The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

28 11 2012

One of the reasons I decided to cook a whole turkey instead of just turkey breasts was because I wanted leftovers. I mean who doesn’t love an overstuffed turkey sandwich with all the fixins’? And when it comes to making said overstuffed sandwich, Bill Berry proved to be quite the expert.

Yup, that would be Bill’s double-decker turkey sandwich that was outta control delicious. Here’s how he made it:

First, he started with some Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter which I brought back from my weekend trip to Chicago. And yes, I paid $20 to check my bag so that I could bring back three jars of it (and some trail mix, sesame cashews, and chocolate.) So worth it.

Then he sliced some of his tequila laced sweet potatoes, and added the first layer of turkey.

He was careful not to overload, since he had many more layers to go.

Then he smeared some fancy mustard onto the next slice of bread to finish off the first half of his sandwich.

I could have dug in right then, but no siree, there was still half of the sandwich to go!

Next up: cranberry sauce. No post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich is complete without it!

And why not add some more carbs to the sandwich in the form of stuffing?

“Is it soup done yet?”

Nope, there was still a layer of turkey, arugula, and a thin spread of miracle whip to go before Bill stepped back and said it was done.

Check out those layers!

After a quick diagonal slice and a few photos, the ultimate sandwich was ready to eat.

Mmmm. I don’t think I’ll ever make a boring turkey sandwich again!

Question of the day: How did you use your leftovers?




13 responses

28 11 2012

Whoa! That’s an aggressive sandwich. I’d eat it. LOL!

29 11 2012

Aggressive is a great word for it:)

28 11 2012
Christine Pittman (@CookTheStory)

Oh wow! That is totally the ultimate leftover turkey sandwich! I am so jealous!!!

28 11 2012

That is my kind of sandwich. I turkey and dressing sandwich has been my go-to Thanksgiving leftover staple for years. And the dressing/stuffing has to have turkey liver and giblets mixed in. Put that onto some good multi-grain bread that has sunflower kernels and wheat-berries in it, with a good smear of Miracle Whip, and I’m in cullinary heaven. I will have to try the additions from this sandwich that you’ve posted. I have a good amount of pumpkin that I processed from soem very large jack-o-lanterns, and a hubbard squash. Got any recipes for pumpkin butter? (:-)


29 11 2012

I’ve never experimented with the giblets! Sounds very adventurous! I don’t have a pumpkin butter recipe but it is on my to do list!

28 11 2012
Nichole C

OMG! I want this sammy!

29 11 2012

Maybe I should start making them and shipping them!

28 11 2012

I almost feel like you could skip Thanksgiving dinner and just go straight to sandwich making! 🙂

29 11 2012

I might need to do that at Christmas!

29 11 2012

That is absolutely the leftover sandwich of my dreams. My mother-in-law made some delicious turkey soup with the leftovers from our Thanksgiving dinner.

29 11 2012

Yum! If it felt like soup weather here I probably would have done the same!

29 11 2012
Beka @ rebecca roams

holy moly Steph! That sandwich looks just like something out of a Thanksgiving magazine. Yum!

30 11 2012
Trey Jasso

that looks soooo yummy. I’m up late surfing the net and now I’m totally craving this sandwich…haha

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