Brussels Sprouts Melt

When I think of a sandwich, I think of something made with some sort of cheese, meat, condiments, and bread.  That’s fine and dandy but it’s too predicatable and I’m looking for a something more unexpected today.  (Ah, the life of a food blogger.)  When I made my Tomato and Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich a few weeks ago, I realized that a sandwich can be so much more than the garden variety deal you might find at a Subway chain restaurant.  With some fresh Brussels sprouts on hand and the desire to create a unique sandwich, I came up with this one.

I’ve laid a big pile of cooked Brussels sprouts and onions onto some hearty bread and topped it with melty mozzarella cheese.

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Brussels Sprouts Melt Recipe
(Makes 4 sandwiches)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 3 and 1/2 cups Brussels sprouts, sliced (I used about 8 large fresh ones)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices of bread (I used a hearty garlic bread from a bakery)
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. In a medium pan, over Medium heat, heat the oil.
  2. Add in the sliced onion and cook until slightly tender.
  3. Add in the sliced Brussels sprouts and minced garlic.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook until slightly browned and tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Set the oven to broil.
  7. To build each sandwich, place 1 slice of bread on your work surface.
  8. Place 1/4 of the Brussels sprouts mixture on top of the bread.
  9. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
  10. Place the assembled sandwich bottom on a cookie sheet, leaving the top of bread next to it and place in the oven for about 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.  After about 1 to 2 minutes remove the plain bread.  Watch it carefully it tends to go from not toasted to charcoal very suddenly.
  11. When you remove it from the oven, place the top slice of the bread on top of the sandwich.

 

Brussels sprouts.  You either love them or hate them.  If you don’t love them, I understand.  Hopefully I’ll catch you on one of my next posts.  (Heads up, Friday’s post will be an awesome gluten-free chocolate dessert.)  If you love them, then hopefully this is a fun new way to have them.

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Can see the veggies peeking out from underneath the mozzarella cheese?  The ends got all roasty toasty from the oven.  Yum!

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My husband and I love The Big Bang Theory.  We must have seen every episode five times each by now thanks to reruns on TBS.  There is one episode where Sheldon attempts to live longer by eating lots of Brussels sprouts.  The hysterical part is that Leonard thought Sheldon may have appendicitis when in fact he simply needed to fart from consuming all those Brussels sprouts.

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Look at all that melty cheesy goodness!  If the Brussels sprouts aren’t enticing you then you have to at least give it to the cheese.     😉

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sandwich?  (I’m going to bet it’s not Brussels sprouts!)

 

Rating:

3 Hats

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner

Here are some other great lunch time eats.

Tomato And Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich

08Tomato Sandwich With Herbed Goat Cheese

Eggplant and Asparagus Stacks 

05Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

Vegetarian Taco Salad

01Vegetarian Taco Salad

Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    I’ve only really started to appreciate brussels sprouts the last year or so. But man, now I really enjoy them. This melt looks amazinggg.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Ashley! 🙂

  2. The title of the sandwich sounded so interesting that I had to check it out. Really interesting flavors you have melded together!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks. 🙂

  3. I never would have thought to put Brussels sprouts on a sandwich, but now I must! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Anytime! Thanks for stoppinng by. 🙂

  4. This looks amazing Tina, love this melt so much!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  5. How unique and tasty, Tina! I always seem to have the best of intentions to eat brussels more often, but never get around to making that happen. I think this sandwich will change that! Love that melty mozzarella, too!

    1. Tina says:

      That mozzarella is definitely enticing. 😉

  6. What a creative way to eat up brussels sprouts. Love it Tina.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks!

  7. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love the look of this sandwich melt! I’ve never before put brussels sprouts in a sandwich but when I see them all sauteed, I can image these are really delicious xx

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much!

  8. yum!!! I always throw veggies into my grilled cheese (or melts!). Have you tried it with asparagus?! So yum!

    1. Tina says:

      I’ve not tried it with asparagus but that sounds awesome and need to try it now. 🙂

  9. I do have more of an appreciation for brussels sprouts lately, but they wouldn’t be my first choice. However, topped with cheese I think I will appreciate them even more. This looks fantastic!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m with ya! Thanks so much. 🙂

  10. Wow!!!! This sandwich looks SIMPLY AMAZING! I loveeeee the melted cheese on the Brussels sprouts and that toasty bread, I can almost feel the crispness of it when you’d bite into it! *-*

    1. Tina says:

      You’re so sweet! Thank you. 🙂

  11. This recipe is just genius, Tina! GENIUS! I would have never though to put brussels sprouts on a sandwich, let alone a melt! Love this! Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      So happy you love it! Thanks for pinning. 🙂

  12. Mary Frances says:

    This is like, my epitome of a good sandwich! WHY have I never tried Brussels sprouts on sandwiches??? In love with this idea, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m thrilled you love it! Thank you for sharing on G+. I hope you are having a lovely day. 🙂

  13. I love this creative sandwich! I’m a big Brussels sprout lover and I could probably live on cheese! I would have never thought to combine the two together and put them between two pieces of bread, but I really love it!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m so glad you love this sandwich! I like brussels sprouts but I love them even more when paired with yummy bread and cheese. 🙂

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