Winner '14: Liam Curley

Magic Mealtimes sponsored by Green Farm

The Ultimate Club Sandwich
Serves 2

For the bean spread:
  • 1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • Black pepper and sea salt
  • (This makes more than the quantity needed, but can be stored for future use in the fridge.)

To assemble:
  • 2 medium whole wheat rolls, or your favourite bread
  • 100g Green Farm Foods Roast Beef Slices
  • 4 inner leaves of Romaine lettuce
  • 4 thick slices of vine tomato
  • 4 thin slices of red onion
  • 4 thin slices of avocado
  • Handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • White bean spread

  1. 1 Drain and rinse the cannellini beans. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until just golden.
  2. 2 Add the beans and cook, tossing, for one minute until warmed.
  3. 3 Add the stock and wine and cook for 3-4 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Transfer to a food processor.
  4. 4 Add the lemon juice, rosemary, cayenne, black pepper and salt to taste. Purée until smooth, then set aside for 10 minutes to cool and thicken.
  5. 5 To assemble the sandwiches, spread two tablespoons of bean spread on each side of the bread rolls.
  6. 6 Add the lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and roast beef slices. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.
Per Serving 611kcals, 23g fat (4.4g saturated), 66g carbs, 6.7g sugars, 36.9g protein, 22.3g fibre, 0.348g sodium

Liam Curley

"I have been eating sandwiches for my school lunch since I was four years old and now I am 11, so I estimate I have eaten over 1,500 sandwiches! I am always on the lookout for new ideas to make sandwiches more interesting. A few years ago I was in America and I ordered this in a golf club. It was so delicious, I decided to try it out at home. I’ve tried many variations using different ingredients and different beans in the spread. I knew I was on to a winner when I caught my vegetarian sister sneaking one of my sandwiches out of my lunchbox!"

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