United States of Sandwiches
From the regional shrimp po'boys to the nation-wide Sloppy Joes, here are some of America's best sandwiches.
The Perfect Lobster Roll
This recipe is based on Boston's Neptune Oyster's lobster rolls, which give you the option of butter or mayo. Offering that choice means they can't hide anything about the quality of their lobster.
Berkeley Veggie Burger
Golden beets and chewy whole-grain brown rice are the base of this veggie burger, while chopped toasted walnuts and blue cheese add subtle crunch and rich flavor.
Indiana Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Creamy Corn Relish
The coating's crisp texture is thanks in part to Wondra flour, however all-purpose will work just fine.
Italian-Style Subs with Pepperoncini
This sub has the flavors of Italy, but with only 370 calories.
Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers
Grilled sweet and salty spam, pineapple, and Maui onion make these pork burgers a standout. If you can't find Hawaiian sandwich rolls, cut thick slices of Hawaiian sweet bread from a loaf.
Oven-Fried Shrimp and Okra Louisiana Po'boys
Buttermilk-dredged shrimp and okra are made only better by a crispy cornmeal and Cajun seasoning coating.
Nor-Cal Veggie Sandwiches with Hazelnut Butter
This is the kind of sandwich that'll make you forget about meat. You can use any sprouts you like in place of the radish sprouts.
"New" New Mexican Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Black bean patties are a savory, delicious alternative to beef. If you can't find a Cubanelle pepper, substitute a poblano.
Pacific Northwest Burger
Made with glazed, grilled salmon, this burger embodies the crunch, sweetness, pepper, and tang that's indicative of the West coast.
Louisville Hot Browns with Cauliflower Mornay
A Kentucky classic gets a modern twist with a light-but-creamy cauliflower puree that stands in for the traditional cheese sauce.
Citrus-laced mojo and tangy relish add big flavor to this Latin classic.
Root Beer Sloppy Joes
Root beer adds a warm caramel note to these fun sandwiches. Serve with a side of baked sweet potato chips.
NYC Melting Pot Reubens
Kimchi adds punch to this Big Apple classic.
Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce
This is a Southern triple threat loaded with bacon, BBQ, and bourbon.
Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms
These stick-to-your-ribs sandwiches make for a quick and casual supper along with baked potato chips and coleslaw.
SoCal Guacamole Burger
Creamy-rich on top and sprout-crunchy on the bottom, this Southern California burger blends the region's produce-forward approach with Latin flair—all on a lean sirloin patty.
Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches
The secret ingredient here could be the sauce's dried onion soup mix.
Great Plains Burger
This burger is corny—literally. Corn chips are crumbled into bison meat and sweet, creamy fresh-corn mayo goes on top.
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with White Barbecue Sauce
Known as Alabama-style barbecue, White Barbecue Sauce is loved for its vinegary taste and use of mayo (rather than tomato sauce) as its base.
This chile-spiked burger is topped a slaw made of nopales or cactus paddles.
New England Turkey Burger
Caramelized onions simmered in hoppy Sam Adams beer top this burger, while shaved Vermont Cheddar adds tang and richness to the meat.