Archive for My Sandwiches

Ugly Grilled Leftover Sandwich

I decided to clean out my fridge a bit today and found various meats and toppings. Not enough to make a full blown extreme sandwich, but if I combined them together I could make something interesting on the fly. The results was an ugly, mean sandwich that was very tasty.

The Ingredients:

  • Sliced turkey breast with pepper.
  • Two slices of deli roast beef loaf
  • Chunks of a breast from a rotisserie chicken with paprika
  • One slice of cheap deli ham loaf
  • A slice of onion grilled in a little butter with a clove of diced garlic
  • Some Tilamook shredded cheddar cheese
  • Two slices of whole wheat bread, buttered
  • A little mayo
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Rating: 3.8/5 (4 votes cast)

Bacon Chili Cheese Quesadilla Burger

Another guest sandwich from a Nintendo World Report friend, BlackNMild2k1. I really need to cook this one for myself!

Updated with additional pictures:

  • Bacon crumbled into some Chili w/ beans
  • Burger seasoned* and wrapped in foil before cooking (it’s a steam broiled stove top cooked burger)
  • 2 cheeses (American or Cheddar & Mozzarella)
  • Giant tortilla with a thin layer of mayo (which helped hold the tortilla shut)

wrap everything in the toasted tortilla and grill in the skillet till browned and cheese is melted.

*burger seasonings: Grilled Steak Seasoning, Chili Powder, Salt, Pepper & minced onions.

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Rating: 4.4/5 (7 votes cast)

The Duster

I’m introducing a new category here at Extreme Sandwiches, The Extreme Guest Sandwich. People who know of my sandwich making ways sometimes share their own creations with me. So here we go!

The Duster aka The Dusty Burger

The Duster consists of:

Two hamburger patties seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Honey Chipolte BBQ sauce.

Top with a little mayonnaisse, jalapenos, and two slices of cheddar cheese.

Dustin likes his food spicy!

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Rating: 4.4/5 (8 votes cast)

Ham and Turkey Ciabatta

Spring is just around the corner here in Spokane (not like winter was ever really here this year) and I decided to a fresh new sandwich. No particular theme to this sandwich but the sum is definitely greater than the parts.I learned that cibatta is an excellent bread for big sloppy extreme sandwiches due to its tensile strength. I also learned that Muenster cheese is hard to slice evenly, but totally worth it due to its awesome melt factor and slightly pungent taste. The French Onion dip was inspired by instructions at The Turkey Sandwich Report

The Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of ciabatta bread, lightly toasted with butter and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 7.5 oz. container of Nalley French Onion Dip
  • 1 turkey breast, sliced. NOT TURKEY LOAF LUNCHMEAT
  • About 1 pound of Deli sliced ham made at Egger’s Meats (best ham in town)
  • A hunk of sliced Muenster cheese from Safeway melted over the top under a broiler
  • Spinach leaves
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Rating: 4.0/5 (5 votes cast)

Chili Cheese Dog Burger

Chili may be second greatest condiment ever, second only to bacon. Combine it with lots of cheese and it is near perfection. I decided to make another sloppy sandwich, but it was delicious. Seriously, I had to go wash my hands twice while eating this thing.

A big pile of tasty You can see the hot dog, but it's in there.
Ugghhh I only ate half of it and I am way too full.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 potato hamburger bun
  • half pound lean ground chuck, made into a smash burger
  • A slice of cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of Stagg Country Brand Chili
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • 1 Hebrew National beef frank. (my favorite hot dog)
  • about six ounces of shredded Tilamook Cheddar
  • half a red onion, diced thick.

Garnished with some oven baked crinkle cut fries, seasoned with paprika.

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Rating: 3.8/5 (4 votes cast)

BBQ Turkey Roll

I decided to do a Extreme Spontaneity Sandwich! while at my parent’s house for Christmas. Not a giant sandwich, but it was tasty. My sister took the pictures with her camera phone. Leftovers, a rogue burner on my parent’s stove, and cracker dip conspired for the BBQ turkey roll.

Making the bbq turkey

THe completed morsel

The Ingredients:

– Leftover turkey breast, sauteed in olive oil and garlic, then cooked with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.

– Leftover wheat dinner roll

– Safeway Select Artichoke/Jalapeno cracker dip.

The cracker dip made an excellent condiment that contrasted nicely with the BBQ turkey.

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Rating: 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich

I have been planning this sandwich for quite some time. The premise is simple: Take some of my favorite parts of the previous days meal and make a sandwich out of the mess. The result is soggy, starchy awesome. To qualify, all my sandwiches have to be able to be held like a sandwich while I take a bite. This one was a bit tricky, but it passed.

I re-heated the turkey in a lightly greased pan with lots of pepper until it was a bit browned. I used the same pan to toast the sourdough slices so they could stand up to the gravy.

Browned and peppered turkey breast Tower of Gobble
Big and Sloppy

The Layers (from the bottom up):

  • Toasted sourdough
  • Dad’s home made turkey gravy
  • Turkey Breast
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Dad’s home made turkey gravy
  • Turkey Breast
  • Sweet potatoes and yams
  • Turkey Breast
  • Dad’s home made turkey gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Dad’s home made turkey gravy
  • Toasted sourdough
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Rating: 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Double Cheese Smash Burger

Normally I wouldn’t be eating so unhealthy, (don’t worry oatmeal and lot’s of exercise in the future) but as you know, I’m using up those hoagie rolls from Fred Meyers! I was recently reading about the various types of hamburgers there are and I came across a winner. It’s called the smash burger and it betrays what I thought was the golden rule: touch the burger as little as possible once it hits the pan. The reason for this is you don’t want to poke it and let all the juices run out, right? Well hang onto your hats. Extreme Spontaneity Sandwich!

After reading about the smash burger I looked around and found a good guide on how to make them. Check out how to do it at the Paupered Chef: http://thepauperedchef.com/2008/12/the-smash-technique-and-skinny-burger-perfection.html

A fantastic tasting burger. Maybe the best I've ever cooked myself.

Update: I didn’t like the picture I had of my smash burger, so here is a pic that better illustrates the crusty goodness

smashburger

The Ingredients:
– Leftover kaiser roll
– Two quarter pound smashed burger patties
– Two slices of cheddar cheese
– Ketchup

What makes this sandwich extreme? The smash technique. Trust me on this.

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Rating: 4.1/5 (7 votes cast)

Sweet and Savory Orange Turken Sandwich

Generally, I put about a week or two’s thought into one of my extreme sandwiches. They also often take a fair amount of time and a chunk of my weekly food budget to prepare. A desire not to waste food has brought me to a new category of extreme sandwich.

I present… The Extreme Spontaneity Sandwich!

So I needed a bun of some sort for dinner last night. Just one. Of course, you can’t buy just one bun at most supermarkets so I grab a pack of six hoagie rolls off the Fred Meyer discount baked goods rack. Only ninety-nine cents!

Not wanting to waste them, I bring the rolls into work for lunch the next day just to see what I could create. I visited the Safeway deli for lunch and grab a cooked cold turkey breast on sale and a medium pack of Orange chicken. Combining these two unlikely allies gave me the Sweet and Savory Orange Turken Sandwich. One for me and one for my co-worker. Amazingly, the two flavors work together.

What kind of monstrosity is this?

A Pair of strange sandwiches

The Ingredients
– Leftover hoagie roll
– Chunks of real turkey breast, no skin.
– Safeway’s China Express Orange Chicken

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Rating: 3.0/5 (6 votes cast)

Meat Lover’s Stuffed Loaf

This sandwich inspired in part by the meat lover’s cheesesteak at Bruchi’s. To be honest the sandwich turned out slightly dry by itself, but adding on some mayonnaise fixes that problem perfectly. I think this sandwich fits well for October.

To make a stuffed loaf you take a french bread, cut a slit in the side then hollow it out, leaving about a quarter inch of bread as lining. Make up your stuffing, in this case my meat lover’s hash, then wrap it in tinfoil and bake it at 350 for about twenty minutes.

Meat Lover's Hash The Stuffed Loaf Completed
Slice of Stuffed Loaf

The Ingredients
– 1 crusty French loaf, hollowed out
– 2 German sausages, sliced
– Half pound of ground beef
– 1 red onion, diced
– 1 pound of fajita steak, sliced thin
– 6 slices of bacon, fried crispy and crumbled
– The innards of the loaf, chunks of bread, fried in the bacon grease.
– 6 slices of provolone cheese, three on the bottom, three on the top.
– Mayonnaise to taste

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Rating: 2.7/5 (6 votes cast)