Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches with Romaine & Cucumber Salad

Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

with Romaine & Cucumber Salad

30 MIN
+$1.99/serving 4 Servings
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    These satisfying sandwiches feature golden focaccia bread—first toasted in the oven under a blanket of melty cheddar, then layered with barbecue chicken and creamy ranch dressing. For a complementary side, we’re serving a vibrant romaine salad tossed with crunchy cucumbers and a honey mustard dressing.

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    Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches with Romaine & Cucumber Salad
    Title
    • 18 oz Ground Beef
    • 1 Piece Focaccia Bread
    • 2 Persian Cucumbers
    • 1 Romaine Lettuce Heart
    • 4 oz White Cheddar Cheese
    • ½ cup Barbecue Sauce
    • 3 Tbsps Ranch Dressing
    • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
    • 2 tsps Honey
    • 2 tsps Chipotle Chile Paste
    • 1 Tbsp Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
    • ⅓ cup Crispy Onions
    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the bread horizontally. Grate the cheddar on the large side of a box grater. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, mustard, and a drizzle of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

    Toast the bread
    2 Toast the bread

    Place the halved bread, cut side up, on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Evenly top the bottom half with the grated cheddar. Toast in the oven 7 to 9 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

    Cook the beef & sauce
    3 Cook the beef & sauce

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the barbecue sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    Make the salad & serve your dish
    4 Make the salad & serve your dish

    In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, and dressing; toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Assemble the sandwiches using the toasted bread, cooked beef and sauce, and ranch dressing. Using a serrated knife, cut the sandwiches into 4 equal-sized portions. Serve the finished sandwiches with the salad on the side. Garnish the salad with the crispy onions. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the bread horizontally. Grate the cheddar on the large side of a box grater. Roughly chop the lettuce. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, mustard, and a drizzle of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

    2 Toast the bread

    Place the halved bread, cut side up, on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Evenly top the bottom half with the grated cheddar. Toast in the oven 7 to 9 minutes, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

    Toast the bread
    Cook the beef & sauce
    3 Cook the beef & sauce

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the barbecue sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    4 Make the salad & serve your dish

    In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, and dressing; toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Assemble the sandwiches using the toasted bread, cooked beef and sauce, and ranch dressing. Using a serrated knife, cut the sandwiches into 4 equal-sized portions. Serve the finished sandwiches with the salad on the side. Garnish the salad with the crispy onions. Enjoy!

    Make the salad & serve your dish
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