I just bought a sandwich maker from a thrift shop (the one that seals the edges in triangles). It did not have an instruction booklet with recipes. I know a few basic sandwiches but was wondering if anyone has come up with some new ideas.
Rose from Malvern, PA
Love my sandwich maker. Reubens are the best. I use rye bread lightly buttered. Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.
White buttered bread with pizza sauce, mozzerella cheese and any pizza toppings are another favorite.
White buttered bread with apple, cherry or any pie filling for something sweet.
Spray the grids with "pam" and dip the outsides of the bread in egg, place on the grids and fill with sliced ham and some swiss cheese, ooo yum.
A dollop of mixed tuna in the middle of just one (each side), PBJ that is warm can't be beat, scrambled egg and sausage, etc. You can google the brand and get ideas, too. Good luck!
Butter the sides of the bread which will be next to the plates of the machine. You can leave the crusts. We quite like slices of cheese (cheddar or similar rather than processed) with either thinly sliced onion or apples added. You can, if you wish, add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce if you get it in your area.
Am looking forward to picking up more ideas here!
I don't know what everyone else calls them, but around the campfire we'd call them pudgie pies. You can make them w/your sandwich maker though. Butter each piece of bread - open a can (Comstock is what i use) of fruit - whether it be apples, cherries, blueberries, etc. Put in about 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of filling & cook. A delicious little pie!
I make muffins in my sandwich maker. Just mix up a packaged mix and put in makers. It just takes a few minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar... Very good !
Hope you enjoy these.
The sandwich maker is Great for eggs...you can just cook them like you would a fried egg (without all the grease) or you can mix up like scrambled eggs or with omelet fixin's.
You can put a small biscuit or half of a larger one in the bottom of
one side and flatten it out and put all kinds of toppings on it--mini
pizzas with pizza sauce and cheese and whatever other toppings you
like--sugar and cinnamon--pie filling--
Muffin mixes - They can be used (try plain corn muffin mix with hot dogs-whole or sliced= for a version of corn dogs-or pancake batter with breakfast sausages).
Bisquik Batter or pancake mix or muffin mix works too-and you can add
other things with it if you want to make it more of a meal or a dessert
or a snack.
Put a little egg-beater in with maybe some salsa on top. Also use a little baking mix enough for just a couple of biscuits and put them in the snack maker. Have also done it. With the egg on one side and biscuit on the other at the same time.
Butter the outsides of the 4 slices of bread. Spread peanut butter on the inside side of two slices of bread. Spread the other two slices with marshmallow cream. Place the peanut butter and the marshmallow cream sides together, place the buttered sides down on the sandwich maker. Close lid and cook till toasted. This will make the sandwich maker a little messy, but oh so worth it as it is so tasty. Be careful as the peanut butter and fluff get very hot. May burn your mouth unless it cools.
Strawberry, blueberry, cherry or apple pie filling
Butter the outside of 4 slices of bread. Place 2 slices of bread, buttered side down on the sandwich maker, then place pie filling on bread, and top with 2 other slices of buttered bread on top of the pie filling. Close pie maker and cook till golden brown. (to make these special, add a small amount of cream cheese on the pie filling)
Fruit pie Topping Drizzle
Powdered sugar (Mix powdered sugar and a little milk to make a drizzle topping for fruit pies. Drizzle over
A little milk hot fruit pie. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk.)
pancake batter, prepared
powdered sugar (optional)
Place a small amount of margarine in each of the sandwich maker wells. Preheat about 5 minutes. Fill the wells with pancake batter. Serve hot with powdered sugar and syrup.
2- 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
hredded, cooked beef or pork, seasoned with taco seasoning (optional)
heated re fried beans
our cream, (optional)
Spray machine with cooking spray. Preheat about 5 minutes. Place one tortilla in the sandwich maker, top with about 1 tablespoon each of meat, beans, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. Top with remaining tortilla. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes.
Cheesy Taco Appetizers For Sandwich Maker
1 lb Cooked ground beef - drained, and crumbled
1 package Taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
Grated cheddar cheese
Wrappers- tortillas; white bread; pizza dough. (If using tortillas, add
Cook meat using the taco seasoning and water according to package directions.
Simmer until any excess liquid evaporates. Combine mixture with remaining ingredients
And fill each wrapper with 3-4T of the mix. Brush outside of wrapper with
easoned olive oil. COOK!
Carrot Cake For Sandwich Maker
1/2 c Grated carrot
1/4 c Vegetable oil
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/3 t Baking soda
1/2 c Self-rising flour
1/4 c Oats -- regular or quick
2 tb Chopped walnuts-optional
Excellent when one has a cake craving....but don't want the hassle or
the temptation of a BIG cake!! Beat together carrot, oil, and egg. Add
ugar, cinnamon, baking soda, flour, and oats; mix well. Add walnuts. Spoon batter onto grids until full but not overflowing. Bake for approximately 5-7 minutes, checking often for doneness.
Cheesy Taco Appetizers
1 lb Cooked ground beef -- drained - and -- crumbled
1 pk Taco seasoning
1/2 c sour cream
grated - cheddar cheese
Wrappers- tortillas; white bread; pizza dough. If using tortillas,
add extra filling.
Cook meat using the taco seasoning and water [# on package] according
to package directions. Simmer until any excess liquid evaporates.
Combine mixture with remaining ingredients and fill each wrapper with 3-4T of the mix. Brush outside of wrapper with seasoned olive oil. COOK!
Chicken "Pot Pie" Sandwiches
2 cans chicken broth
2 T corn starch
2 C chicken -- diced, cooked
1 can peas
1 can sliced carrots -- chopped
1 small onion -- chopped
Pour the broths into a heavy pan and bring to boil. Lower heat.
Remove one cup broth and mix with the cornstarch. Pour mixture into broth and simmer until thick. Place chicken, carrots, onions and peas into broth and cook until chicken is heated through. Place about 1-2T spoons into bread and put into sandwich maker.
Make your favorite mix or homemade recipe and place in sandwich maker for a quick treat.
Corn Dog Recipe
Jiffy Corn bread mix (8 ounce)
Cut up hot dogs in coin pieces
Make up mix according to box. Put a couple tablespoon of mix in the sandwich maker. Drop in few hot dog coins, top with some more cornbread mix. Cook till brown.
Curried Salmon Snack
1- 8 oz can salmon (or 1 - 6 oz tuna) --drained and flaked
1 teaspoon curry powdered
1 small onion --finely chopped
4 ounces chopped celery
1 oz grated cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
alt and pepper to taste
12 slices bread-- buttered
Combine salmon, curry, onion, celery and cheese. Melt butter, stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring continually. Gradually stir in milk and cook until sauce boils and thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Place two slices of bread into preheated toaster ( sandwich maker) buttered side down. Place one sixth mixture onto each bread slice. Top with two slices of bread, buttered side uppermost. Lower lid and cook for two minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients.
My Notes: I usually use more cheese, you may want to de-bone the salmon, or else crush them up.
Butter one side of a slice of bread. Spread the un buttered side with
1 tsp pizza sauce. If desired, sprinkle with a little Italian seasoning. Add your favorite pizza fillings, put on top slice, buttered side up, and toast as usual. Use your imagination... Use some deli ham, a bit of chopped onion, and a little bit of chopped up canned pineapple. Use deli salami, a couple onion rings and a slice of cheddar cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella, or your favorite things.
Note: Cook onions, green or red peppers and mushrooms in a
little butter or margarine before using in a filling. Serve with a
Pumpkin Cheese Nut Cake
1 1/4 teaspoons Pumpkin puree or canned
1 1/4 tablespoons softened cream cheese
1 1/4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 dash pumpkin pie spice
1 1/4 teaspoons chopped nuts
Wrapper- puff pastry; any bread with nuts or raisins; pumpkin bread.
Puff will require more filling. Mix ingredients together until well
blended and fill wrapper. Cook.
Wrapper-pie crust, puff pastry, raisin or nut bread--need more filling in
pie crust or puff pastry
1-1 1/2 Tbs. cream
1 1/2 -2 tsp. flour
1-1 1/2 tsp. sugar
thin apple slices, about 1/4 apple
Mix first 5 ingredients, and pour over apples. Cook until done.
Can use mangoes, peaches or papaya in place of the apples.
Pineapple Chicken for Sandwich Maker
2 sliced Cooked chicken or Turkey--or-- 2 - 3 T diced
1 - 1 1/2 T crushed pineapple --well drained
3/4 teaspoon Soy sauce
1 1/8 t ground ginger
Wrapper: white or whole wheat bread; pizza dough
Layer chicken on wrapper and cover with crushed pineapple. Mix soy sauce and ginger and pour over layered ingredients. COOK
1 frozen loaf style pound cake, 16 ounces
1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Prepare Sandwich Maker by brushing cooking surface with vegetable oil. Close and preheat (about 4 minutes).
Cut frozen pound cake in half crosswise. Return 1 half to freezer for future use. Cut remaining half lengthwise into 4 equal slices. Arrange slices on board with upper and lower crusts facing up. Combine cream
cheese and confectioners' sugar. Divide cream cheese mixture in half. Spread the upper crust cake side with half the cream cheese mixture. Repeat with bottom crust cake side. Cover cream cheese layer with remaining cake slices. Transfer to sandwich maker and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes: 4 cake treats.
Cake Pockets/in Sandwich Maker
4 slices Angel food cake; 1" thick
Margarine or butter, softened
2 Tbs. Cherry preserves -or- 2 Tbs. Peach preserves; -or- 1/4 cup Coconut mixed with 1 Tbs. Margarine -or- 16 Miniature marshmallows
16 Chocolate chips; -or- 1 large Marshmallow with 1 tsp. Sugar and 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Heat sandwich maker as directed. Brush margarine on top and bottom cooking surfaces of sandwich maker. Assemble cake sandwiches. For the chocolate chips and marshmallows, spread margarine on cake, then sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
For the large marshmallow with sugar and cinnamon, cut large marshmallow in half; dip into melted margarine.
Place 1 half on each of two slices cake. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Top with remaining cake. Place cake sandwiches side by side on bottom cooking surface. Close lid; latch. Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Cinnamon Apple Treasures
4 slices cinnamon swirl bread slices
2 heaping Tbs. apple pie filling, divided
Prepare Sandwich Maker, by brushing cooking surfaces with vegetable oil. Close and preheat (about 4 minutes).
Spread 1 side of each bread slice with a thin layer of butter.
Coarsely chop apple slices in pie filling. Add 1 heaping Tablespoon filling to center of un buttered side of 2 bread slices. Sprinkle apple pie filling with cinnamon. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered side up. Sprinkle top of each sandwich with sugar. Transfer sandwiches to sandwich maker. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly before eating.
Makes: 2 sandwiches.
Grilled Banana S'Mores Sandwich
2 slices bread, your choice
½ half banana, sliced in coins
1-3 ounce chocolate bar
Butter the bread as for grilled cheese sandwich. Turn on burner and place a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Place chocolate on the opposite side of the buttered side of bread. Place sliced banana on chocolate and spread marshmallow cream on other slice of bread. Place sandwich in skillet chocolate side down.
Cover skillet and grill like a grilled cheese till lightly toasted on both sides of sandwich and chocolate and marshmallow cream is melted. Turn carefully so the sandwich stays together.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Sausage-Cheese Pancake Sandwiches
Breakfast on the run? Stack and wrap pancake sandwiches for a
atisfying morning start.
Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:20 min
1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
4 fully cooked pork sausage patties
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
4 slices (2/3 oz each) process American cheese
1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375°F. Grease
griddle with vegetable oil if necessary (or spray with cooking spray
2. In small bowl, stir Bisquick mix, 1/2 cup milk, 1 of the eggs and
the syrup with spoon until blended. For each pancake, pour 2
tablespoons batter onto hot griddle (make 8 pancakes total). Cook
until edges are dry. Turn; cook other sides until golden.
3. Meanwhile, heat sausage patties as directed on package. In small
bowl, beat remaining 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon milk. In 8-inch nonstick
killet, melt butter over medium heat. Add eggs; cook, stirring
occasionally, until set.
4. For each sandwich, place 1 sausage patty on 1 pancake; top with
one-fourth of the eggs, 1 slice cheese and another pancake.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Cream cheese and your choice of fruit preserves on white or wheat bread.
A few years ago when I still ate meat, I used to make this lovely recipe in my sandwich maker. I took frozen turkey sausage patties (Pilgrims Pride, I think) and thawed them in the microwave so that I could break it up into pieces.
Then I put the crumbled sausage on bread with some jalapeños and shredded cheese on top, whatever kind you like but I used cheddar or some kind of mix. Then put that on the sandwich maker and cook until it's done.
After you take it out, put some sour cream and salsa on a plate to dip and enjoy! It was a big hit with my family. By the way, I was making these for my family when I was about twelve, so it's quite easy.
I don't know which one you have but if you type in xpress101 groups in your search engine.You'll get groups you can join for Cathy Mitchells Express 101 sandwich maker.I'm sure you could probably use the recipes in yours since they sound almost exactly like the same thing.I joined because I was thinking of buying one and the recipes sound really good that I've seen her do on T.V..I'm in the yahoo one.Hope this helps.
i use my sandwich maker often. basically, i butter the sides which will be on the OUTSIDE touching the griddle and then i usually put a tablespnful of watever leftovers i have in the fridge. baked beans, leftover pasta meat sauce, chilli, curry, leftover stew, ANYTHING that isnt too runny(if there is too much sauce, just drain a bit off). you can make another meal with a few spoonfuls of leftovers and a side salad! easy! you dont even need directions. just check the color of the bread after a few minutes till you are happy with it.
hope this is helpful!
we love the stuffed soup!
The possibilities are endless! I like to butter the bread; put cut up hot dogs, Polish or Kielbasa sausage; add a lil' squirt of mustard, some sauerkraut & a little cheese. Makes for a tasty hot dog pocket! Relish works good too in these!
Try making waffles in it, also breakfast sandwiches (use white or w/wheat), scrambled egg, cheese, bacon. Also try mini pizza's -white bread pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham or pepperoni, veggies.
Just make sure your triangles sear shut. The sky is the limit.
OMG...thank you everyone for the great ideas. Can't wait to experiment. Special thanks to Linda for all those great recipes.
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