If you ask 10 people to name the best sandwich, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. That’s because the definition of a sandwich is vague—does it need two slices of bread? What if it’s open-faced? And what about things like tacos and pizza that use tortillas and flatbreads instead of slices of bread? For this list, we’ll be focusing on sandwiches with sliced bread as their main ingredient—no sides and no open-faced versions included.
Of all of America’s favorite sandwiches, grilled cheese is likely near or at the top of every list. While you may not have thought much about it, a grilled cheese is pretty complex: bread, cheese and butter make up two of its four sides. So how do you take something so simple—and make it extraordinary? Here are our best tips for making a delicious and inventive sandwich. To see more about Grilled Cheese Sandwich click here
Toast a bagel or English muffin, then add mashed avocado (or any other of your favorite spreads), sliced tomato, red onion, and sprouts. It’s an easy way to start your day with some healthy fats and flavor that won’t leave you starving at lunchtime. Throw in a few scrambled eggs and you have one serious power breakfast sandwich on your hands. For a boost of protein, add hard-boiled egg whites to each half before piling on all those goodies.
A Vietnamese creation, bánh mì is a sandwich made with crusty French baguette filled with grilled meats, cilantro, pickled vegetables, and a spicy mayonnaise. Although traditionally eaten for breakfast, you can also enjoy them anytime of day!
Although often referred to as a Greek sandwich, there is no such thing. A gyro is actually an ingredient (pronounced YEE-ro) made of meat (generally beef), cooked on a vertical rotisserie. When it is sliced into thin discs and served in a pita with various toppings like tzatziki sauce and onions, that’s when it becomes a gyro!
Chicken Tikka Masala Submarine
This sub has all of your favorite Indian flavors in one convenient package. Chicken tikka masala, shredded lettuce, onions and green peppers are stuffed into a warm pita bread to create a spicy and filling meal.
This classic American sandwich is so popular that it’s actually gained a wide following around the world. But even though its popularity has spread, there are still some people who don’t know how to make one. Luckily, we’re here to help: A tuna melt is made with mayonnaise and cheddar cheese on white bread, then topped with broiled tuna and placed under a salamander (grill) until golden brown.
The pressed cubano is a heaping pile of meat, melted cheese, mustard and pickles all between two slabs of grilled bread. The unique name comes from being pressed on a sandwich press and originated in Miami, Florida. While pressing isn’t necessary to enjoying it—you can also just toss it in a panini press or wrap it up in aluminum foil and place something heavy on top—there’s nothing quite like biting into one you’ve cooked yourself.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
A Monte Cristo sandwich is a triple-decker, dipped in egg batter and fried in butter. Typically, it’s stuffed with ham, turkey and swiss cheese. Served on a fresh baguette with your choice of condiments and garnishes, it makes for a delicious meal. If you’re heading to Disney World or Disneyland soon, be sure to take one bite out of Epcot Center’s very own Monte Cristo sandwich while there!
The Philly cheesesteak, sometimes shortened to Philly or called a Philly steak or Philly cheesesteak sandwich, is a sandwich typically found in Philadelphia. The one thing that makes it stand out above all other sandwiches is that it has thinly sliced beef and melted cheese inside a long crusty roll.
You’re not a real New Yorker until you’ve had a Reuben sandwich. This deli classic is made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and A Thousand Island dressing on toasted rye bread—it’s actually named after its creator, Arnold Reuben. If you like rich and savory flavors, look no further than The Reuben Sandwich.