The National Sandwich Idea contest was held between 1956 and 1981. It was sponsored by the Wheat Flour Institute. Each year 20 sandwich recipes, created by Food Service professionals, were chosen as the top sandwich recipes from hundreds of entries.

The Mexican Ambassador Sandwich was the number #1 recipe chosen in 1967.

It was created by Robert Logan of Glendale, CA. The Mexican Ambassador Sandwich is a Canadian bacon-and-cheese sandwich topped with a guacamole salad on a French roll.

Mexican Ambassador Sandwich - 1967 #1 winner

6 French rolls
18 slices Canadian bacon
6 slices cheddar cheese
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
3/4 cup chili sauce

Split rolls; butter and grill.
Grill bacon. Cover bottom of each roll
with 3 slices of bacon; top with cheese
Combine avocado, lemon juice, and salt;
place 2 tablespoons of avocado mixture on each
sandwich. Top with 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
and 2 tablespoons chili sauce.
Cover with roll top.

Makes 6 sandwiches.

Source: Toledo Blade newspaper, July 19, 1967