5 Classic Diner Sandwiches To Bring You Back to the Good Ole Days

... That You Don't Even Have To Leave The House For

 Everybody loves a good diner sandwich, but finding one of these old school establishments can be a pain! That's why we've compiled a couple of our favorite diner sandwiches right here! If you have any questions, or would like us to add one to the list - please feel free to comment below!

  • 01 of 05
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    Leftover Meatloaf Melt with Horseradish Cheddar, Ketchup, and Jalapeno Bread. Grilled Cheese Social

    One of the best parts about making meatloaf is getting to enjoy the leftovers! And with this creamy, spicy, and flavorful meatloaf melt, well you'll be making meatloaf just to have an excuse to make this classic diner sandwich!

    Although the one you probably grew up having isn't as wacky as this recipe, I can assure you that the combination of the horseradish cheddar, the ketchup, the meatloaf bread, and the crispy onion crust will have you rewriting history.

     

  • 02 of 05
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    Tuna Melt with cherry peppers, swiss, and gruyere. Grilled Cheese Social

    There's no cheap canned tuna in this version of the American favorite!

    Instead of the questionable chicken of the sea, this recipe calls for really nice jarred tuna preserved in olive oil, along with black garlic infused mayonnaise, chopped cherry peppers, and everything seed bread.

    Although the ingredients differ from the stuff that you probably grew up making, this modernized version will make you feel super happy and it won't smell as bad as the canned stuff!

  • 03 of 05
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    Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Red Onions and Mustardy BBQ. Grilled Cheese Social

     These slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches are totally insane - they're cooked down in chipotle peppers, chili powder, garlic, and plenty of salt which basically means that they're packed with flavor.

    Sweet, salty, savory, and all the good things you could ever imagine, this recipe probably doesn't even need sauce but the tanginess of the mustard-based barbecue sauce and pickled red onions, well, that adds an extra level of depth which helps balance out the sweetness of the sandwich....MORE It's the best, trust me. 

  • 04 of 05
    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber
    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber. Grilled Cheese Social

     Who said that you HAVE to use meat in sloppy joes? Not me! That's why I've come up with a super easy vegetarian sloppy joe recipe that will please even the most die hard of meat eaters. By combining caramelized vegetables with some barley and sloppy joe mix, the sweet, savory, and "meaty" characteristics of everyone's favorite sloppy sandwich come alive. When topped with some pickled radish slices and cucumbers, this sandwich gains an extra level of awesomeness. And best of...MORE all - it looks even fancier than the one your old lunch lady used to make.

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    Grilled Cheese with Tomato. MacKensie Smith

    When I think back to my favorite childhood snack, this simple and classic grilled cheese comes to mind. My Grandma, or Meme as I would call her, would make me this easy little dish all the time. And still to this day the melted cheese, the salty tomato, and the crisp buttery bread make me feel happy and comforted.

    And even though my Grandma probably only ever used cheddar, I've begun using fontina because it melts beautifully and the flavor is remarkable.