Category Archives: 02. Lunch and Sandwiches

BLT Tacos

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BLT Tacos

I remember ordering these from Taco Bell in the 90’s, they were my favorite.  Now I make them at home!

 

Taco Shells

Chopped Tomatoes

Shredded Lettuce

Crumbled Bacon

Shredded Cheese

Ranch Dressing

 

*You will need about 1 strip of crumbled bacon for each taco you make

*If you are using corn tortillas, I fried them in the same pan as I made the bacon in, using a bit of the bacon grease to fry them up.  Fry on high heat for 10 seconds, flip and fry for 30 seconds or until the tortilla begins to puff.  Flip and fry another 30 seconds, remove from pan and fold in half

 

Wrap and enjoy!

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Hawaiian Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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Hawaiian Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Makes 15 Sandwiches

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon honey mustard

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

 

15 Hawaiian Slider Rolls

1 pound thinly sliced ham

About 10 slices Havarti cheese

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray

In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, mustard, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce

Slice the rolls in half.  The easiest way to do this is if you open the package and slice the entire chunk of rolls in half while they are still stuck together.

Pull apart the bottoms of the rolls and place them in the prepared dish.

Fold up pieces of ham to fit the rolls and place them on the bottom halves of the rolls

Layer a piece of cheese next, then more ham, then more cheese

Place the tops of the rolls onto the sliders

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Drizzle buttery mixture over the top of each roll

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If baking now, place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the sliders are warmed, the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are lightly browned.

 

If baking tomorrow, cover the pan with a sheet of greased foil and refrigerate.

The next day, bake for 20 minutes with the foil on, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Grilled Caprese Sandwich

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Grilled Caprese Sandwich

 

4 slices Bread

4 ounces of thinly sliced mozzarella cheese

2 small tomatoes thinly sliced

8-10 fresh basil leaves

1 avocado thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter

 

In a large pan melt the butter over medium heat

Place 2 slices of bread in the pan and top with the mozzarella and tomatoes

Place the other 2 slices of bread on top

Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted

Lift the top slices of bread off the sandwiches and layer the basil and avocado on top of the tomatoes

Place the bread slices back on top and serve immediately

 

*Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar can also be added to this sandwich as an option

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Makes 4 Sandwiches

 

3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

1/4 cup minced onion or 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 tablespoon sweet relish

1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Mix together the chopped eggs and avocado in a medium bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients listed above and blend well.

Let the salad sit for a few minutes in the refrigerator so the flavors can blend.

Enjoy topped on a fresh garden salad or as a sandwich made with your favorite toppings.

Prosperity Sandwich

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This recipe will make 2 sandwiches

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cheese
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 slices thick bread
8 slices ham
8 slices turkey
1 large tomato sliced

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
Mix flour into butter and cook for 1 minute
Slowly whisk in milk and simmer till thick, approximately 5 minutes

Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Set aside

Toast bread under broiler, only takes a couple minutes
Top with turkey, ham, tomato and cheese sauce

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Top with extra shredded cheese
Broil 5 minutes or until bubbly

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Enjoy!

Homemade Sloppy Joes

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This recipe will make about 4 sandwiches

1 pound ground meat, I use ground pork

½ cup chopped onion

8 ounces tomato sauce

1/3 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Place ground meat and chopped onions in a skillet

Over medium heat, stir until meat is browned and onions are cooked

Drain any fat that has collected in the skillet

Stir in the rest of the ingredients

Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally

We served ours on sandwich buns with shredded cheese on top

Enjoy!

Cheese Stuffed Burger Dogs

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Makes 4 servings

1 pound ground meat, I used ground pork
4 chunk strips of your favorite cheese
Buns

Preheat grill

I mixed my ground pork with a bit of adobo, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce

Divide into 4 portions

Flatten into long patties that the cheese will fit into

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Form the meat around the cheese

Gently roll back and forth and pat the ends shut till you have a nice formed roll with all the cheese tucked inside

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Slowly grill over low heat, our grill temp was at 350 degrees

Grill around 8 sides about 2-3 minutes per side

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You have to grill slowly so the cheese does not melt out

Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees

We used a meat thermometer in the end of the burger dog where there was no cheese to check the temperature

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Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

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Special thanks to my Big Sister for sending me this recipe! It’s a keeper!