8 Hot Sandwiches To Warm Up Your Winter

With spring not yet entirely in sight, there is still some time left to whip up a warm and comforting dish to fight off the last few days of the winter blues. A hot sandwich is the perfect way to stay warm and practice your sandwich making skills, while still anticipating and getting ready for spring picnics and outdoor parties. From hot panini sandwiches to slow-roasted pork on big burger buns and classics like Philly cheesesteaks, you might almost want winter to stick around (almost).

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With so many variations of hot sandwiches, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with hot sandwich suggestions and here are some of the highlights:

  • Christina Ma of Cherry on My Sundae shared with us her recipe for a slow-roasted pork sandwich with avocados and aj√≠ cilantro sauce. Ma is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
  • Betsy Cohen of Desserts Required shared with us a sweet and hot sandwich. Her grilled Nutella and mascarpone cheese sandwich will satisfy any sweet tooth. Cohen is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
  • The winner this week is Lori Yates of Foxes Love Lemons. Lori's fried chicken sandwich with pickled coleslaw is not only is bursting with flavor, but offers a beautiful and enticing presentation. Yates is a member of the Culinary Content Network.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.