Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if your family is anything like mine, you’re not only planning for the BIG turkey meal, but the dozens of meals you’ll make after Thanksgiving with the leftovers! One of the classic post-Thanksgiving meals is a turkey sandwich with all the holiday fixings – turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Our friends over at simplethings sandwich & pie shop in Los Angeles are famous for their Thanksgiving Sandwich and have agreed to share the secret to their mouthwatering recipe with all Tillamook fans!
SIMPLETHINGS THANKSGIVING SANDWICH (4 sandwiches/servings)
4 tablespoons Tillamook Unsalted Butter
4 slices of bacon, chopped
2 teaspoons jalapeno, minced
2 cups (16 oz) prepared cornbread stuffing
1/2 cup (4 oz) Tillamook Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1 cup (8 oz) turkey gravy
1 lb (16 oz) oven roasted turkey (sliced 1/8” thick)
1/2 cup (4 oz) cranberry relish
4 rustic rolls
Prepare the stuffing:
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the chopped bacon and sauté until crisp. Add the jalapeno and cook until jalapeno is soft, then set aside. Place the stuffing in a large bowl and add the bacon mixture, Monterey Jack Cheese and eggs. Mix completely. Place mixture in a buttered dish and bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside until ready to make sandwiches (note: this may yield more stuffing than what’s needed for 4 sandwiches).
Make the sandwiches:
Heat gravy in a saucepan. Add the turkey to warm through and coat completely. Split each roll and top the bottom slice with ¼ cup of the jalapeno stuffing. Top the stuffing with the gravy soaked turkey. Spread the cranberry relish on the top piece of bread and place on top of sandwich to serve.
This sandwich is amazing! Give it a try with your Thanksgiving leftovers and let us know what you think!
P.S. If the cold weather and holidays have you craving warm, comforting home-cooked dishes, such as the Thanksgiving Sandwich from simplethings sandwich & pie shop, stay tuned for exciting additions to the Tillamook Kitchen! We have a new group of Chefs and restaurants we’re excited to introduce to you and your family this holiday season.