Non-Pig Melt Sandwich

On Christmas Eve we attend our church’s worship service and then come home to a very relaxed meal – and believe it or not that meal has become a Soy Curl melt sandwich modeled after a BBQ sandwich my family fell in love with on a camping trip years and years ago.  We refer to it as a Non-pig melt.  I never would have thought that a simple BBQ sandwich would become our family’s traditional Christmas Eve meal – but I think the kids would be really upset with me if I changed it to something fancier.  Perhaps it just sets the tone of a time of relaxation and remembrance of fun family memories.


  • Fresh bread of your choosing – we like whole wheat bread or pumpernickel bread
  • Soy Curls, rehydrated
  • BBQ Sauce of your choosing
  • Vegan “cheese” slices
  • Garlic powder
  • Earth Balance


  1. Coat the rehydrated Soy Curls in BBQ sauce and heat thoroughly
  2. Butter the outside of your sandwich bread slices.
  3. Place one slice of bread for each sandwich butter side down on a hot griddle.
  4. Top with Soy Curls, sprinkle with garlic powder, top with vegan “cheese” slice and close the sandwich with the second slice of bread – butter side up.
  5. Grill until bottom slice is brown.  Flip the sandwich and grill the remaining side until brown.
  6. Remove from grill, serve immediately and enjoy!


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