07/31/2015 08:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Great American Sandwiches

by Tommy Werner, Epicurious

The best way to make a sandwich: Bread. America. Bread. Read on for our favorite lunch picks from sea to shining sea.

1. North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue

Whether it's mustard sauce in the South, vinegar in North Carolina, or white sauce in Alabama: it doesn't matter where you come from, we are all united in a serious obsession with barbecue. This vinegar-laced sandwich needs the chopped slaw for crunch. Get the recipe here.

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2. Tarragon Lobster Roll

The only thing that's missing here is the seaside view. A soft-shell lobster roll (dressed in either mayo or butter) is summer in sandwich form for New Englanders. For a herbal kick, mix chopped tarragon into your sandwich dressing. Get the recipe here.

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3. The BA Patty Melt

The patty melt is a diner staple, best enjoyed as a break from a long trip through America's heartland. Get the recipe here.

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4. Turkey Meatball Garlic Bread Heroes

Flecked with garlic and tomato sauce, the meatball hoagie is an Italian-American staple. We've made it a little healthier by subbing in turkey. If you're proud to be a super garlic head, lather the hoagie buns with a garlic butter. Get the recipe here.

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5. Shrimp Po'Boy

The bread is essential to a New Orleans--style French roll--use a crumby, unfussy French roll and lots of Crystal hot sauce. Get the recipe here.

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6. Grilled Cuban Sandwich (Sandwich Cubano)

Wave your arm in Miami, and you'd practically hit six places to get a ham and pork Cubano. The big Cuban population in the city inspired this hearty sandwich, which usually pulls from a leftover pig roast. Get the recipe here.

Photo Credit: Photo by Tara Donne

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