Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kielbasa Sandwiches with Grilled Sweet Onions and Sauerkraut, Melted Cheese and Mustard Jalapeno Spread


It's torture taking pictures of a sandwich like this ~ I tried to come up with a witty analogy to explain why ~ but none seemed appropriate.

Anyway...I'm pretty sure YOU KNOW WHY. (Unless you can't stand Sauerkraut or keep Kosher or Vegetarian...then you have your own whole set of reasons....) 

So enough small talk,  let's get down to The Playbook...

There are three things men need to SEE the night of the BIG GAME to consider the evening a memorable football extravaganza!

Depicted Below (not necessarily in order of importance):  Sausage.  Cheese.  Beer.


Some might argue Bikinis too...but I disagree.

A tray of these, Mini Kielbasa Sandwiches with Grilled Sweet Onions and Sauerkraut, melted Gruyere Cheese, Whole Grain Dijon Mustard and a Sweet-n-Spicy Jalapeno Spread.... about as SEXY as the classic American sporting event should EVER...EVER GET!


Kielbasa Sandwiches with Grilled Sweet Onions, Sauerkraut, Melted Cheese and Mustard Jalapeno Spread


Quality Polish Kielbasa, sliced into 1/4 inch circles
12 oz Sauerkraut
1 large sweet onion, sliced in thin rounds
Equal parts Whole Grain Dijon Mustard and a Spicy Jalapeno Jelly
Gruyere Cheese
Small Crusty Rolls


Mix together your mustard and jelly until well combine. Your condiment is now ready.

In a cast iron skillet, brown up the kielbasa. Once slightly darkened around edges, remove from the pan and set aside.

Preheat broiler.

In the same pan, add your sweet onions and grill up until just beginning to brown and soften. Add sauerkraut to the pan with the onions and cook together about 8 minutes, until most juices evaporate.

Slice your rolls and scoop out a bit of the inside bread if desired.

Next, assemble the sandwiches (in a pan preferably with sides if making many). First, spread some of the mustard/jelly condiment on the bottom.

Next, pile on some kielbasa rounds (about 8 Don't Skimp!) then the onion/sauerkraut mixture and then top with a good slice of Gruyere Cheese.

Place the pan under the broiler  - along with the top of the rolls (facing inside up) to slightly crisp its edges

Once cheese has melted, remove from the oven. PAY ATTENTION WHEN IN BROILER.

Spread some more mustard/jelly condiment on the inside top of the roll and close the sandwich.

Serve with BEER and CHIPS!


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Amazing just wow!

Velva said...

My husband would swoon over these sandwiches. God, this looks delicious.

Sauerkraut rocks!!


Santosh Bangar said...

sandwichesare looking nutrutious

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

This sandwich looks amazing! My husband would love this! What a perfect little slider for Super Bowl Sunday. Yum! I love that mustard.

Courtney said...

You always crack me up - your posts are so entertaining! The jalapeno/mustard combo sounds outstanding!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Yes I can understand the torture! But the viewing of the photo is nothing but unadulterated pleasure my dear. You have outdone yourself. Not only is this perfect Super Bowl food, but I can think of 364 other days I would happily devour it!

chow and chatter said...

wow these look amazing :-)

art is in the kitchen said...

I'll have this sandwich anytime! Super delicious with mustard of course! Simply scrumptious!

Katerina said...

I would go crazy for such a sandwich too. I would be even willing to watch sports if I could enjoy on eof these beauties.

The Food Hound said...

Yes, this is sexy. 9/10 men would actually prefer it to bikinis... though if you were to take a picture of a hot woman in a bikini making or eating this sandwich, the average man probably wouldn't even watch the game :)

Unknown said...

Wow.. my mouth instantly started watering when I saw that first picture! I have got to make these ... and soon! Wish I didn't have to go to to work today....... :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

That man who is following you is my husband:-) He would love this. I would love this. You've created the ultimate sandwich and photographed it perfectly. It will soon make its way from my kitchen to yours. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Cooking Photographer said...

I think I just died and went to heaven. Oh my holy yum Batman I have to make this if I do one thing in my life.

Drool... Excuse me. I'm off to print this beauty. Thanks!


Pam said...

Oh my gosh! I'm drooling over the sandwiches and want one right now, even though I just had lunch. I want to eat a meal at your house!

chrysta said...

Mustard Jalapeno jelly?! That is sssoo right up my alley. Looks awesome!

Lea Ann said...

These sandwiches look amazing. Another bookmarked.

Magic of Spice said...

Definitely one sexy sandwich...nice game day fare :)