Tag Archives: Sandwiches

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Sliders

I love sliders. They are literally the perfect food for any gatherings from sports to holidays. Another thing that makes them awesome is you can prep them the day before, and simply pop them in the oven before your event.

These sliders may be my new favorite. I mean, bacon, ranch, CHEESE?!?! What’s not to love, right?

Begin with 12 potato rolls (I like Martins) and place the bottom halves on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Melt a stick of butter with 1tsp garlic salt, 1/2tsp onion powder, & 1tbl dried parsley. Brush over your roll halves.

Break apart 6 slices of Colby jack cheese and place on your bread.

Now layer 1lb thinly sliced deli chicken (or you could use shredded rotisserie chicken).

Cook 6 pieces of bacon until crispy.

Crumble and sprinkle on top of your chicken.

Drizzle 1/3C “good” Ranch dressing (y’all know what I’m talking about) over the bacon.

Add more broken Colby jack slices.

Put the tops of the rolls back on and brush with the rest of your butter. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.

Try and grab 1 or 3 for yourself before they disappear!

Adapted From: Melissa’s Southern Kitchen

Meatball Subs

One of my favorite indulgences (besides a great burger) is a meatball sub. These are so easy and delicious. Perfect for a game day or Sunday feast. 
Meatball Subs:
Place 1.5lbs of ground sirloin in a large mixing bowl. Create a well in the center and add:

1 egg, beaten

3 handfuls of Italian breadcrumbs

1 finely chopped medium onion

4 cloves minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this can be omitted if your are cooking for kids or folks who don’t like spicy meatballs)

2 teaspoons Worcestershire 

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 

1/4 cup Parmesan 

Salt & pepper
Mix together with your hands but don’t over mix. Divide into 4 parts and then divide each quarter into 3 meatballs, so that you end up with 12 meatballs. 

Place on nonstick baking sheet and roast in a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes. 

Warm marinara sauce in a medium saucepan (homemade is best but store bought also works). Place meatballs in sauce and coat on all sides.

Slice some good Italian sub rolls almost in half. Later your meatballs, extra sauce, and sliced provolone inside your roll. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and warm until cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Adapted from: Rachael Ray