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New Jersey Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Not for the faint of heart - a fat sandwich full of meat and cheese, moistened with coleslaw and Russian dressing.

Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coleslaw, deli meat, ham, new jersey, swiss cheese
Servings: 2 people
Author: HelenFern
  • 3 slices rye bread
  • 2/3 cup coleslaw, homemade or deli slaw
  • 4 oz. sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Russian Dressing, homemade or bottled
  • 4 oz. deli sliced ham
  • 4 oz. second deli meat, (I used turkey breast)
  1. For each sandwich (which at our house serves two), you need three slices of rye bread. I used dark rye because it's my husband's favorite. If you want to be more authentic, a soft, light rye can be used.

    Spread one piece of bread liberally with Russian dressing, then top that with half the coleslaw. 

  2. Swiss cheese goes on next.

  3. Add the first layer of meat. Fold it, don't just lay it there.

  4. Put a second piece of bread on top. Spread it with Russian dressing and the rest of the coleslaw.

  5. Add the rest of the Swiss cheese and the last deli meat - I used turkey, but pastrami, beef tongue and roast beef are all popular choice.

  6. Spread the last piece of bread with lots of dressing and top it off.

  7. Cut it in half and serve! A big juicy pickle wedge goes well on the side - or a bowl of Campbell's Soup!