Sandwich Recipes From The Deen Brothers

Yesterday I wrote a post about meeting the Deen Brothers. Today I give you their fantastic sandwich recipes!! Enjoy. I’ve tried them all and they are as delicious as they sound.

The Deen Brother’s Zesty Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich
8 slices whole wheat bread
2 (6 oz.) cans light tuna packed in olive oil, drained
1/3 cup mayonnaise, more or less depending on preference
zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 eggs, hard boiled and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
salt to taste
4 leaves green leaf lettuce, chopped
8 slices tomato, thinly sliced
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add tuna, eggs, pickles, minced onion and lemon pepper and stir to coat. Add additional mayonnaise if needed. Salt to taste.
Divide tuna salad among 4 slices of bread. Top each with chopped lettuce and tomato slices. Top with remaining 4 slices of bread and serve.

The Deen Brothers Roast Beef and Southern Sweet Coleslaw Sandwich
8 slices Pumpernickle
2 tablespoons spicy mustard
1 lb. thinly sliced cooked roast beef or cornedbeef
For Cole Slaw:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon celery salt
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage (about1/4 head)
2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage (about1/4 head)
1 large carrot, grated
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar and celery salt. Add cabbage and carrots. Toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Spread spicy mustard on one side of 4 slices of bread. Top with roast beef and cole slaw.
Place remaining 4 slices of bread over coleslaw. Press together with your hands and serve.

The Deen Brother’s Perfect Chicken Sandwich
8 slices multi grain bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 roasted chicken breasts, sliced (use leftover
roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken)
8 thin slices Gruyere cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
6 basil leaves, finely chopped
zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
In a small mixing bowl, stir together mayonnaise, basil, zest and juice. Salt and pepper to taste.Brush one side of each slice of bread. Spread basil mayonnaise on the opposite side of each slice. Top four of the slices of bread (olive oil side down) with chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add two slices of cheese over chicken and top with remaining four pieces of bread (olive oil side up).
Heat sandwich press and cook sandwiches until golden and cheese has melted.

The Deen Brother’s Crunchy Super Kid’s Sandwich
8 slices raisin bread
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 banana, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup granola (use your kid’s favorite)
Spread butter on one side of each slice of raisin bread. Spread peanut butter on the other side of four of the slices. Top the peanut butter with thinly sliced bananas and honey. Sprinkle granola over honey and top with remaining slices of bread (butter side up). Heat a griddle to medium hot. Grill sandwiches are golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Serve warm.
The Deen Brother’s Grilled Bacon Pimento Cheese Sandwich
8 Slices White Bread
1/4 cup butter, softened
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
pinch of garlic powder
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 oz. cream cheese
1 (4 oz.) jar of pimentos, drained and diced
1 teaspoon grated onion
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium mixing bowl using a hand held mixer, beat cream cheese mayonnaise and garlic powder until smooth. Add in Jack and Cheddar cheese, pimentos and grated onion. Beat until well blended. Stir in crumbled bacon. Salt and pepper to taste.
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Top 4 of the slices with bacon pimento cheese spread. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread (butter side out).
Heat grill pan or griddle to medium. Grill sandwiches until golden brown on one side. Flip to other side and continue cooking until golden brown. Serve warm.

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