25 Sandwich Recipes We Love

Muffuletta Shooter's-Style Sandwiches

The classic New Orleans cold cut and olive salad sandwich gets pressed for a more intense, flavorful experience. It's a sandwich fit for a picnic (or let's be real: it's also a sandwich fit for your Sunday afternoon lie-about on the couch).

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

By now, the world's enterprising culinary minds have shoved almost every possible food item between some bread, calling it a sandwich. Simple handheld versions of our favorite dishes are not, however, what the art of sandwich making is really about. A perfect sandwich really occupies only one culinary niche—its own. Meat, cheese, greens, or any good sandwich filling elevates bread beyond its normal limits, and the result can be truly transcendent.

We've rounded up a wide variety of sandwich recipes—from casual sliders to meaty bread-bound mains—making it easier to enjoy great sandwiches all the time. Check out the slideshow above or the list below for all the sandwiched sustenance you'll ever need.

Beef

Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo
Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo. Joshua Bousel

Pork

Easy Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Easy Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches. J. Kenji López-Alt

Lamb

Grilled Merguez Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Manchego, and Harissa Mayonnaise
Grilled Merguez Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Manchego, and Harissa Mayonnaise. Joshua Bousel

Chicken

The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever
The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever. J. Kenji López-Alt

Seafood

Butter-Sautéed Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Tomato Salsa
Butter-Sautéed Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Tomato Salsa. Daniel Gritzer

Vegetarian & Vegan

Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. J. Kenji López-Alt