July 31, 2012

Big Boy Slim Jim–DIY

It is safe to say that Ashley is a “foodie” just like her momma.  The girl might be picky, but she enjoys her food.  She knows what she likes, and she makes special requests all the time.

Recently she made the request for a Big Boy Slim Jim.  Since we try to limit the amount of take-out food we get, we decided to give it our best DIY try.

Ash picked out bread with sesame seeds, ham, swiss cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.

sand ingred

The difficult part was trying to figure out the Slim Jim Sauce.  So I looked online until I found one that sounded close to me. 

sauce ingred

1-1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

3/4 Cup Miracle Whip

1 Tablespoon Dried Crushed Onion

1/4 Teaspoon TABASCO (I used Franks)

4 Teaspoons Finely Diced Pickles (I used Hamburger Dills)

2 Tablespoons of Pickle Juice

1/2 Teaspoon of Dijon Mustard

1 Teaspoon of Sugar

    Mix all ingredients together. 

    Refrigerate sauce in a covered container to use up within 2 weeks.
    (makes 2 cups of Slim Jim sauce)

    slim jim sauce

I took the bread sliced off a “portion” and cut that length-wise down the middle and buttered both sides.  I placed the bread buttered side down in a frying pan to toast it.  In another frying pan I took 3 slices of ham and warmed them up.  Once the bread was toasted, I placed the ham and one slice of cheese on the bun and put a lid over the frying pan to allow the cheese to melt.

I then plated the sandwich and put on our special Slim Jim Sauce, two tomato slices and lettuce.  To top it off, I placed 2 dill pickles on top (like Big Boy does).

slim jim

slim jim 2

You can see my girl LOVES the sauce – so it was oozing out the side of hers. LOL

How did she like it?

happy Ash

She gave it a Thumbs Up!  Another successful meal by this momma!  Woot Woot!


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That looks just like a Slim Jim! That is what I always order at Big Boy :-)

Angie said...

I've never had Slim Jim Sauce but it sounds delicious!!!

GTuck said...

When are you going to make me a Slim Jim?

Faith said...

go mama go! looks delish!

Full Circle Creations said...

I've never heard of a Slim Jim either but it sounds great. Just might have to try it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Bri said...

I have NEVER heard of Big Boy or a Slim Jim sammich, but it sounds delish!! I bet my hubs would love it! Pinning it! :)