Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille

We both really enjoyed this copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille sandwich. I had plenty of smoked turkey on hand after smoking a few turkey breasts. The light smoke flavor of the very tender turkey, along with gooey cheese and the best part, a bit of smoky BBQ sauce, really made for a great sandwich. It’s like a grownup take on a grilled cheese.

Copycat Applebee's Clubhouse Grille Sandwich

BBQ Sauce On A Sandwich Is A Good Thing

Any ‘plain’ sandwich can have that little extra something just by adding a bit of BBQ sauce to it. Like this Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille. Not a lot, you’re not making a pulled pork sandwich. But just enough so you know it is there. You’ll remember it more than just a sandwich with just say, mayonnaise. Remember it the next time you make any sandwich.

I like to cook sandwiches like this one on my Cuisinart Griddler. It gives me the perfectly crispy bread and melted cheese!

Also try my copycat of Applebee’s classic patty melt.

Copycat Applebee's Clubhouse Grille Sandwich
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Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille

We both really enjoyed this copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille sandwich. I had plenty of smoked turkey on hand after smoking a few turkey breasts. The light smoke flavor of the very tender turkey, along with gooey cheese and the best part, a bit of smoky BBQ sauce, really made for a great sandwich. It’s like a grownup take on a grilled cheese.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword copcyat, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 1002kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread nice and thick
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 3 slices ham
  • 3 slices turkey
  • 1 slice extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice Jack cheese
  • 2 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 slices tomato
  • iceberg lettuce
  • avocado sliced, optional

Instructions

  • Warm a skillet over medium-high heat or fire up a griddle on your grill.
  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of toast.
  • Place butter side down onto the skillet and cook until the butter is melted and the bread is golden brown.
  • Remove to a plate, butter sides down. Slather one bread slice’s un-buttered side with mayonnaise and the other slice’s with the BBQ sauce.
  • Add ham, turkey and cheeses to skillet all in a pile.
  • Heat until the cheeses start to melt.
  • Remove and place on top of a bread slice.
  • Top with bacon, tomato and lettuce and serve.
  • Optional: Add a few thin slices of avocado!

Nutrition

Calories: 1002kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 2112mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1366IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 514mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Copycat Applebee’s Sriracha Shrimp

We recently grabbed a quick lunch at the Applebee’s in Springfield, Ohio, meeting up with some old friends before heading over to one of our favorite places, the Heart of Ohio Antique Center. We knew we could rely on Applebee’s for good food and a nice environment to sit and chat for a bit. I decided to have an appetizer, so I ordered the Sriracha shrimp. As soon as I bit into one I knew I was going to make a copycat Applebee’s Sriracha shrimp when I got home.

Copycat Applebee's Sriracha Shrimp

Sorta Spicy, Definitely Great

Lightly battered shrimp, lightly fried, then tossed in a great Sriracha mayonnaise sauce. This is exactly as I remember except I left the Sriracha sauce on the side for dipping.

Sauce On The Side

The nice thing about keeping the sauce on the side is that these copycat Applebee’s Sriracha shrimp stay nice and lightly crunchy, instead of getting a bit soggy when covered in the sauce. You can serve it whichever way you like, of course. I also used larger shrimp because… I love shrimp.

Also try my copycats of Applebee’s fantastic Buffalo wings and peppercorn and garlic shrimp and (the new defunct) Joe’s Crab Shack popcorn shrimp.

Copycat Applebee's Sriracha Shrimp
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Copycat Applebee’s Sriracha Shrimp

Lightly battered shrimp, lightly fried, then tossed in a great Sriracha mayonnaise sauce. This is exactly as I remember except I left the Sriracha sauce on the side for dipping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, shrimp, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 222kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the shrimp

For the Sriracha dipping sauce

Instructions

For the shrimp

  • Preheat 1/2″ of oil in a Dutch oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, cayenne and garlic powder.
  • Whisk in the club soda until smooth.
  • Add the shrimp to the batter and coat well on all sides.
  • Shake off excess batter and add to hot oil.
  • Fry shrimp 3 minutes, then flip and fry another 2 minutes.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Serve with dipping sauce on the side.

For the Sriracha dipping sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.