Troy Guard's Turkey Club

It’s officially football season, which mean we get to enjoy one of our favorite pastimes: tailgating. All season...
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Troy Guard

It’s officially football season, which mean we get to enjoy one of our favorite pastimes: tailgating. All season long, The Daily Meal will be speaking with chef supporters from Taste of the NFL about their favorite game day nosh, recipes, and tips. First up is chef Troy Guard, hailing from Denver, Colorado. In addition to being both a Denver Broncos and a Dallas Cowboys fan, Troy is the chef/owner of TAG Restaurant Group, which includes TAG Restaurant, Los Chingones, Sugarmill, Bubu, TAG Burger Bar, and Guard and Grace. When it comes to his favorite tailgating dish, Troy doesn’t believe you always have to break out the grill; he’s a sandwich guy. “There’s something about eating with your hands when watching football. It’s the way you would enjoy it in the stadium. I love the combination of ingredients on this sandwich, and it stays good from 1st to 4th quarter.” Here is Troy’s delicious recipe for a turkey club sandwich that you to tackle at home.


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For the chipotle aioli:

  • 1  Cup  mayonnaise, such as Kewpie
  • pieces chipotle
  • lime, juiced
  • 1  Tablespoon  honey
  • Salt, to taste

For the sandwich:

  • large twenty four inch baguette
  • 1  Cup  chipotle aioli
  • 8  Ounces  provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1  Pound  turkey breast, seasoned with favorite seasoning, cooked and sliced thin
  • medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 12  pieces of applewood bacon, cooked
  • 2  Cups  lettuce, shredded
  • 2  Cups  Giardiniera
  • 2  Cups  banana peppers


For the chipotle aioli:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. 

For the sandwich:

Slice bread in half and spread chipotle aïoli on both sides. Now pile on the ingredients! Build your sandwich by adding cheese, followed by turkey slices, tomatoes, bacon, shredded lettuce, Giardiniera, and banana peppers and then top with other half of bread. Lightly toast in oven, cut into serving portions, and serve.

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.