Chunky meat sauce sandwich

Chunky Meat Sauce Sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 2 small baguettes (or about 2/3 of a large one)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce (any variety)
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced
  • 1 piece canned pimiento (NOT 1 can; just 1 piece), thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • shredded cheese (any kind so long as it can be shredded), as much as you like


  • Make the salad.
  • Place the lettuce, onion and pimiento in a bowl, add the mayo and some salt and pepper. Mix just until everything is moistened.
  • Split the baguettes (or portion of a baguette) and scoop out the soft white bread inside. Reserve the scooped out bread for something else — it’s good for binding meat loaf or making biftekia.
  • Lightly toast the split bread on both sides — a stovetop grill is great but a frying pan will do the job too.
  • Spread the inside of the bottom halves with your favorite spread (I used my herbed cream cheese and butter spread).
  • Fill the bottom halves of the bread with salad.
  • Spoon the chunky meat sauce over the salad.
  • Pile on the shredded cheese.
  • Cover with the top halves of the bread and serve the chunky meat sauce sandwiches.