Showing posts with label sandwiches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sandwiches. Show all posts

Monday, August 10, 2015

Chicken Sausage Gyros


We love to get gyros at fairs and Lebanese restaurants, and I've long had this recipe in my "binder of things to try." When I recently picked up a package of chicken sausages, I knew I would use them to finally try these. (I'm a little late to the chicken sausage party, I know, but I'm about to catch up - I loved them so much I bought a HUGE package at Costco today!) These have the great flavor of traditional gyros without the need to have a huge piece of meat on a turning skewer in your kitchen. (Ha! could you imagine?)

We enjoyed these on Naan (Indian flatbread, great options at both Aldi and Costco) but pitas would be great too. I added a few ingredients to the sauce from the original recipe, and also threw in some spring mix to increase the veggie content. We ate these twice in three days, and they will now become a regular in our rotation. They're a fun change of pace and I hope you'll try them, too!


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Chicken Sausage Gyros

1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked chicken sausage links (Mild Italian or flavor or your choice)
1 cup sour cream (I use low fat)
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1-1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dill
4 pita breads or Naan
1 plum tomato, sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups spring mix or baby lettuce

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until heated through.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cucumber, vinegar, oil, garlic powder and dill. Serve chicken sausage on pita breads with lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Taste of Home

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pot Roast Sliders


I love little sandwiches. They are so cute, and you don't need to feel bad about eating more than one. I am a huge fan of the ham and swiss sliders on those delicious Hawaiian rolls, and so I was so excited to see a beef version. I didn't use Hawaiian rolls for this one, just regular dinner rolls, which I think helped hold up to the saucy beef.

If you don't like sandwiches, then you should still make this pot roast! It is delicious! This beef would also be great in enchiladas, taquitos, or about anything else that you need shredded beef for - I love when a recipe can do double duty.

For the roast, combine the salsa, water, au jus mix,


Italian dressing and Onion soup mix in a large measuring cup and whisk well to incorporate all the ingredients. Place the roast in the bottom of your crock pot and pour the salsa mixture over the top.


Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Meanwhile, make the chipotle sauce by combining the sour cream, horseradish sauce and sriracha (or chili sauce) in a small bowl. Stir well.


When you're ready to serve the sandwiches, cut each dinner roll in half and place the bottoms on a large cookie sheet. Place a piece of swiss cheese on the bottom halves of each roll, and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are golden.

Heap a spoonful of roast beef on top of the swiss cheese, then replace the tops of the rolls.


Serve with the chipotle sauce. Note: the roast recipe will make enough beef for 24 sandwiches. If you only make 12 sandwiches, you can use the leftover beef in another recipe as mentioned above. (Or eat it plain with a fork!)


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Two years ago: Monkey Bread Muffins
Three years ago: Triple Treat Torte
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Pot Roast Sliders

1 3 to 4 pound beef chuck roast
1 cup water
1 cup salsa
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
1 envelope Au Jus mix

12 dinner rolls
12 slices swiss cheese

Creamy chipotle sauce:
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp. chili sauce
2 tsp. creamy horseradish sauce

Whisk together water, salsa, onion soup mix, Italian dressing mix and Au Jus mix in a large measuring cup. Place roast in slow cooker. Pour seasoning mixture over roast. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-5 hours. Shred the roast with two forks.

For the chipotle sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.

Cut each roll in half and place the bottom halves on a baking sheet. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each roll. Bake at 400 for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are golden.

Place a spoonful of shredded beef over the swiss cheese. Replace the top of the roll; serve sandwiches with the chipotle sauce.


Recipe Source: Six Sisters' Stuff

Monday, June 25, 2012

Black Bean and Veggie Quesadillas



I started making these a few years ago after having them at a local restaurant. They're incredibly versatile, because you can use whatever veggies you like or have on hand! I especially love the combination of zucchini and mushrooms with black beans, but red pepper, onion, or your favorite grilled veggies are great additions. These quesadillas also freeze well - if you can't use all 4, freeze them for a quick lunch later.

I start by chopping the zucchini and then seasoning them with a garlic blend. If you don't have a favorite garlic blend, just use some garlic salt, or salt and pepper, or whatever seasoning you like and have on hand.



Heat your grill pan over medium high heat, then toss in the zucchini and cook them, stirring once in a while, until they're tender and have those delicious grill marks.



Now add in the sliced mushrooms



and cook and stir until the mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a bowl. Now you can wipe out the skillet you just used, and return the pan to the heat - reduce the heat to medium. Place a tortilla in the skillet and top with a handful of cheese on one half.



Add the zucchini and mushrooms,



then spoon on some black beans.



Top with another handful of cheese.



Now flip the "blank" side over on top of the cheese



and press down lightly to help seal it. Then carefully turn it over



and cook on this side for 2 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Repeat with remaining tortillas and serve with salsa and your favorite fixings.

One year ago: Crispy Orange Beef
Two years ago: Banana Sherbet
Three years ago: Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

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Black Bean and Veggie Quesadillas

1 medium zucchini, cut into quarters lengthwise then sliced crosswise
1 tsp. garlic - herb seasoning blend
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup black beans (if from a can, rinsed and drained)
4 whole wheat tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Season the zucchini with the garlic-herb seasoning. Heat a grill pan to medium high heat, and add the zucchini. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is almost tender. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a bowl.

Wipe out the grill pan and return it to the heat; reduce heat to medium. Place a tortilla in the pan and place a few tablespoons of cheese on one half. Add about 1/4 cup of black beans and about 1/2 cup of vegetables on top of the cheese, and cover with another few tablespoons of cheese.

Fold the blank half of the tortilla over the filling and press it down lightly with a spatula to help it seal. Carefully turn over the quesadilla and cook on this side for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Leftover quesadillas can be wrapped in foil and frozen, then reheated in a toaster oven or microwave. Serves 4.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches



These sandwiches have made the rounds on the internet for some time now, and I have always wanted to try them. Ham and swiss is my favorite sandwich filling combo and these looked too delicious not to try. They'd be a great addition to a Superbowl buffet line up, or just a yummy, quick weeknight supper. I pared down the quantity of meat and cheese (and butter!) compared to other recipes, and I promise you won't miss it.

Start by making the yummy sauce. I like to melt the butter in the microwave in a measuring cup. Then add the mustard,



onion flakes, poppy seeds



and Worcestershire sauce and whisk together.

Line a baking sheet with foil, then slice the Hawaiian rolls all together so you have a top and bottom. (Do not separate the individual rolls.) Place the bottom layer on the foil-lined pan, then top with the sliced ham.



Add the swiss cheese on top of the ham.



Whisk the dressing again, and now pour about 1/3 of it over the cheese.



Place the top part of the buns over the cheese, and then pour the rest of the sauce over the bread.



Look at all that buttery poppy seed goodness!



Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until golden brown



and the cheese is melted.



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Two years ago: M&M Cookies

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Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

1 pkg. (12 count) Hawaiian Rolls
1/2 pound of ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound swiss cheese
6 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 Tbsp. dry mustard
1/2 Tbsp. onion flakes
1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Slice the entire package of rolls at once to make a top and bottom layer. Place the bottom layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Cover the rolls with the ham, and then the swiss. In a glass measuring cup, combine the butter, mustard, onion flakes, poppy seeds and Worcestershire sauce. Drizzle a little of the mixture over the ham and cheese layer before replacing top layer of roll. Drizzle remaining mixture over the rolls.

Bake at 350 until cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sweet and Salty Breakfast Monte Cristos



In May, I was the winner of the Iron Chef Challenge hosted by Amy at a Latte with Ott, A. The contest was for the best ham recipe, and my wild rice quiche was the winner! Winning a blog contest is good enough, but I also won a delicious ham from Dakin Farm.

So you can imagine my excitement when Amy told us that in December, all the previous winners from the past 11 months would be "baking off" against one another! The contest is sponsored by Taste of Home, and each of us baked the cinnamon raisin quick bread featured in yesterday's post. The winner of today's contest will be chosen based on who was the most creative in using the prepared bread. So here's my entry: Sweet and Salty Breakfast Monte Cristos.

Have you ever had a monte cristo? It's a variation of the French croque-monsieur and usually consists of turkey, ham, and gruyere between two slices of bread that are then battered and fried. I thought the cinnamon raisin quick bread would make a wonderful "foundation" for a variation on the traditional monte cristo. And I was right. My version is a breakfast sandwich (although I would eat it any time of the day!) featuring ham, swiss and a fried egg between two slices of the cinnamon bread, dipped in egg (like french toast) and then grilled and served with syrup or strawberry cream cheese. Let's get cooking!

Start by frying the eggs. Break each egg carefully into a skillet coated with nonstick spray. Break the yolk with a fork, and cook over medium heat for about two minutes or until set on the bottom. Flip the egg and cook for an additional two minutes until it's completely set.



To assemble the sandwiches, layer the ham and swiss on the bread



then add the egg.



Whisk the two remaining eggs with the milk for your "french toast" batter.



Carefully place each sandwich into the egg batter and press down lightly so that it absorbs some egg mixture into the bread.



Now even more carefully, since the bread is slightly soggy, flip the sandwich to coat the other side with egg.



Gingerly place the sandwich in a large skillet coated with nonstick spray. (You can even use the same one you fried the eggs in!)



Let the sandwiches cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until golden brown (like french toast). Now, super carefully, flip each sandwich over and let it cook on this side for 3-4 minutes. Remove to plates and serve with syrup,



strawberry cream cheese, your favorite preserves, or just eat it plain. In any case, it will be delicious! Here's how happy this made my sister in law, who loves egg sandwiches, and loved the added dimension of the sweet bread in contrast to the salty meat and cheese.



Thanks, Amy, for this fun challenge. And thanks to Taste of Home for a great bread recipe!

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Sweet and Salty Breakfast Monte Cristos

8 slices cinnamon raisin quick bread
8 thin slices smoked ham (about 1/4 pound)
4 slices swiss cheese
6 eggs
1/3 cup milk

In a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray, fry 4 eggs (separately) until hard, flipping halfway through (about two minutes per side). Remove the eggs to a plate and re-coat the skillet with cooking spray.

On 4 slices of bread, layer two slices ham, one slice swiss, and one cooked egg. Top with second slice of bread. Whisk remaining two eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Carefully place sandwiches, one at a time, in the egg batter to coat, and flip to coat both sides.

Place sandwiches in skillet and cook over medium heat until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Gingerly flip sandwiches over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until golden. Remove and cut in half. Serve with maple syrup, strawberry cream cheese, or your favorite preserves. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Curried Chicken Salad with Blackberries



I cannot tell you how excited I was to find this recipe. The cafe at my office makes a curried chicken salad that is sometimes served on raisin bread (SO yummy) and othertimes on top of fresh greens (also delicious). While normally not a huge curry fan, I cannot get enough of that chicken salad. And now, I can make my own. And (shhh!) I think it's even BETTER than the cafe's at work...

Start by making the dressing. In a measuring cup, combine the mayonnaise, chutney,



oil, lemon juice,



ginger and curry powder.



In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green onion and raisins.



Pour the dressing over



and stir well to coat. Toss in the blackberries,



and stir gently.



Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to blend. Sprinkle with cashews right before serving.

This is delicious served over greens or stuffed into pita, or as the cafe does, you can leave the raisins out of the salad and serve the chicken salad on raisin bread.

One year ago: Peach and Blackberry Tart (one of my favorites!)
Two years ago: Strawberry Banana Trifle

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Curried Chicken Salad with Blackberries

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
2 Tbsp. oil
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. mango chutney
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 cup raisins
1 celery rib, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups blackberries, halved if large
1/2 cup roasted salted cashews

In a measuring cup, whisk together oil, mayonnaise, chutney, lemon juice, curry powder and ginger. In large bowl, combine chicken, raisins, celery and green onion. Pour dressing over and stir to coat. Gently stir in berries.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle with cashews. Serves 4.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Shrimp Melts



I cut this recipe out of a magazine several years ago. I finally made it. And now I can't wait to make it again and again. This is a delicious sandwich or appetizer, and will make a wonderful weeknight supper during the summer when I don't want to use the oven.

And it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish! Did I mention it is absolutely scrumptious?

Start by dicing up the shrimp, then adding them to a large skillet along with the salsa.



Saute together over medium heat for a few minutes, just until heated through. (I used cooked shrimp. If you're using uncooked, you'll need to saute for about 4 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked through.)

Arrange the bread on a baking sheet (if you'll broil in the oven) or on your toaster oven tray if you'll broil in that. You should cut the ends off the french bread, the slice it lengthwise. Note that I did not do this; I sliced crosswise. I think it would be much easier to follow the "real" directions and slice lengthwise...

Then slice the avocado



and top the bread with the slices.



Next spoon the shrimp mixture over the avocado slices.



(This is why I think it would be easier to use the lengthwise pieces of bread! See what a mess I made!)

Lastly, sprinkle the slices with cheese.



Broil for just about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. If you've used the lengthwise bread, slice it into more individual pieces, either sandwich sized or appetizer sized depending on your preference.

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Shrimp Melts

1-16oz. loaf french bread
1 pound cleaned shrimp, diced
1 cup salsa
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 cups (8 oz. package) shredded Mexican blend cheese

Cut the ends of the bread loaf and then slice lengthwise and place on a baking sheet. Combine the shrimp and salsa in a skillet and saute until shrimp is cooked and heated through, about 4 minutes over medium heat.

Layer avocado slices on bread, then stop with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle cheese over shrimp. Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices for sandwich servings or appetizers. Makes 4-6 servings as a main dish and 12-16 as an appetizer.
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