Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hot Turkey Sandwiches

These sandwiches are fantastic on a cold winter Saturday and even better on a Spring picnic.  If you take them strait from the oven and put them in your picnic basket they will still be toasty and warm when you unwrap the foil at the park.   You can surprise your Honey with a hot sandwich at the job site, or after he shovels off the driveway. 


6 wheat rolls                                      1.50
3/4 lb smoked sliced deli turkey         4.92
1 pkg fully cooked bacon slices         2.68
1 medium onion sliced thin                   .30
1 pkg sliced pepper jack cheese        2.36
12 Tbsp BBQ sauce                           .30


Carefully slice each wheat roll and open up on a cutting board.  Spread 2 Tbsp of BBQ sauce on the top bun and place three slices of turkey on the bottom bun.  If your store has smaller buns then reduce the amount of BBQ sauce to 1 Tbsp so you don't have a soggy sandwich.

Then place one slice of pepper jack cheese on top of the turkey and a few rings of sliced onions on top of the BBQ sauce.

Lastly put 3-4 slices of precooked bacon on top of the cheese.
Then close each sandwich and wrap in foil.
Put two sandwiches a piece into gallon zip lock bags, label and freeze.

I put two sandwiches into the oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes to melt the cheese.  The other four sandwiches go into the freezer.  When you're ready to heat up the frozen ones place two sandwiches in the oven and bake at 200 degrees for 60 minutes.  This gives the inside to warm up before the bun gets too crispy.

This was our lunch and it was fantastic.  Once the snow melts I encourage you to warm up some of these sandwiches in the oven, grab them out and put them into your basket and have a picnic.  For Independence Day my husband and I like to bake some hot sandwiches then eat them out on the boat waiting for the fireworks to start over the lake. 

I made 6 sandwiches for $2.01 each.  Now add an apple and some carrot sticks and you have a fabulous lunch. Please try this will love it!

Christie aka Keeza