AR Woman Wins Sandwich-Making Contest, $25K Prize

HORSHAM, Pa. – An Arkansas woman has won $25,000 in a sandwich-making contest.

Her win was announced on Friday, which happens to be National Sandwich Day. 

Tiffany Aaron of Quitman snagged the grand prize in the America’s Better Sandwich Contest sponsored by Oroweat® Bread with her recipe “Orange Kissed Turkey, Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad Sammie.” Tiffany’s sandwich was named the most delicious and nutritious of the Top 5 finalists that made the cut, as voted on by America and a panel of judges. Thousands of recipes were submitted in the contest. 

“When it comes to sandwiches, what’s on the outside is just as important as what’s on the inside,” said Tiffany. “I’m a big fan of Oroweat®’s premium selections, especially Whole Grain: 12 Grain bread, and was eager to enter this year’s America’s Better Sandwich® Contest because it allowed me to express my creativity in sandwich form. I’m thrilled that my ‘Orange Kissed Turkey Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad Sammie’ recipe rose to the top!”

The winning recipe features Oroweat® Whole Grain: 12 Grain bread, which boasts 21 grams of whole grains and 5 grams of protein per slice, combined with winning ingredients, such as sweet potatoes, watercress, honey, orange juice, walnuts and more.

For every eligible recipe submitted during the entry period and for every vote cast during the voting period, the bread company donated a loaf of bread to Feeding America®, the contest’s official charitable partner. As a result, more than 5,000 loaves were donated to help put bread on the tables of families across the country.

See the winning recipe below or click here for the online version and for inspiration from former winners.

Orange Kissed Turkey, Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad Sammie

Ingredients (2 servings):
4 slices Oroweat® Whole Grains: 12 Grain bread
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 large sweet potato, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Kosher salt, to taste
2 tbsp. orange juice
2 tsp raw honey
1 tsp olive oil
1 oz. watercress (approx. 1 packed cup)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
4 oz. thinly sliced smoked turkey breast
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium/low heat. Place sweet potatoes in hot oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until tender. 

To make the Orange Watercress Salad: In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey and olive oil. Add watercress and toss until well coated. 

To assemble sandwich, spread one side of each slice of bread with Dijon mustard. Place half of turkey on one slice of Oroweat® Whole Grains: 12 Grain bread. Top with half of the sweet potatoes, half of the Orange Watercress Salad, and half of the chopped walnuts. Top with another slice of bread, mustard side down. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make second sandwich.

Tiffany Aaron

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