FACT: Every day is a good day for a sandwich.
Whether it’s sunny, rainy, cold or wet, I think we can all agree that a good sandwich can always hit the spot.
The great thing about sandwiches is that they’re never one-size-fits-all. The possibilities are endless when you start combining different meats, cheeses, toppings and condiments, as well as anything else your heart desires—because there’s no wrong way to make a sandwich.
This year, the Hillshire Farm brand has teamed up with celebrity chef Byron Talbott to prove that no matter which region of the country you’re in, there’s a sandwich inspired by what’s around you. We present to you, the Sandwich Index: a collection of unique and delicious sandwich and wrap recipes inspired by the summer weather and regional flavors from across the U.S.
If I’m being honest, I got a little jealous of all the attention Byron has been receiving with these simple and oh-so-scrumptious recipes, so I decided maybe it was a good time to use my ~*psychic abilities*~ to take his recommendations a step further.
Grab a pen and start taking note, because I’m going to tell you exactly where you’re from based on your sandwich personality.
1. Which word describes you the best?
2. You have a three-day weekend with no plans! How are you most likely to spend it?
A. Spending time with family
B. Taking a dance class
D. Pampering myself
E. Going on a road trip
F. Hiking or rock climbing
3. You’re at a restaurant you’ve never been to before—what do you order?
A. Meat, meat, with maybe just a touch of meat
B. The spiciest dish on the menu
C. Something tried and true that’s too simple to mess up
D. Anything decadent—spare me no calories
E. Something juicy and savory
F. The most daring thing on the menu
4. When you’re making a sandwich, which bread do you typically grab first?
A. Hoagie roll
E. French roll
F. Ditch the bread and opt for a wrap
5. What would be your #LMOTD (lunchmeat of the day)?
A. Hillshire Farm® Ultra Thin Sliced Honey Ham
B. Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Slow Roasted Ham
C. Hillshire Farm® Ultra Thin Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey
D. Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Slow Roasted Ham AND Hillshire Farm® Ultra Thin Sliced Honey Ham
E. Hillshire Farm® Ultra Thinly Sliced Roast Beef
F. Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
6. And for toppings and condiments?
A. The whole kitchen sink! Cheese, onions, tomatoes, pickles, olives, peppers, mustard—the works!
B. I stick to cheese, peppers, pickles and mustard. And the spicier the peppers, the better!
C. It’s not a sandwich without bacon, amiright? Slather it with mayo and add some lettuce and tomato.
D. Everything cheesy and buttery and gooey and eggy.
E. It’s all about the dip—give me a good dipping broth and I’m a happy eater.
F. I like to keep it fresh and green with some chiles, avocado and spinach.
And the results are in…
Mostly As: Northeast
You’re rooted in tradition and your family is the most important thing to you. Your perfect sandwich is the Portland Italian Grinder.
Mostly Bs: Southeast
You can never turn down a chance to have a little fun! Your perfect sandwich is the Spicy Cubano.
Mostly Cs: Midwest
You’re dependable and steady—a true classic. Your perfect sandwich is The B.L.T.T.
Mostly Ds: South
You enjoy the finer things in life and you’re not looking to skimp on any extravagance. Your perfect sandwich is the Creole Croque Monsieur.
Mostly Es: Northwest
You’re elevated and eclectic and look to get the most out of life. Your perfect sandwich is the California French Dip.
Mostly Fs: Southwest
You live an active lifestyle and you’re always down for a new adventure! Your perfect sandwich is the Hatch Chile Turkey Avocado Wrap.
Maybe I nailed it, maybe I was totally off. Even if I wasn’t able to guess where you’re from, that doesn’t change the fact that no matter where you live, it’s always a great day for a sandwich.
More information about these recipes and the Sandwich Index can be found at hillshirefarm.com/sandwichindex