Episode 13: Sandwiches! Broccoli Subs, French Dips and Salmon Pitas
Sandwiches! Broccoli Subs, French Dip, and Salmon Pita
From a meat-eater’s french dip to a vegetarian’s dream broccoli sub, the Dinner Sisters find some new sandwiches and a classic for a weeknight dinner or even a party. Let’s go beyond a grilled cheese and find some fun sandwiches for a delicious handheld dinner.
The delicious aroma of the roast beef braising might torture you, but the wait will be worth it! A chuck roast cooks in a savory braise for hours to make a tender, melty-cheesy sandwich that works for parties or just a party of one.
You can use a traditional slow cooker or the slow cook feature on the Instant Pot. This could also work in a low- 225 degree- oven. We haven’t tried this using the pressure cooker feature of the Instant Pot but maybe?
Make the sandwiches with a bread that can stand up to the dip in au jus. A ciabatta roll or sturdy french bread.
Skip baking and broil the cheese instead. You get your sandwich much faster, which is always a good thing. If you are reheating the sandwich, pop the meat in the microwave for 30 seconds before you broil.
Canned salmon isn’t everyone’s pantry staple, but maybe it should be if you can make these tasty salmon patties. You stuff the patties in a pita with lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes and top it off with an herby yogurt sauce.
We thought these patties would be nice outside the sandwich- maybe the yogurt as a dipping sauce?
Another idea- make them smaller and serve as an appetizer either on their own or in mini pitas.
Check out the salmon- some is canned with skin and bones. Choose a brand or can without those.
Here’s a sandwich where the sum is better than each of the parts. Roast broccoli and pile it on french bread with peppadew peppers, french fried onions, feta cheese, and a tangy sauce. Serve it warm or wrap well for a tasty, hearty vegetarian option.
Serve it warm or wrap well for a tasty, hearty vegetarian option.
Roast the broccoli ahead of time and assemble the sandwich when you’re ready.
This sandwich travels well- wrap tightly in cling wrap or wax paper. Keep cool and you’ll have a lovely meal waiting for you.
A party menu with these sandwiches and the french dip might just be the best of all worlds.
We successfully made this dairy-free by eliminating the feta. Our taste-tester still loved it! You could go all the way vegan by using a vegan mayo and substituting coconut aminos for the fish sauce.
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