Copycat Jason’s Deli California Club Sandwich

Back in my high school days I worked in a no-name sub shop. I made some mighty darned good sandwiches if I do say so myself. But honestly, nothing I made was as good as this copycat Jason’s Deli California Club sandwich. First, we didn’t make sandwiches on croissants, which give the sandwich such a nice light buttery flavor. And I had no idea then what alfalfa sprouts were. Now I love them on a sandwich, along with guacamole. This sandwich would’ve been a big seller at the sub shop where I worked.
Copycat Jason's Deli California Club SandwichI used a spicy guacamole to offset some of the sweetness of the croissant in my copycat Jason’s Deli California club sandwich. You can use ‘normal’ guacamole instead, or try my copycat of Jimmy John’s avocado sandwich spread instead.

I also could not find alfalfa sprouts at any of the grocery stores near our house. None of them. In fact one doesn’t carry sprouts any more at all. Luckily I found some bean sprouts. They aren’t the same thing as alfalfa sprouts but they did add a similar texture.

Copycat Jason's Deli California Club Sandwich

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 croissants halved horizontally
  • 1 pound thinly sliced turkey sandwich meat
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts I substituted bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 8 thin slices sweet onion
  • 4 strips cooked crispy bacon
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Divide ingredients between the 4 rolls.

Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar

Although I don’t eat fast food any more (or at least, it’s been years since I have), that doesn’t mean I don’t get a hankerin’ for it every now and then. Here lately I’ve been jonesin’ for a beef-n-cheddar sandwich from Arby’s, with a side of curly fries. But I wanted something a bit different than the great sandwich I can get at the fast-food chain. I wanted some kick. Some spice. And oh boy, did I get it! Presenting my Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar. Ooey gooey cheese with just the right amount of kick. Thin-sliced roast beef. And my version of Arby’s sauce, also with a punch of heat!

Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar

My cravin’ for a fiery Beef-n-Cheddar was satisfied (for now)! Also try my copycat of Arby’s roast beef sandwich! I’ve also made spiral fries from scratch, which came out fantastic!

Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar

Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Based on a recipe from Oh Sweet Basil

Ingredients

For the Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar sandwich

  • 4 onion buns
  • 1 pound thinly-sliced rare roast beef sandwich meat

For the Fiery Arby's sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

For the Fiery cheese sauce (you'll have plenty leftover. It's great for dipping curly fries!)

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and minced
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

For the Fiery Beef-n-Cheddar sandwich

  • Warm the buns in the oven.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the roast beef, cover, and turn heat to low.
  • Slather the buns with the fiery Arby's sauce. Top with the roast beef and fiery cheese sauce.

For the Fiery Arby's sauce

  • Combine all ingredients.

For the Fiery cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the shallot, garlic, and jalapeños and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shallot is softened
  • Add the chipotles and evaporated milk, stir.
  • Whisk in the corn starch until dissolved.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the cream cheese and mustard. Stir until the cream cheese is melted.
  • Stir in the cheddar and reduce heat to low until cheese is melted.

Quick Fix Copycat McDonald’s Chicken Sandwich

I love cooking meals from scratch. But sometimes reality hits and I have to throw something together that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. That’s where this quick fix copycat of McDonald’s chicken sandwich comes in. In less than 30 minutes I get to enjoy a rather tasty chicken sandwich. Heck it even has fresh toppings on it and a rather tasty (but incredibly simple) sauce. Hey, it’s not bad when you’re in a crunch, and I often find myself making little changes to mix things up a bit.
quick-fix-copycat-mcdonalds-chicken-sandwichAdd a little kick to your quick fix copycat McDonald’s chicken sandwich by substituting Tyson’s spicy chicken patties, adding a slice of pepper jack cheese, and adding Sriracha instead of onion powder when making the sauce.

Also try my copycat of McDonald’s addicting French fries.

Quick Fix Copycat McDonald's Chicken Sandwich

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the McChicken sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 dash onion powder

Instructions

  • Heat the chicken per package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by whisking together the ingredients.
  • Toast the buns if desired. Slather both bun halves with the sauce.
  • Add the heated chicken patties, lettuce and tomato (and onion if using) and serve.