Archive for Sandwiches

Beefy Enchilada Melt

I’m all about summertime shortcuts. Beef enchiladas are a regular thing in my home, but beefy enchilada melts are a new found favorite.

Beefy Enchilada Melt by Real Food by Dad

There’s no rolling, no baking—which means almost no waiting—a good thing when the boys come back from the pool. Seriously, if I don’t have something ready, pronto!, chips, Oreos and anything else that can be snacked on turns into a meal in under 10 minutes.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

June 17, 2014  |  BBQ, Comfort, Dinner, Dinners, Easy, Lunch, Pork, Sandwiches, Savory  |  96 Comments

When the boys are around and the TV is on, it’s baseball, basketball or Spongebob. And while I am a big fan of all 3 (yes, ALL 3), I need a little more mental stimulation occasionally. Sorry boys. In that rare instance where I have some kid-free time and actually get to sit on the couch by myself or with Naomi to watch TV, I am almost always disappointed with what’s on. So inevitably, I end up putting on a classic movie, like an old western, or a sitcom, such as Seinfeld, my all time favorite show. And both never fail to entertain me. Even when I know the entire script by memory, which annoys the heck out of Naomi.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

When it comes to food, I similarly find that sometimes, a return to a classic brings me the same type of joy and contentment. In this instance, it worked with this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Yeah, everyone says their pulled pork recipe is the best, but I’m not sure if I’m quite ready or skilled enough to make that claim. But what I can say is that this one is a little bit sweet, a little bit smokey and where it differs from all others lies in the bread. Take it from me, skip the usual sandwich bun and use a sweet sliced bread, grill it with some Parmesan cheese on the outside to give it a slightly salty taste, then finish it off with a dusting of powdered sugar. And that’s what sets this apart from all others.

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Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

June 8, 2014  |  Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pasta, Sandwiches, Savory  |  101 Comments

I love when I see something on sale, especially when it’s buy one get one free, or to put it another way, 2 for 1. And why shouldn’t that apply to food too? It worked so well with my meatloaf a couple of weeks ago that I decided to give it a go again by mashing together two classics with these Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches. And they turned out awesome!

Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches from Real Food by Dad

It’s never easy satisfying everyone here. A couple of us are in the mood for something meaty, the others in the mood for something cheesy, and me, in the mood for a sandwich. So I figured why not try to satisfy kids and adults alike by combining these two favorites? And at the same time, something I don’t need to devote an entire afternoon too. This one covered everything – quick, easy, meaty, cheesy, and between two slices of bread. Done.

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