I’ve noticed that when we amp up our protein intake, we all have more energy and we stay satiated for a longer amount of time. Deli meat is a quick and easy way to ensure that we’re meeting our protein quota, but not all lunchmeat is created equally (and not all of them meet my high standards for a clean & simple ingredient list). That’s where HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® products come in! The NATURAL CHOICE® brand offers 100% natural deli meats and bacon with no added preservatives. All of their products are packaged, sealed, and pasteurized by being placed under high-pressure water exertion, a cutting-edge all-natural process known as HPP; this process enhances wholesomeness and maintains quality while sidestepping preserving the products with artificial ingredients and added preservatives like other brands may. The NATURAL CHOICE® brand meats are delicious, affordable, and available at your local grocery store.
On a typical weekday, you’re likely to see my daughter eating sliced deli meat rolled up with sliced cheese, and on the weekend we like to have a big family breakfast complete with bacon. If you’re looking for something a bit more special, you’ll want to try my Club Sandwich with Creamy Chipotle Spread… which includes turkey, ham and bacon. Just check out those layers!
This satisfying sandwich features three delicious types of meat from the NATURAL CHOICE® line (all of which can be found nation-wide):
NATURAL CHOICE® Honey Deli Ham
NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Deli Turkey
NATURAL CHOICE® Original Uncured Bacon
The classic club sandwich gets a spicy makeover with a creamy chipotle spread. If heat isn’t your thing, you can omit the chipotle; but it really adds an interesting flavor element. There are so many textures involved, and let’s be honest, it’s a lot of fun to eat a triple decker sandwich. This sandwich is filling enough to share, but I won’t judge if you eat the whole thing yourself!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (1 sandwich)
- 2 slices NATURAL CHOICE® Original Uncured Bacon
- 4 slices NATURAL CHOICE® Honey Deli Ham
- 4 slices NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Deli Turkey
- 3 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
- 2 large romaine or butter lettuce leaves
- 4 slices vine-ripened tomato
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1-2 teaspoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, depending on heat preference
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the bacon slices onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 10-15 minutes (check the bacon at 10 minutes, and continue cooking if not yet done to desired preference). Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. When cool enough to handle, break each slice of bacon in half.
Meanwhile, toast the bread until browned to your preference.
While the bread is toasting, stir together the mayonnaise, yogurt, and 1 tsp adobo sauce in a small bowl. Taste, and add additional adobo sauce if desired. When the bread is done toasting, evenly distribute the creamy chipotle spread between the three slices of bread.
On one slice of bread, (chipotle spread side-up) place one lettuce leaf followed by two tomato slices, the ham slices and two bacon halves.
Repeat step 4 with another slice of bread placed on top of the bacon, followed by tomato, turkey and remaining bacon.
Finish by placing the third slice of bread (chipotle spread side-down) on top.
Cut sandwich in half or into quarters. If desired, push a toothpick or wooden skewer through the center of each half or quarter to help hold the sandwich together.