GIANT Backpacker's Sandwich Recipe
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A HUGE sandwich that's designed to be squished is just what you need for your family's outdoor adventure.
Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 6
  • 1 rustic boule (round bread loaf)
  • 6oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ pound thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 4oz sliced salami
  • ¼ lb sliced cheese (any variety)
  • 2.25oz can of sliced olives, drained
  1. Assemble the sandwich 2-6 hours before serving. Cut loaf of bread horizontally and hollow out the soft bread from both halves, leaving a shell about ¾ inch thick.
  2. Drain the artichoke liquid into a small bowl and add the mayonnaise, whisk well to combine. Spread all over both halves of the hollowed bread (you may not use it all).
  3. In the bottom half of the bread, begin to layer the tomatoes, artichokes, onions, turkey, salami, cheese and olives. Make sure to start and end with tomatoes with plenty in the middle as well! Everything should mound up pretty tall.
  4. Put top half of bread over the mound, and wrap the entire sandwich with plastic wrap, then put it in a large zip top plastic bag.
  5. When you’re ready to eat, if the sandwich hasn’t been smashed under other things in your backpack or cooler, place it on a hard surface and sit on it. Do NOT omit this step!
  6. Slice into six wedges to serve.
Approximate cost/serving: This is expensive to make compared to just making one sandwich, it usually costs me about $8. But when you realize that it can feed 6 people, it's just over $1.30 per serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ sandwich Calories: 333 Fat: 16.94 Saturated fat: 5.33 Carbohydrates: 31.09 Sugar: 3.48 Sodium: 569.89 Fiber: 1.83 Protein: 12.95 Cholesterol: 34.84
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