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Presenting the Winners from Our Sandwich Contest

Move over PB&J, these over-the-top award-winning sandwiches are sure to become favorites in your house.

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Chiles Rellenos Croque Madame Exps Rc21 257985 B04 20 4b 13

Grand Prize: Chiles Rellenos Croque-Madame

A traditional croque-madame is a heartier version of a croque-monsieur because it’s served with an egg on top of the sandwich. Instead of bechamel and Gruyere, this playful version includes pepper jack, chiles and chipotle. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas

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Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches Exps Rc21 258640 B04 20 5b

1st Place: Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet-hot pepper jelly is added. —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida
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Steak Sandwiches With Crispy Onions Exps Rc21 257848 E04 20 3b

2nd Place: Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

I created this steak sandwich recipe for my husband. Fried onions are a family favorite, and I thought it would be amazing to put them on a sandwich. The chimichurri-inspired mayo gives fabulous freshness and flavor. —Renee Seaman, Green Township, New Jersey
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Hoisin Chicken Wraps Exps Rc21 259271 B04 20 11b

3rd Place: Hoisin Chicken Wraps

My recipe was inspired by Vietnamese pork banh mi—particularly the fresh carrot, cucumber and radish topping. It has so much fresh flavor, color and crunch! This wrap is wonderful for a quick lunch or easy dinner. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
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Kilbourn Sandwich Exps Rc21 257830 E04 20 2b 12

Most Innovative: Kilbourn Sandwich

This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer and cook up sandwiches whenever you need a quick meal. —Dan Seering, Verona, Wisconsin
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Lebanese Street Sandwiches Exps Rc21 259277 E04 20 5b

Runner-Up: Lebanese Street Sandwiches

Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They’re commonly found throughout the food stalls that line the streets of Beirut. If you’d rather not use a grill, they can be baked in the oven or made in a panini press. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland
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Brown Sugar Bacon Blt Sandwiches Exps Rc21 257734 B04 20 7b

Runner-Up: Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something spectacular! I used double-thick bacon in this recipe, but you can use thick-cut bacon if you prefer, adjusting the cooking time as necessary. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Hot Italian Party Sandwiches Exps Rc21 258565 B04 20 1b 11

Runner-Up: Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for parties, gatherings or a hungry family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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General Tso S Chicken Sandwich With Broccoli Slaw Exps Rc21 258949 B04 20 9b

Runner-Up: General Tso’s Chicken Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

I turned a classic takeout dinner into this General Tso’s chicken sandwich that’s simple to make at home. We like spicy foods, so the sauce uses a good amount of heat, but you can adjust the sauce for your family’s taste buds. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches Exps Rc21 257656 E04 20 12b

Runner-Up: Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I love chicken salad sandwiches. For this recipe, I use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. The chicken is tossed with avocado oil mayonnaise, capers and dill relish, then layered on crusty bread with sliced radishes and butter lettuce. You can vary the flavor by adding herbs or some finely diced roasted red peppers. —David Ross, Spokane Valley, Washington
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Sun Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers Exps Rc21 258758 E04 20 8b

Runner-Up: Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers

These lamb burgers can be made the day before and refrigerated until you’re ready to grill. Serve with a cool drink and a tomato-cucumber salad for a refreshing yet hearty meal. —Sheila Sturrock, Coldwater, Ontario
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Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches Exps Rc21 259250 E04 20 9b

Runner-Up: Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches

This recipe combines spices from my Indian roots with a modern twist. If you want to add some extra heat to your sandwiches, add half a serrano pepper to the slaw. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona

James Schend
As Taste of Home’s Deputy Editor, Culinary, James oversees the Food Editor team, recipe contests and Bakeable, and manages all food content for Trusted Media Brands. Prior to this position, James worked in the kitchen of Williams-Sonoma and Southern Living. An honor graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, he has traveled the world searching for great food in all corners of life.