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    The Slim Jim Sandwich My Way

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    Chef shapeweaver �'s Note:

    How many of you remember the Big Boy restaurants? They had a great sandwich called the "Slim Jim". Well here is my version of that great sandwich. For a true Big Boy restaurant experience, you might want to serve this with onion rings on the side. Submitted to Zaar on August 6th, 2006.

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    • 2 hoagie rolls, split and lightly toasted
    • 4 lettuce leaves
    • 4 slices tomatoes
    • 6 ounces of very thinly sliced brown sugar ham (i used two 3 ounce packages of hillshire deli selects lunch meat)
    • 2 slices swiss cheese, cut in half making 4 pieces
    • 4 teaspoons thousand island dressing, divided
    • 4 dill pickle slices (optional)


    1. 1
      On top halves of toasted buns, spread each with two teaspoons of salad dressing; set aside.
    2. 2
      On a microwave safe plate, separate ham slices and heat through.
    3. 3
      Divide ham into two equal portions on the plate.
    4. 4
      Cover each portion with 2 slices of cheese overlapping each other.
    5. 5
      Heat until cheese is slightly melted.
    6. 6
      On bottom half of each bun, place in this order, 2 lettuce leaves, 2 tomato slices overlapping each other.
    7. 7
      Place cheese covered ham over tomato slices.
    8. 8
      Top with remaining bun. Cut sandwich on the slant (if you really want it to look like the real thing, put two pickle slices, one on each half and stick a toothpick in each pickle).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2011


      A nice change of pace for lunch! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    • on January 19, 2010

      Oh how I miss them. I used to work there back in the day and we make the sandwich on our own from time to time just like yours.

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    • on April 02, 2007


      I am unfamiliar with Big Boy restaurants, but we loved this sandwich. The thousand island dresing makes this sooo good. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Slim Jim Sandwich My Way

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 327.2
    Calories from Fat 127
    Total Fat 14.1 g
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    Cholesterol 28.5 mg
    Sodium 471.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 14.3 g

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    brown sugar ham

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