This post was sponsored by King’s Hawaiian as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
What makes a sandwich a truly good sandwich? Is it the quality of the ingredients? The combination of ingredients? Perhaps it’s sticking to the basics and not veering too far from the way it’s always been made, or maybe it’s adding a twist to a classic dish to elevate it and make it feel new. For me, the answer to that question lies somewhere in between all of those notions, but one thing is for certain; it always starts with the bread. I’ve been a huge fan of KING’S HAWAIIAN® Bread since the moment I first sank in teeth into one of their delicious sweet rolls many years ago. If I’m being honest, I could eat half a pack of sweet rolls for a meal. That’s how good they are! So when I spotted their Original Sliced Hawaiian Sweet Bread on the shelves at my local Target, I filled my shopping bag with multiple loaves. Previously I had only had KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls and slider buns, so the idea of making one of my favorite sandwiches and enjoying it between two beautiful pillows of sliced Hawaiian Bread sounded pretty amazing to me. The panini press in our house gets a lot of love. There are few things I find quite as comforting as a hot sandwich filled with tender meat, gooey cheese and toasted buttered bread. With St. Patrick’s Day fresh on the brain this month, I whipped up these Corned Beef Patty Melts with a little bit of a twist. Traditional corned beef patty melts, or Reuben sandwiches are made with sauerkraut, but I love to add a fresh element to mine by using angel hair cabbage for an added crunch. Rye bread is also typically used when making Reubens, but making them with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Bread really took this sandwich to a whole new level! Making hot sandwiches using KING’S HAWAIIAN® Bread has been a great way to warm up as the cold of winter begins to exit out area and spring arrives. It’s absolutely irresistible any way you slice it, and I truly believe every sandwich is better when you make it with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Bread! If you’re looking for a simple and satisfying sandwich melt to sink your teeth into, here’s a printable version of my recipe if you’d like to give it a try!
For the Corned Beef
- 3-4 lb corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
- 1/2 medium onion quartered
- 2 cups water
For the Sandwiches
- 1 loaf KING'S HAWAIIAN® Original Sliced Sweet Bread
- Corned Beef Brisket - cooked and sliced
- 1 package sliced swiss cheese
- fresh angel hair cabbage or sauerkraut if preferred
- Russian or Thousand Island for serving
For Corned Beef Brisket:
- Using a pressure cooker, add corned beef, onion, seasoning packet and 2 cups water to pressure cooker, seal properly and cook on high pressure for 1 hr 30 minutes
- Allow pressure to release naturally, then remove corned beef brisket onto a serving plate and allow to rest before cutting. Be sure to cut the brisket diagonally against the grain to avoid the meat becoming stringy.
For the Sandwich:
- On a slice of Sliced Hawaiian Bread, smear a thin layer of either Russian or Thousand Island dressing, followed by a slice of swiss cheese, corned beef, cabbage (or sauerkraut) and another piece of bread.
- Lightly butter the outside of the bread and place in a panini press or cook in a pan on the stove until the bread is golden and toasted and the cheese is melted
- Serve immediately with chips, a pickle and a little extra dressing for dipping
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What makes a sandwich truly great in your eyes? Is it the ingredients? Is it the bread? Maybe it’s somewhere in between. Next time you’re at Target, swing by the bread aisle and grab a loaf or two of KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Sliced Hawaiian Sweet Bread to elevate all of your sandwiches to a new level! Also be on the lookout for new Honey Wheat Sliced Bread when it launches at Target this coming April!