Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hubert, The Sandwich.

(Reuben's first cousin).

I love sauerkraut.  I really love sauerkraut on a sandwich.  I would say that I love a reuben, but i've never had a real one.  I'm a recovering vegetarian, but I'm not advanced enough to eat a pile of corned beef...yet.  I've enjoyed countless meat-substitute reubens where I've added a tomato to give the sandwich an extra flavor/filling.  However, Hubert was born out of "what the hell do I have in my fridge that I can throw on a sandwich and grill?" and that just happened to include sauerkraut.

2 slices sourdough bread
1-2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tofurky Beer Brat , sliced into quadrants (or real beer brats)
1 tomato slice
1 onion slice
1/2 cup sauerkraut, drained
Mayonaise mixed with olive tapenade

You know how to put together a sandwich!!  But we suggest this order:

Bread > Mustard > Brats > Kraut > Tomato > Onion > Cheese > Mayo-Tapenade > Bread

We used our cast iron panini press to grill the sandwich into ooey gooey perfection, and then dubbed thee Hubert.  Sauerkraut mixed with more classic sandwich accouterments turned out to be fantastic.  We used a really authentic, fresh sourdough bread that added to the deliciousness.      

Enjoy!!!  (and tell me about any of reuben's other family members that you may have eaten)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Garlic Naan Veggie Burger

Obviously you can use a meaty burger in place of the veggie burger if you like. 
I used a SouthWest Sunshine Burger, one of my favorite non-meaty varieties.  

This is more of a concept then a recipe, and that is:

Replace your burger bun with a piece of naan sliced in half

This particular burger is topped with lettuce, tomato, pepper-jack cheese, and delicious hummus.  
It was delightful.

Go forth and naan-ify your buns!!!