Anyone that knows me well knows that I am a sandwich fiend. I love a good deli sandwich; it’s one of my very favorite things to eat. Admittedly, the deli selection in this part of the state is dismal, and pales in comparison to the amazing delis I grew up with in New York. So I have gotten quite serious about making my own top-notch deli sandwiches at home.I take a thoughtful approach to my ingredient selection, picking out the perfect breads, the crispiest green lettuce, and really delicious, quality deli meat like McKenzie’s Sliced Deli Turkey (which you can find at Shaw’s stores around here). Oh, and let’s not forget some delicious sandwich condiments. In my opinion, the condiments make or break the sandwich. At a recent family party I served sliders as part of a lunch menu, and I was thinking about how much everyone loved those bite-sized buns. They’re the perfectly portioned party-food, hearty but not too filling so you can have some other snacks. As we are gearing up for some major football watching next week, I thought another slider interpretation would be the perfect thing to add to my menu: turkey clubs. I love a turkey club. I kept all of the classic elements (Turkey, lettuce, tomato) and dressed these ones up with slices of ripe avocado and a super flavorful honey-sriracha aioli. All of the ingredients were piled high on little slider rolls (you can also use dinner rolls or small potato rolls) and served with pickles and potato chips. Yum! Get the full recipe below:
- 1 lb. of McKenzie’s Sliced Deli Turkey
- 6-8 Slices of McKenzie’s Cob Smoked Maple Uncured Bacon
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Tomato
- ⅓ Cup of Mayonnaise
- ½ Tsp. Honey
- ½ Tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tsp. Sriracha
- 6-8 Slider Rolls
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the slices of bacon in a single layer. Bake the bacon for about 20 minutes, until crispy and browned. Remove from oven and rest on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
- While the bacon is cooking, prepare the aioli. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, honey, Dijon mustard, and sriracha. Taste and adjust spiciness your liking, and then set in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Prepare the rest of the sandwich ingredients. Slice avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce, and place on a serving tray with rolled turkey slices, pickles, chips, bacon, aioli, and slider buns.
- Allow guests to assemble their own layered turkey club slider sandwiches and secure with decorative toothpicks.
Please note: This post was created in partnership with McKenzie’s Sliced Deli Turkey (available at Shaw’s Supermarket deli counters in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire). Thank you for supporting brands that support this site.