Southwestern Monte Cristos

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Rachael Ray

Top Review by rosslare

Monte Cristo sandwiches with hot pepper jelly. Mmmm...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices white bread
  • 12 cup hot pepper jelly (or chili sauce, tomatillo salsa, or tomato salsa, or taco sauce)
  • 8 slices honey-baked ham (from the deli)
  • 8 slices monterey jack pepper cheese (from the deli)
  • 8 slices smoked turkey (from the deli)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • milk (a splash)
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Spread the bread with a light layer of pepper jelly.
  2. Build sandwiches using 2 slices each of ham, cheese, and turkey per sandwich.
  3. Beat the eggs with the milk and hot sauce; season with salt.
  4. Heat a griddle pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Melt the butter in the skillet; dip each sandwich in the egg coating; cook 3-4 minutes on each side to melt the cheese and warm the meats through.
  6. Cut the sandwiches corner to corner and serve.

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