All Summer we enjoy fresh foods and meats hot off the sizzling grill. That’s one of my favorite parts about those sunny months! Although, when Fall begins to make it’s way into our lives we change the foods we eat along with it. Being that I enjoy barbecuing so much it’s hard for me to give up those flavors even when the seasons begins to switch around. Every weekend I try to make a trip to one of my local farmers markets to pick up fresh produce and homemade hotdogs or beef sticks, since they are always my favorite! This sandwich I created is actually what makes up jalapeno and cheese filled hotdogs, but instead of forming the inside of the dog into a sausage casing they made it into a “loaf”. If you’re into sausage patties, chicken patties, and especially hot dogs in general you would love this! If this kind of thing is not available at any of your local farms you can slice a sausage or hot dog in half and then in half again and it’ll do just the trick!
You definitely can’t have a sausage and pepper sandwich without the peppers! The peppers are truly the most important part in my opinion.
Ingredients you’ll need to saute:
- A green bell pepper, chopped.
- Two fresh banana peppers, sliced into rings.
- One stock of chopped scallions.
A smokey spread to put on each side of the kaiser rolls. Soft, buttery rolls are great, but for this particular dish I definitely prefer a hard roll. The textures mesh well together.
Ingredients for the spread:
- Equal parts mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, and barbecue sauce.
- Season with seasoned salt, black pepper, paprika, chives, and parsley.
- Sear the jalapeno and cheese loaves on each side for 3 minutes on medium heat until they are caramelized and juicy.
- Stack four slices of the jalapeno cheddar hot dog loaf on the bottom half of the sandwich.
Then pile the peppers right on top of the meat!
- Drizzle barbecue sauce all over the peppers to give the sandwich a final touch of smokiness and sweetness.
The most perfect savory, flavorful, and juicy sandwich to transition into a brand new season with. You know it’s a damn good sandwich when I decided not to add slices of cheese on top because it honest to god doesn’t need it. It’s all about the bread, the meat, and of course, the juicy, farm fresh peppers! Serve these big beautiful delights with your favorite chips and some salty, garlic pickles. That’s all you’ll need for enjoying a satiating lunch, dinner, or to bring on a picnic for a wonderful afternoon date in the park!