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Hamburgers are not sandwiches, but they are close

As I said at the beginning, I am going to talk about only sandwiches, and not hamburgers. But here is a dilema I have, and was thinking about when i was eating a very tasty hamburger. What is the difference between the two? Both of layers, both of bread, both of toppings. Some sandwiches don’t have any veggies, some burgers don’t have any veggies. Some burgers have lots of toppings and sauces, some sandwiches have lots of toppings and sauces. Some burgers have toasted buns, and some sandwiches have toasted buns. Some burgers are on sliced bread, and some sandwiches are on hamburger buns….

Meatball sandwiches are still sandwiches, and they take more work than burgers….

But I am not going to talk about the amazing burger i had down at Park Burger down in denver the other day. I am not going to talk about the fact that it was ground bison, with crispy lettuce, 2 slices of tomato, 3 pickles, 2 onion circles, 7 sweet potato fries, a smattering of guacamlole right on the toasted bun. I am not going to talk about how the lettuce pickle and tomato made a barrier between the bread, the guac and the caramelized onions on top of the patty. I am not going to talk about how nicely toasted the bun was or how wonderful the sweet potato fries were. I am DEFINITELY not going to talk about the fact that the burger was cooked to a wonderful setting of medium-rare. Not even going to mention that the burger didnt need ketchup or mustard on it. Nope. I am not going to talk about that burger at all.

I am going to talk about the fact that I really wanted a sandwich, but had to settle for a burger.

so yeah. i really wanted a sandwich, but had to settle for a burger.

The Dirty Hippy Sandwich

So this is called the dirty hippy because it is a vegetarian sandwich…. it is at my favorite local sandwich shop D’Deli and it is downright fantastic now that they have crispy onions.

it is a sandwich with a variety of tastes, but as always, neatly balanced in layers.

• Start out with the bread. (at D’Deli they use Italian loaf, at home I use a multi-grain, a sourdough, or an Oat bread, unless I have italian loaf or something like that… garlic bread could work as well too, but only if it is not too strong) then put honey and teriyaki sauce directly on the bread
• then put down the cheeses. Smoked gouda, Pepper Jack, and Munster (sweeter cheeses… if using a cheddar, don’t go too sharp)
• Next is a layer of guacamole, on top of the cheese… spread thin, but not too thin
• then throw down some of the crispy onions and cilantro
• then some corn and bean mix (like a salsa, but no tomatoes… but if you have diced tomatoes, a couple would be good)
• then some spinach (fresh of course)
• then some red peppers
• then a very very very very very light touch of the teriyaki sauce (because most of the other stuff soaks into the bread…. you want a little of that zest to remain untouched)
• cut in half and eat…

the dirty hippy sandwich from D'Deli