Up Your Sandwich Game in 2019

butter burgers, ultimate Cuban sandwich, Meatloaf sandwich, and BBQ platter sandwich

Sandwiches are truly one of the most versatile foods out there. You can make them big or small, fill them with complex ingredients, or just grill some cheese. If you’ve got two pieces of bread and a little imagination, you’ve got yourself a meal.

Still, no one wants to eat PB&J every day. And that’s why I’m here, to offer you five of the best sandwiches to make when you want to impress someone (or just yourself). I’m eating number 4 right now, and I promise, it’s worth it.

These creations use all sorts of proteins, flavor profiles and styles. Some of them are a great way to use leftovers. Some are excellent party food. Some are indulgent recipes that will have people begging for the recipe.

Are you ready to up your sandwich game in 2019? Whether you’re planning ahead for dinner or want to eat now, grab some bread and let’s get started!


1. Meatloaf Comfort Burgers

meatloaf comfort burger sandwich

This is burger is the perfect way to fight off the Polar Vortex and keep warm through winter. The ultimate comfort foods combine to make this hearty sandwich, which features not only meatloaf, but mac n’ cheese. Sometimes, winter can seem never-ending, but when you bite into one of these, I promise, the days will seem brighter.

Get the recipe here.

2. Chopped Pork Sliders

chopped pork sliders

We all think we know what barbecue sauce tastes like. But the reality is that barbecue sauce varies from region to region. This sandwich showcases one of the lesser known barbecue sauce varieties—the mustard-based sauce. This sweet-yet-tangy flavor pairs beautifully with chopped pork, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for tailgates, parties, or just dinner with the family. As a bonus, it’s a great way to use leftover pork shoulder after a long day of grilling.

Get the recipe here.

3. Butter Burgers

butter burgers sandwich

When a fellow Instagrammer mentioned the concept of a butter burger to me I was immediately intrigued. I thought I had already perfected my classic burger recipe. I was so wrong. A butter burger is what you’re going to want on the grill the next time you host a party. This indulgent recipe will have people flocking to your grill for seconds, thirds—you’re probably going to have to cut them off at some point.

Get the recipe here.

4. Ultimate Cuban Sandwich

Cuban sandwich cross-section

Sometimes, you just want a big sandwich—something that makes you unhinge your jaw to truly enjoy. This combination of tender pork, gooey cheese and sharp pickles is worth taking a big bite. One of my absolute favorite sandwiches, and a great summer indulgence with a beer on a lazy, warm day.

Get the recipe here.

5. BBQ Platter Sandwich

BBQ platter sandwich, completed

If you’ve ever dreamed of eating an entire BBQ feast in one bite, do I have a sandwich for you. This monster sandwich features everything but the kitchen sink (when I figure out how to grill the kitchen sink, I’ll revise this), from coleslaw to mac ‘n’ cheese, all piled high over pulled pork shoulder. This sandwich is so big you’ll be tempted to split it, but trust me on this, you won’t want to share once you’ve taken a bite. The best part? This recipe is basically a leftover remix using some of my favorite tried-and-true dishes. Never have leftovers looked so good. This ain’t your mama’s reheated casserole.

Get the recipe here.

Now that you’ve got five guaranteed sandwich superstars to make, the only question is: Which one will you try first? Let me know and don’t forget to tag me when you upload a picture of these beauties on Instagram!

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