This was one of those fridge-clean-out sandwiches that came together so brilliantly I wanted to make it again immediately. I started with some ingredients I needed to use up ASAP: precooked chicken patties from Trader Joe's, a bag of mixed Southern-style greens, and a yellow onion.
Then I thought, let's make things a little more interesting. Enter a jar of roasted piquillo peppers (regular red peppers will work just fine) and sliced white cheddar cheese. To balance out all that bite, I settled on cranberry-walnut bread from Acme, while sauteed onions also added sweetness. The resulting stack of reds and greens was delectably unfamiliar and comfortingly juicy. So make it yourself!
1 tablespoon olive oil Makes 2 sandwiches.
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cups mustard greens or similar, coarsely chopped
2 precooked burger-style chicken patties
6 slices of jarred roasted piquillo or red bell peppers
2 slices white cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 slices cranberry-walnut bread
1 tablespoon olive oil
Makes 2 sandwiches.