9 dinner-on-a-bun recipes

Give zero forks tonight and eat with your hands! When has soft, squishy bread ever let you down?

9 dinner-on-a-bun recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Dinner-on-a-bun recipes

Mini Meatball Subs

If spaghetti is on the menu anyway, save a few extra meatballs to fill out a squishy sub bun. With provolone or mozzarella by its side, these meatball sliders taste good warm or cold. Get the recipe: Mini Meatball Subs

mini meatball subsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Cheesy Camp Burgers

Meet the inverted cheeseburger. You heard us right, that’s melty cheese tucked inside the centre of a juicy patty. Get the recipe: Cheesy Camp Burgers

juicy cheese burger with chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Crispy Fish Sandwich

Beer-battered fish that’s been fried and tucked between two soft buns with shredded lettuce and a thick smear of mayo? We’re OK with that. To pack in a lunch, let fish cool completely and pack separately from the bun, with the sauce and pickles on the side. Get the recipe: Crispy Fish Sandwich

Lunchbox with fried fish on a bun with lettuce and tartar sauce and side of homemade picklesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Chickpea Burger

Cremini mushrooms, quinoa and chickpeas give this patty loads of texture and flavour. Lay it on your favourite bun and top it with Thai mayo (2 tbsp mayo + 1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce). Yes. Get the recipe: Chickpea Burgers

A chickpea burger topped with mayo and cabbagePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Red-Cooked Pork Sandwich

This fall-apart slow-cooker pork makes a saucy sandwich filling. Top it with green onions and a squirt of sweet-salty hoisin and side it with quick bagged slaw. Get the recipe: Red-Cooked Pork Sandwich

bun with shredded pork, green onion and red saucePhoto: Andrew Grinton


Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Ketchup

A kid-favourite and super easy to make, these lean turkey burgers stay moist with whole-milk yogurt. A definite upgrade to burger night. Get the recipe: Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Ketchup

9 dinner-on-a-bun recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ham and Cheese Muffaletta

No other sandwich works harder than the muffaletta. You actually have to hollow out bread’s insides to make way for layers of ham, cheese, mayo, green beans, apples and lettuce. It’s all about mixing flavours and textures with this one. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Muffaletta

thick sandwich filled with ham, cheese, apple and lettucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Sloppy Joes

There’s something pretty fun about having Sloppy Joes for dinner—it’s all in the name, isn’t it? This recipe loads our Slow-Cooked Big Batch Bolognese onto a toasty kaiser and tops it with sliced tomato and crispy onions. Get the recipe: Sloppy Joes

A sloppy Joe on a bun with a tomatoPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Slow Cooker Braised Brisket

Brisket is a humble cut of beef—all it asks for in return is a little time. Braised over hours, brisket comes out succulent and tender with its own jus, making it the perfect sandwich filling—with pickles, of course. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Braised Brisket

Saucy braised beef and pickles on a sesame seed bunPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Feb 03, 2019

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