Grilled Sausage Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions and Gruyere C

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

We love these messy sandwiches. I like to make the caramelized onions ahead of time and then these go together quickly. These make great sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday. From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in vinegar, sugar and caraway seeds.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and sauté until onions are deep brown and very tender, about 20 minutes longer.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm over low heat before using.).
  7. Preheat broiler.
  8. Brush 11x7-inch metal baking pan with oil.
  9. Place sausages in pan.
  10. Broil until sausages are brown and crisp, about 6 minutes per side.
  11. Transfer sausages to work surface and cut lengthwise in half.
  12. Arrange 3 sausage halves on each of 2 bread slices.
  13. Spread 2 teaspoons mustard over sausages on each.
  14. Top sausages with caramelized onions, dividing equally.
  15. Top with Gruyère or Emmental cheese slices, dividing equally.
  16. Cover with remaining 2 bread slices.
  17. Spread half of butter over upper bread slices.
  18. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  19. Carefully invert sandwiches, buttered side down, into skillet.
  20. Cover and cook until bottoms are brown, about 5 minutes.
  21. Spread remaining butter over upper bread slices.
  22. Turn sandwiches, cover and cook until bottoms are brown, about 4 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

These ARE messy, as stated, but so delicious! Loved the caraway in the onions. Kind of like a patty melt with sausage instead of hamburger. I adapted this for use with my Foreman Grilleration machine. I grilled the sausages and then used the machine as a panini maker instead of using the skillet. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.

Outta Here September 19, 2008