Pow-Wow Sandwiches

“I’ve never run across a more unique hot sandwich. I remember them fondly from my childhood. I tend to use the alternate proportions, because I like more meat on my sandwiches, and also since hamburger buns come in packages of 8, these proportions make it easier. Besides, if you are feeding more than one person, you are going to want sandwiches! They are addicting! I also like to top each with a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese.” – April Ferre

“This is a nice sandwich that can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator, ready to pop in the oven. Great after a cold afternoon outing or hard day.” – Calla Ferre

Pow-Wow Sandwiches

Course: Main Courses – Beef, Sandwiches


  • 1/2 Pound Sliced Bacon
  • 2 1/2 Ounces Shredded Dried (Chipped) Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Catsup
  • 1/3 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 6 Slices Cheese


  • Fry bacon crisp. Drain. Add dried beef, catsup, and pickle relish. Spread on one half of buns. Top each with a slice of cheese. Place top on buns and wrap sandwiches in foil. Heat in slow oven (325 degrees) for 25 minutes. Makes 6 sandwiches.
  • Alternate Proportions (Makes 8 Sandwiches): 4 Ounces (2 Packages) Chipped Beef, 1/2 Pound Bacon, 3/4 Cup Catsup, 1/3 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 Hamburger Buns.

1952 Recipe – Jean Hansen – From Better Homes and Gardens Magazine