Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Turkey Burger Quesadilla Sandwich

Today wasn't an ordinary lunch. It was satisfaction. The satisfaction came in the form of turkey burger quesadilla. The only thing, that I would take away from that, is the fact that it didn't seem like a quesadilla when I was happily consuming it, no this was better. Why? Maybe it had something to do with the fresh home made flour tortillas that sandwiched this turkey burger quesadilla. Maybe it was the deliciousness of the actual turkey in between those freshly made tortillas. Maybe, it was because it was more like an actual sandwich than a quesadilla due to the thickness of it. Whatever it was, this is one lunch that will be repeated and soon.


  • Turkey meat burger (please see The Secret To Making The Best Homemade Turkey Burgers on my Off The Menu blog to use an insanely awesome tasting turkey burger for this sandwich) 
  • Flour Tortillas - make your own from scratch or make it easy by using Quaker Flour Tortilla mix found in the Hispanic food aisle which I might add is almost just as good as from scratch 
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Recommended: pickles & tomatoes 
After making your turkey burger from our recipe, simply break out your panini press or if you don't have one use a skillet but we highly recommend using a panini press if you have one.

While you're heating the panini press, sandwich a generous portion of the turkey meat in between two flour tortillas and while you're at it, add your cheddar cheese, pickles, and tomato. To top it off, we suggest either mayo or even BBQ sauce for real flavor. Finally, heat your now sandwiched creation on the panini press for a good 2 to 3 minutes or until nice and crispy. Now all you have to do is enjoy and that shouldn't be a problem. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Italian Sub With Tasty Banana Peppers & Olives

Serving suggestion time: cheese crackers had my vote but it's hard not to eye that packed sub. 
Who doesn't love a good Italian sub made to order? However, there was no ordering here. True that I could of gone to the 5 different Subways located within a 5 mile radius to my home but when I can make one at home that's better then you can bet I'm staying in. As delicious as this was and as easy as it was to make, I had no trouble doing that.

  • Albertson's French Bread
  • Salami (try and find good quality salami because it goes a long way in the taste dept.)
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Mezzetta Banana Wax Peppers (found in a jar)
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Italian Dressing

If you have an Albertson's grocery story nearby, then I suggest that you use their French bread. For some reason, it's rare to find good French bread in a chain grocery store and not have to go to a speciality bread shop but Albertson's is that one exception.

Just look at them, they are just begging to go on a sandwich.
I just love a good banana pepper and the reason I mention it, is because it's a very important ingredient for a good Italian sub. Without them, the Italian sub will be without a great deal of zest to give it the flavor it needs. One is all it takes for this particular sandwich.

Another important step in the Italian sub making task, is after you put all your ingredients together on the sub to your liking; pop it in the toaster oven for about 2 to 3 minutes for that nice and toasty effect.

There you have it, great French bread with a little Italian dressing, spicy but not too spicy banana peppers, quality salami, with black olives for taste is all you need to do a quality Italian sub at home. I don't know you feel about them but Italian subs just have a certain taste associated with them that keeps me coming back to them. I hope I've shown you that you don't need to go out and order one to enjoy this always satisfying sub.
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