain, not iceberg. Iceberg lettuce has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Butter lettuce is an acceptable substitute for Romain.

Optional ingredients for a BLT include:

  • a pan fried egg (as in the video)
  • sliced avocado (California style)
  • salt and pepper
  • cheese if desired, but it is not recommended for a true BLT

French Bread plus Meat Equals a French Dip Sandwich!

Basic French Dip sandwich.
Basic French Dip sandwich. | Source

French Dip Sandwich

A well done french dip sandwich is quick and easy to fix using good quality fresh deli meat. If prime roast beef is available at your deli, then order up a pound or two of that, sliced thinly. Otherwise look for a premium roast beef. H.E.B. stores in Texas offer an excellent Mesquite Roasted Roast Beef that is perfect on slice guide number 2. It is low in fat and sodium, yet high in flavor.

Fresh baked French bread rolls or another similar type of fresh baked roll is needed for the sandwich.

Boar's Head Horseradish spread is perfect for giving this sandwich the complimentary tang and bite. Spread it on both sides of the roll.

No other ingredients are necessary for the perfect French Dip Sandwich except the beef broth to 'dip' it in. This is sometimes referred to as "au jus". Basically, it is made with reconstituted beef bullion, unless you roasted the meat yourself. Then you can just pour off the juices and use them.

Alternative Fixins for French Dip

Some people like to add:

  • pan fried onions
  • pepper
  • cheese
  • garlic

But I think the Earl of Sandwich creation was simply meat and bread.

Egg Salad, Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Just ask everyone and their cousins on how to prepare egg salad, chicken salad or tuna salad for a sandwich and you will get a different recipe each and every time. The 'salad' is the spreadable mixture of creamed together ingredients. This forms the filling that goes between the two slices of bread.

How to make the filling:

  1. Break up your protein source in a mixing bowl - boiled eggs, chicken chunks or canned tuna.
  2. Add all or some of the following ingredients:
  • Mayonaise, mustard or a combo of the two
  • chopped sweet or dill pickles, or just use pickle relish
  • chopped boiled eggs (2-3) for the chicken or tuna salad; about six chopped eggs for plain egg salad
  • chopped onions
  • chopped celery
  • other chopped veggies or herbs of your liking
  • salt, pepper, paprika, dash seasoning or other spices of your choosing

Mix together and spread a generous portion between two slices of good quality bread, toasted or untoasted. Add sliced tomatoes and enjoy. This sandwich needs some chips on the side for crunch.

Egg Salad Sandwich Warning

Egg salad sandwiches tend to produce smelly gaseous expulsions from a human body. This is a sandwich better eaten on the weekends or when you will be spending some time alone.

It's also a 'wet' sandwich and can be pretty messy to eat.

Some people just use cored out tomatoes and stuff it with egg salad. Good for low carbohydrate diets.

New Orleans Muffaletta

Muffaletta sandwich
Muffaletta sandwich | Source

The Muffaletta

The New Orleans sandwich of great fame is also a cousin to the Dagwood sandwich, the Club sandwich and perhaps the plain old ham and cheese sandwich. The secret to the Muffaletta is the bread. Truthfully, the bread is the secret to any great sandwich.

The bread of the Muffaletta is a focaccia type of dense, chewy or crispy Italian artisan bread. It's a great bread for a sandwich because of its flavor and sturdiness. The bread must hold up to the condiments without getting soggy. In the case of the Muffaletta, the condiment consists of an olive tapenade. Unless you are really into making Mediterranian style food, it's best to buy the tapenade pre-made.

After spreading the fresh focaccia bread with as much or as little of the tapenade (to taste), it's time to add the cured meats and cheeses. This is a high salt, high fat sandwich. There is nothing healthy about it, but the taste is out of this world good!

Meat and cheese fillings:

  • capicola
  • salami
  • ham
  • mortadella
  • mozzarella
  • provolone

Gaea Green Olive Tapenade

Cat Cora's Kitchen Tapenade, Green Olive, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Cat Cora's Kitchen Tapenade, Green Olive, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 6)

This all-natural tapenade can be spread on bread or sandwiches (Muffallettas), tossed with pasta, or used to season fish. It is also a delicious dip to eat with crackers or vegetables.

 

Chopped Meat Sandwiches!

Sloppy sandwiches like the Sloppy Joe, Chopped Meat BBQ and pulled pork. Yummy!
Sloppy sandwiches like the Sloppy Joe, Chopped Meat BBQ and pulled pork. Yummy! | Source

Sloppy Joe, BBQ Beef and Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ahhhh, the essential sandwich - meat and bread. Sloppy Joe's sandwich started out in Key West as far as anyone knows, but it spread rapidly throughout the land. Why make a layered sandwich when you can just cook the meat with seasonings and throw it between some bread?

Chopped beef sandwiches are the, pardon the term, bread and butter of barbeque joints all over Texas and other states that attempt to make barbeque. A good chopped beef sandwich consists of the 'burnt' ends and fatty parts of a great smoked brisket, chopped and mixed with a branded barbeque sauce. The meat is most of the flavor, but each maker will have a super secret blend of tangy (not sweet) BBQ meat sauce. Add a couple of pickle rounds and you're done.

Pulled pork sandwiches have recently risen in popularity. It's possible that pulled pork may be even tastier than BBQ beef. But if you're on the fence, have beef one day and pork the next and alternate.

These three sandwiches are usually served on plain hamburger buns, but go crazy and fix them on white bread, french bread, focaccia bread and any other bread. These meats go with just about any kind of bread there is.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Plain old basic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Plain old basic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. | Source

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

The basic school lunch time sandwich has become as American as they come. The only required ingredients are bread, peanut butter and jelly or jam. Until peanut allergies became so popular, this was the concoction that was packed into Roy Rogers lunch pails all over the country.

Then along came Elvis Presley and his Kingly creation. His PB&J included bananas and came to be called the "Nanner Sandwich". But it didn't stop there. Eventually, Elvis (or his cook) added honey and bacon to the Nanner Sandwich and people went on a rampage to see who could combine the strangest ingredients to make the perfect peanut butter sandwich.

Please vote for your favorite additions in the poll located on the right. If your crazy taste buds call for some other quirky ingredient, please tell us about it in the comments section below.

Strange Ingredients for PB&Js

What, from this list, have you added to peanut butter sandwiches?

  • bananas, raisins or other fruit
  • honey
  • onions
  • bacon
  • eggs
  • pickles
  • Nutella
  • balogna, or other meat
  • potato chips or other chips
  • Marshmallows or Marshmallow Fluff
  • Other
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Roasted Turkey for a Most Delicious Turkey Sandwich

Fresh roasted and moist white meat from a turkey makes a mouth watering sandwich filling.
Fresh roasted and moist white meat from a turkey makes a mouth watering sandwich filling. | Source

The Thanksgiving Sandwich

Everyone in the 50 states of the U.S.A. knows that the day after the fourth Thursday in November will someday be dedicated to the Thanksgiving Sandwich. This sandwich can be made with any of the sumptuous left-overs of the Thanksgiving feast, but the tried and true combination consists of:

  • fresh home made bread (or as close as you can get)
  • leftover turkey stuffing - the cornbread kind is best
  • cranberry sauce
  • sliced, roasted turkey (maybe with a touch of turkey gravy on it)

Some people like to add mayonnaise or mustard, but it's tastier if you just add more cranberry sauce or gravy in the middle.

This turkey sandwich is great hot or cold. Many of us love to eat this sandwich year round, but it's superb on the day after Thanksgiving!

Corned Beef Rueben Sandwich

Sauerkraut on a sandwich? Well, it actually works with the help of corned beef and Thousand Island or Russian dressing.
Sauerkraut on a sandwich? Well, it actually works with the help of corned beef and Thousand Island or Russian dressing. | Source

The Rueben Sandwich

Of all the ways to stack meat onto some bread and combine it with other ingredients, the Rueben Sandwich takes the prize for best taste. These ingredients do not seem to go together well, but they do. Make this sandwich at home and grill it with a panini maker. It's sandwich heaven.

Recipe for a Rueben:

  • Good Dark Rye, Pumpernickel or Russian Black bread, sliced and buttered (on the outside for grilling)
  • corned beef brisket, thin slices - pile it on to one or even two inches thick
  • three or four slices of thin slice Swiss cheese
  • a generous amount of Thousand Island or Russian dressing
  • a good helping of well drained sauerkraut

Grill to desired doneness and enjoy. This sandwich has an amazing flavor.

Tortas, Submarines, Wraps, Po'boys, Grinders, Hamburgers and more.

Any combination of anything can be a sandwich. If you can put it between two slices of bread or bread-like substances and pick it up and eat with one or two hands, then it is a legitimate sandwich.

Many sandwiches are named after their inventor or the restaurant first credited with serving a branded sandwich. Some sandwiches are named for the country or locale where they originated.

If you don't see a particular type of sandwich listed here in my hub, please feel free to elaborate in the comments. What's your favorite bread/filling/condiment/fixins?

Sandwich Basic Ingredients - Mix and Match!

(click column header to sort results)
Breads  
Meats and Cheeses  
Fillings  
White/Wheat/Whole Grain
beef
lettuce
French or baquette
ham and pork
tomatoes
Flat bread
cured meats
onions
Hawaiian sweet bread
italian salamis
pickles
Beer bread
chicken
sauerkraut, shredded cabbage
Sourdough
turkey
turkey stuffing
Black bread
tuna
condiments, chutneys
Brown bread
fish
olives
Challa
meatloaf
salad dressings
Ciabatta
sausages
peppers
Croissant
smoked meats
pepperocinis
Cuban
American cheese
bananas, other fruits
Focaccia
Swiss cheese
hummus
Potato bread
Gouda
garlic
Sandwich rolls
Cheddar
seasonings
Pumpernickel
Provolone
avocado
Rye bread
Muenster
cream cheese
Soda bread
Pepper Jack cheese
green onions
Tortas and Tortillas
Barbecue
chives
Artisan breads
Brie cheese
herbs
Yeast rolls
eggs
celery
Soft bread
bleu cheese
capers, anchovies
Hard bread
shrimp
watercress
Home made bread
crab
parsley
 
lobster
horseradish
 
clams
honey
 
Mozzarella cheese
spaghetti sauce (carbonara)

Panini Sandwich Press

Breville BSG520XL Panini Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press
Breville BSG520XL Panini Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press

In keeping with its heritage of creating the world's first domestic version of a professional sandwich press, Breville introduces the Panini Duo . With a 1500-watt heating element that heats up quickly, the Panini Duo's top plate delivers beautiful grill marks on any kind of bread, while its bottom plate delivers even and quicker heat on the flat to make the perfect Panini or your own toasted sandwich creation.

 

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Comments, Questions, Suggestions, Sandwich Ideas? 43 comments

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sydneyspence 3 years ago from Austin Texas

Awesome recipes! Pulled pork is my favorite! Great info here! Voted up and useful :)


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Wow! You pulled all the punches....this can serve as my go to for sandwich night!

I love making a supreme sandwich along with salad for a lighter dinner. I'm constantly looking for new ideas though. You've got several I've never tried making before - thanks! (From the bottom of my stomach)!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I feel like I know everything about sandwiches that I could ever possibly know. I am now hungry for a sandwich and I don't know why...Love this hub..Voting up, pinning and tweeting.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

I know! I could eat every meal as a sandwich. Meat, carbs and veggies - it's the perfect combination.


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ExpectGreatThings 3 years ago from Illinois

This is a great hub! Nice job! And now I'm craving sandwiches :)


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

Great hub on sandwiches. All your images of the sandwiches look tasty and delicious. Now I want to have some sandwiches.


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Chris Achilleos 3 years ago

These sandwiches look delicious. I think I will be making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for me just now :)

Thanks for sharing this fantastic hub!

Voted up and awesome!

Have a nice day,

Chris Achilleos


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Just looking at those delicious sandwiches makes me feel hungry. If I had someone to feed me a selection for the rest of my life, I could die a very happy man.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Just scrumptious! Now I want to make a simple ham and cheese or corned beef sandwich in my kitchen. Your hub makes me want to crave for them!!!!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

This is brilliant! Earl of Sandwich move over we have an Earl - ess ;) This was a very comprehensive list with all the necessary information for each sandwich.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Thanks, everyone! (She says while munching on a bacon/tomato/egg sandwich with Mayo.)

I could eat sandwiches every day.


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ketage 3 years ago from Croatia

I just had my breakfast, then started reading hubs and bumped into this gem of a hub, now I am off to go make myself a sandwich, voted up useful and appetizing :)

Breakfast round two, here I come.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

I just woke up and I'm going for the Adam Sandler breakfast sandwich myself!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Now you are the Sandwich Queen, too, Lela. Your great recipes make the lowly sandwich seem regal. The French Dip is my favorite - after the pulled pork, that is. Thanks for this treat.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

I love the Adam Sandler!


Samuel Hodges 3 years ago

Hey, now that's what I'm talking about. All the Sandwiches look so good. I must try them.


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samuel hodges 3 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

I start looking at all the deliciously looking Sandwiches and didn't sign- in. See what you started...Yum, Yum...


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Wow!! You covered everything. What a terrific hub. Lots of votes and sharing. :)


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

Okay, I'm hungry now! You covered my favorites - BLTs, Sloppy Joe's and turkey sandwiches (although I am a purist - I like mine with just turkey, lettuce and mayo). I also like good old grilled cheese, with tomato soup (of course!). We owe a lot to the Earl of Sandwich - we owe some of our favorite meals to his ingenuity, and also a huge ratio of our commerce. Where would we be without the sandwich shops?

Oh yeah - hey - you're here in Austin - don't forget Schlotzky's!


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Now I am hungry! A fun read, to be sure!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Schlotzky's! Love the house made bread. It's kind of a sub sandwich in the round. Weirdest thing about Schlotzkys is that normally, I detest cheese in a sandwich, but their cheese original is my favorite. I prefer it over any other sandwich they make.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are good sometimes and truly horrible other times. Today's sandwich chefs are trying to make them interesting.

What was that quote? "A loaf of bread, some cheese and wine"... All you need to live by.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

There's nothing better than great sandwich. Mom used to make bacon and tomato sandwiches (no lettuce!) on fresh baked bread. She sliced the bacon right off a smoked slab, and the tomatoes were picked ripe from the Iowa vines.

What a memory! I can still smell that smoky bacon!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

The bacon sandwich is my best dream food. I feel so sorry for the piggies because they have the best tasting meat in the world.

Can't beat fresh tomatoes either! I'm growing some now. And some green tomatoes too, for frying.

Ooooh, I'll bet fried green tomatoes would be perfect on a bacon sandwich :-)


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Ooooh, I'll bet fried green tomatoes would be perfect on a bacon sandwich "

That sounds so great, it just has to be evil! I love fried green tomatoes!


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samuel hodges 3 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

ALL THIS FOOD TALK IS MAKING ME HUNGRY!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

GO EAT!


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samuel hodges 3 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

On my way...


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molometer 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

I should never read food hubs when I am hungry.

The BLT wins hands down for me. I'm off to make one.

Great selection of sandwich ideas.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Bacon is the reason I could never be Jewish or Muslim. I made a quiche yesterday with some Wright's bacon and some canadian bacon and it was one of the best quiches I've ever eaten! Crustless, but didn't need it. Crikey, now I'M hungry again.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I'm constantly looking for sandwich ideas to make for my new cafe. The favorite lately that I make is a chicken BLT wrap. Your hub is definitely getting pinned so that I can refer back to it. Thanks Lela!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I'm really hungry for a sandwich right now! This was much longer than I thought it would be. Great job on showing many different types of sandwiches! I am going to bookmark this for later, as inspiration for when I am in the mood for a phenomenal sandwich.

Voted up and sharing.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kathryn


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Awww, these some of these sandwiches bring back such fond memories for me. I need to start packing sandwiches for lunch again. I love tuna, so I think I will make at least one this week.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

This is an absolutely awesome hub! Sandwiches are my favorite food! I love the Reuben, fantastic.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Me too! Love me some sandwiches.


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Greensleeves Hubs 2 years ago from Essex, UK

Always on the lookout for a quick and easy meal, and sandwiches are perfect. My favourite appearance-wise was the Muffaletta (too bad I hate olives!)

Over here in the UK, bacon, lettuce and tomato is an old standby, and cheese or egg and tomato is a standard, often with mayonaise or pickle. But a traditional favourite is a 'chip butty' - soft bread, butter and as a filling, hot french fries which melt the butter. Delicious! Voted up. Alun


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Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

That Chip Butty sounds like a ton of carbs! Yikes!


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samuel hodges 2 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

Boy, oh, boy...now you did it! I had to take another look. I think I'm hooked. Just got to try all of them!

Thanks.

Keep me posted on more.


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Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

And the science of sandwich making will continue! Let us know if you come up with a good one too, @samuel hodges!


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

of all the sandwiches, i love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!


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Austinstar 22 months ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Ah, but which flavor of jelly is the best? Most prefer strawberry or grape. I like orange marmalade!


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Me too Lela!

I love a PB&J on buttered sourdough toast (burn it a little please!) with orange marmalade.

That's heaven!


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readerssquare 15 months ago from Punjab, India

Hey Austinstar,

Oh my god, the pictures of food in your hub looked so delicious that I actually proceeded to make a BLT sandwich for myself. I should also mention that I loved the added sense of humor which the Adam Sandler video brings. I now know how to feed myself with these simple recipes.


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Austinstar 15 months ago from Somewhere in the universe Author

Thanks! I love a good sandwich!

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