Tractor Meals – Handheld Eats

Posted: May 24, 2018

Handheld meal ideas are for those who are of the “keep on moving” mindset during planting. Farmers need something that isn’t fork friendly. They want a meal they can pick up with one hand, preferably without making a mess. Sloppy Joes have no place here — these farmers need a tractor meal!


Turkey, Provolone & Pesto Panini

4 ciabatta rolls
4 slices provolone cheese

4 T store bought pesto
3/4 lb deli turkey, sliced

Preheat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Spread about a tablespoon  of pesto on one-half of your roll. Add deli turkey, then a slice of cheese. Top with the other roll half and cook in grill pan, using a weight or another pan to make into a panini. Cook until cheese begins to melt and outside begins to become toasted and crusty. Cut into half and serve.


Ham and Cheese Sliders

1 lb deli ham, sliced
¼ cup butter melted
6 slices of Swiss cheese cut into fourths
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 T Dijon mustard
1 package sweet dinner rolls (Hawaiian rolls)

Cut entire package of rolls in half horizontally. Place bottom half in a
9×9 ovenproof glass dish. Layer ham and swiss cheese over bottom
half. Replace the top of the rolls.

In a medium bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Philly Beef Rollups

¼ cup mayo      
4 12-inch flour tortillas
1 T prepared horseradish (optional) 
½ pound roast beef, sliced
1 green onion, chopped     
3 ounces shredded cheddar                
salt & pepper to taste

Stir together first 4 ingredients until blended. Spread evenly on one side of each tortilla. Distribute roast beef over four tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic wrap. Chill several hours before serving.