#CookoutWeek: Slub Sandwiches

Disclaimer: I received a 3-pack of sauce  from True Made Foods for the creation of this post. This post is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

Does your family have a vacation destination that they always go to, especially in the summer? For my husband Tom, that was the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Unlike a lot of popular tourists areas, the majority of the Outer Banks isn’t very commercialized. There aren’t chain and fast food restaurants on every corner, instead there are local places serving local favorites.

I can honestly say I was not thinking of this sandwich when I signed up for #CookoutWeek, but when the sponsors were announced and I saw True Made Food’s BBQ Sauce, I knew I couldn’t pass up a chance to use their sauce. 
True Made Foods uses vegetables to make their products taste better and naturally sweeten them, cutting added sugar in half. 
I’ll be honest, at first I was concerned that Tom wouldn’t get anywhere near this sandwich using a vegetable-based BBQ sauce. I’ve had him try others before without success, but then I read the backstory. 
Kevin, the founder of True Made Foods, hated vegetables. His wife, Abbey, started sneaking them into his food to make him eat healthier. And Kevin liked them. 
And I was sold. My husband hates vegetables. I have taken to sneaking them into dishes. I feel like Abbey and I could be good friends. 
Below is the BBQ Sauce, Veracha and Ketchup I received. 
Since I knew I would be trying out this sauce on my husband, I asked him for a suggestion of what I could make using BBQ sauce that was also a cookout recipe. He immediately replied that I should make slub sandwiches. 
Which brings us back to the North Carolina story. One of the restaurants that his family always used to visit during the week in OBX was a little place called Bubba’s. It was a sub shop, family run and sold a sandwich called the Slub. A slub was made up of deli turkey meat, provolone cheese, BBQ sauce, onion rings and coleslaw served on a sub roll. 
The summer Tom and I first started dating his family made a trip to OBX and I was invited along. For days Tom talked me about this sandwich and how amazing it was and I finally got to try it. There is something very unique about the flavor combinations that just melds together so perfectly. 
Unfortunately, Bubba passed away and his children decided not to continue the legacy of his restaurant so I can’t tell you to stop on by and try one out for yourself, but you could find a local and ask them about it and I’m sure you’ll hear a wonderful story. 
Slub Sandwiches
Source: Bubba’s Restaurant, Outer Banks
Servings: 4 sandwiches
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    • 1 lb lean turkey breast (like Boar’s Head)

    • 4 slices provolone cheese

    • ½ cup True Made Foods BBQ Sauce

    • 12 onion rings,cooked (homemade or store-bought)

    • ½ cup coleslaw (homemade or store-bought)

    • 4 sub, club or hoagie rolls

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Slice the rolls in half and slather each side with BBQ sauce. Add a slice of provolone cheese to each roll followed by 4-5 slices of turkey breast.
3. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese has melted, the bread is toasty and the turkey is warmed through.
4. Place 3 onion rings on each sandwich and divide the coleslaw on top.
5. Serve immediately.

True Made Food’s BBQ Sauce isn’t a Carolina style like Bubba’s used, it’s thicker, but the brown sugar, vinegar and liquid smoke make a rich and flavorful sauce that would trick anyone into thinking it didn’t contain a single vegetable. 

Tom seriously has no idea that he ate BBQ sauce made with tomatoes, spinach, carrots and butternut squash. True Made Foods is proof that when you cook with real foods, it tastes better. 
I challenge you to buy a bottle (of any of their sauces) and test it out on that fellow vegetable hater you know. You’ll be able to snicker along with me that they’re eating vegetables and like it. 
Buy their sauces on their website, and don’t forget to hit them up on social media as well! 
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  1. Love that this is called a slub … so cute! Our go-to vacation destination each year is St. George Island … can't wait to head there in a few weeks!

  2. We will be in the outer banks area in August. Can't wait. I love it there as well. And I love this True Made BBQ sauce, I am sure it was delicious on that slub.

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