Sandwiches are a great snack or even meal. We’ve compiled a list of sandwiches which we believe are rich in flavour but really affordable at the same time. So we’ve compiled a list of 5 tasty cheap sandwiches which we hope you enjoy.

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

Ingredients

  • Little gem lettuce
  • Sourdough( optional, not recommended if you’re sticking to a budget)
  • Pack of smoked bacon rashers
  • Bag of cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pepper sauce (optional)

METHOD

The BLT is an all time classic and packs a heap of flavour at a fraction of the price. Cook the bacon as you wish make sure its you cook it to a crunchier texture than normal. Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and sprinkle with a bit of salt and leave on a paper towel to drain. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice (optional) and zest in a small bowl. Spread a thin layer of the lemon mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread. Cook the bread on the pan( a skillet is preferable). Sear the bread until its golden brown. Assemble by spreading a thin layer of lemon mayonnaise on the untoasted sides of bread, then layer the tomatoes, bacon, and lettuce and top with remaining slices of bread. 

Egg & Cress Sandwich

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salad Cress
  • Butter
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Gem Lettuce

METHOD

Boil eggs in salted water for approx 6 mins. Once eggs are boiled cool them by keeping them under running water. Mash up the boiled eggs, the mix with mayonnaise ( 1 tbsp per egg boiled is a good ratio). You could also use chilli mayonnaise or perinaise if you prefer a spicier taste. Mix cress and season it to your palate. Lay one slice of bread on a board. Butter it, then spread filling you’ve made.

TUNA SALAD SANDWICH

Ingredients

  • cans of tuna in water
  •  chopped celery
  • chopped onion
  • mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • Sliced bread
  • Seasoning of choice

METHOD

Drain the tuna and then mix with it all the ingredients listed above. The great thing about a tuna salad sandwich is that you don’t have to worry about proportion or serving sizes. You can mix it to taste and add seasoning as you mix it. To be honest, you can’t mess it up. Lay one slice of bread on a board. Butter it, then spread filling you’ve made.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • cooked chicken
  • chopped celery
  • chopped onion
  • mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • Sliced bread
  • Seasoning of choice

METHOD

You can either use cooked chicken or cook the chicken yourself (which would be cheaper). If you’re cooking your own chicken we recommend that you use chicken breast or thighs. The breasts are healthier while the thighs are tastier. The great thing about a chicken salad sandwich is that you don’t have to worry about proportion or serving sizes. You can mix it to taste and add seasoning as you mix it. To be honest, you can’t mess it up. Lay one slice of bread on a board. Butter it, then spread filling you’ve made.

The Bacon Butty

Ingredients

  • Back bacon
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • HP sauce (optional)
  • Seasoning
  • Brown sugar (optional)
  • Worcestershire sauce (optional)

METHOD

Cook the bacon under a preheated oven grill for seven minutes at about 240C/475F – turning half way through the cooking time. You could make sweet bacon by caramelising with brown sugar. Butter the two slices of bread and place the grilled or fried bacon inside the two slices of bread to make a sandwich. Also add sauces to taste, we recommend HP sauce ( if you’re not from the UK brown sauce will do).

We hope you enjoyed this article on our 5 best affordable sandwiches. With all of the bacon sandwiches you could use caramelised bacon. You can learn how to do that here. We also have a great piece on how to reduce your total food bill, you can find that here. If you’re looking for some vegan alternatives you can find that here.


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