In my attempt to feed my family healthier, home-prepared meals, I nearly burned all of us out on turkey sandwiches. Granted, they’re a healthy alternative to fast food and red meat, but come on – turkey sandwiches can get old fast.
When I wheeled my cart past the luncheon meats a few days ago, I noticed that Hillshire Farms was making an effort to help me out. They’ve come out with thinly sliced Black Pepper Turkey Breast meat. I’m all about pepper, so I had to give it a try. I also LOVE any chance to use my Hamilton Beach Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker, so I was psyched.
Here’s what I did: I warmed up my panini press and sprayed it with Pam Olive Oil Spray. I put a little mayo on the inside of two pieces of sourdough bread. I spread it out and placed a slice of Swiss Cheese on top of each. Then I put some of the peppered turkey breast meat on one of the sides and some sliced green onions on the other side. I put it all together and placed it into the panini press.
When it was through toasting (You cook it until it looks how you want it to look! Some people like them very toasted and some like barely toasted.) – I cut the sandwich in half, diagonally. The mayo and Swiss Cheese combined to make what tasted like a mysterious and delicious cheese-based sauce. The peppered turkey repaired my relationship with turkey. It is SO freaking good. Sub sandwiches would be amazing made with this luncheon meat, too.
I didn’t have any soup with my panini, but a tomato soup would have been spectacular.
You have to try the Hillshire Black Pepper Turkey Breast – it’s low in calories, healthy, and so good you’ll be more than happy to eat it instead of fast food.