Recipe courtesy of Thomas Odermatt

Evil Twin Brother Sandwich

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 16 hr 55 min (includes overnight resting time)
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 12 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 4 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
Share This Recipe


Beef Bacon:

Slow-Cooked Tomatoes:



  1. For the beef bacon: Heat a smoker to 200 degrees F.
  2. Coat the beef with the salt and pepper, pressing it into the meat. Smoke the bacon at 200 degrees F until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F, about 4 hours. Rest the meat, refrigerated, for at least 12 hours.
  3. For the slow-cooked tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  4. Put the tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then roast in the oven until wilted, about 1 hour.
  5. For the sandwich: Put the arugula, olive oil and lime juice in a food processor and blend to create a paste.
  6. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat
  7. Season the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked, about 4 minutes per side. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  8. Cut the beef bacon into twelve 1/4-inch slices, then crisp the slices in a skillet for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  9. Smear 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard onto the lower half of each roll. Place 2 slices of bacon on top. Top with chicken breast slices, followed by 2 tablespoons of the arugula pesto and 2 pieces of the slow-cooked tomatoes. Top each sandwich with a handful of arugula. Spread the top half of each roll with the chopped Fresno chiles. Top the sandwiches and enjoy!

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

How to Make Nutella

Nuts for Nutella? Make your own chocolate-hazelnut spread with just a few everyday ingredients.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Celebrate Valentine's Day by prepping these sweet, romantic heart-shaped chocolate cakes.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.