This sandwich is a popular Panera Bread sandwich. It has a great spicy dressing and is served on their fabulous tomato basil bread, but it's also delicious on any hearty bread. My son works for Panera Bread and this is his favorite menu item. This recipe is typical of a California style gourmet sandwich, and represents the Western U.S. region.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- 2 slices tomato basil bread (or other hearty favorite)
- 1 leaf romaine lettuce
- 3 slices tomatoes (1/4-inch thick)
- 4 ounces smoked turkey breast, sliced thin
- 1 slice smoked gouda cheese
- 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
- This makes 1 3/4 cups, and will keep a long time in the fridge.
- Spread 2 tbsp of the dressing on one of the bread slices (we put it on both sides).
- On top of one slice of bread, layer lettuce, tomato, turkey, Gouda, and bacon.
- Top with the second slice of bread and serve.
Ive never eatten at a Panera but if their sandwiches are anything like this one,they should stay in business for a long time. I made Tomato Basil Bread - by Hand or Bread Machine Tomato basil bread to go with this sandwich. It is now our favorite turkey sandwich..I used Thanksgiving day turkey,sliced thin,otherwise followed recipe..The flavor of this on the bread was outstanding. Will for sure make this again..Thank U for this recipe,try making the tomato basil bread,its easy and makes a great sandwich...
I make this all the time for my husband! I adjusted the sauce to our liking, however, since we think the Panera version is sweeter. I leave out the worcestershire and tabasco and add a little brown sugar and honey. We save extra sauce in the fridge for quick lunches. I've also subbed cheddar or swiss for the cheese, and it still works (although not quite the same). Thanks so much for posting! :)
I've eaten Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo dozens of times. I was nervous making this, but the verdict is in: this sauce is dang close to the real deal! Ignore the haters.