Smoked Sausage, Apple, and Manchego Sandwiches

Smoked Sausage, Apple, and Manchego Sandwiches

How many of you are obsessed with those quizzes like “Which Friends character are you?” or “What kind of cat are you?” I can tell you right now that I’m a total Monica and a fat, lazy indoor cat. Which Will and Grace character am I? Grace Adler. Which Gilmore Girls guy is my soulmate? Isn’t it obvious? Logan Huntzberger. Which alcoholic drink am I? Tequila shot. Which Food Network personality am I? Giada. I could have told you that without taking the quiz. Which 90’s boy band am I? My heart wants to say it’s The Backstreet Boys, but in reality I’m 98 Degrees. If there was a “Which sandwich are you” quiz, I would be this Smoked Sausage, Apple, and Manchego Sandwich.

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If I did relate to any kind of sandwich, it would be on rye bread (because my name is Riley, people call me Rye.) I ate this sandwich for dinner tonight, and it was yummy, yummy, yummy! Sandwiched between two slices of rye bread (duh) is crumbled smoky sausage, gooey melted manchego cheese, and tart apples and red onions marinated in sherry vinegar. Enjoy!

Smoked Sausage, Apple, and Manchego Sandwiches
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Smoked sausage, melted Manchego cheese, and marinated apples and red onions on rye bread.
Yield: Serves 4
  • ¼ Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 3 whole smoked sausage links, casings removed
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded manchego cheese
  1. Toss together the apple, red onion, vinegar and chives in a small bowl. Let this marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, breaking up the sausage with the back of a spoon, until browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Place a large griddle over medium heat. Place the bread slices on a clean work surface. Spread the butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place half of the bread slices, buttered side down, on the work surface. Divide the cheese, sausage and marinated apples and onions between the sandwiches, then place the remaining slices of bread on top, buttered side up.
  4. Put the sandwiches onto the hot grill. Grill the sandwiches for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.


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