Food is not just fuel, it’s a language of sharing and an expression of love. That’s why I’m delighted to share with you this Braunschweiger Sandwich Recipe that has been passed down in my family for generations.
Braunschweiger is a type of liver sausage that’s often overlooked because it has a reputation for being an acquired taste. However, I assure you that after trying this recipe, you’ll be a devoted fan. This sandwich is perfect for lunch, a mid-day snack or can be served as an appetizer at social events.
In this recipe, we mix Braunschweiger with cream cheese and other flavorful ingredients to create a scrumptious spread. The mixture will then be piled high onto your choice of rye bread or pumpernickel, smothered with pickles and red onions – creating the ultimate Braunschweiger sandwich that even the pickiest eater will enjoy.
I encourage you to give this recipe a try and show your taste buds some love. You never know, it might just become your new favorite lunchtime meal!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
As someone who’s always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes, let me tell you why you’re absolutely going to love this Braunschweiger Sandwich recipe.
Firstly, let’s talk about the star ingredient of this sandwich – the Braunschweiger sausage. A type of liverwurst, Braunschweiger is deliciously rich, savory, and meaty. It makes for the perfect filling for sandwiches and pairs beautifully with a variety of bread types.
Speaking of bread, this recipe gives you plenty of options. Whether you prefer classic rye bread or something more adventurous like pumpernickel or dark rye, you can tailor your sandwich to your taste preferences.
But it’s not just the ingredients that make this sandwich so irresistible. The combination and layering of flavors in this recipe will leave your taste buds craving more. The brown swagger and liver sausage along with the cream cheese creates a sumptuous spread that you’ll want to slather on all your sandwiches from now on.
Plus, the sandwich gets an added kick from sliced hot mustard and red onions along with the crunch and tanginess from dill pickles! And if you’re someone who enjoys a good grilled cheese, then wait until you try making one with Braunschweiger – it’s something truly special!
Not only is this recipe full of tasty ingredients that blend together perfectly, but it’s also quick and easy to make – perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when all you want is a comforting sandwich snack.
In conclusion, everything about this recipe is crafted to make sure you get ultimate satisfaction from every bite. Not only does it provide for an instant cure when hunger strikes but it tastes so great that even non-sandwich lovers will come around. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make some Braunschweiger Sandwiches!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make the ultimate Braunschweiger sandwich recipe:
- 1 package (8 oz) Braunschweiger sausage
- 4 slices of rye bread
- 4 slices of pumpernickel dark rye bread
- 2 slices of white bread
- 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp mustard
- ½ tsp coarse salt
- a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 3 thinly sliced dill pickles
- Spicy brown mustard, for serving
Grilled cheese variation
- 2 slices of American cheese
Note that you can substitute the Braunschweiger sausage for brown swagger or liver sausage. And if you feel like trying out some different combinations, give also the cream cheese sandwich, braunschweiger dip, liverwurst spread, and liver pate a go!
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all of the necessary ingredients mentioned in section (3), let’s get started on making this delicious Braunschweiger Sandwich recipe!
Step 1: Prepare the Braunschweiger Spread
In a bowl, combine one part softened cream cheese with one part of braunschweiger sausage. Mix well until it becomes an evenly combined spread.
Step 2: Assemble the Sandwich
Choose your preferred bread, we recommend rye bread, dark pumpernickel or soft white bread as the best options for this sandwich. Begin by spreading a thin layer of mayonnaise and mustard sauce mixture on one side of each slice.
Next, add a thick layer of braunschweiger spread onto one slice of bread. On top of that, add some sliced red onions and dill pickles. You can also add some spicy brown mustard for some extra flavor.
Now it’s time to cover the spread with a slice of American cheese or your preferred cheese variety. Top off with another slice of bread.
Step 3: Grill or Toast the Sandwich
Heat up a grill pan over medium heat. Once heated, lay the sandwich on the pan and cook until golden brown on one side. Flip the sandwich over and cook until golden brown on the other side. Remove from heat and let it cool before serving.
Step 4: Serve
Enjoy your tasty Braunschweiger Sandwich by serving it alone or alongside a cup of soup or salad for a well-balanced meal.
Congratulations! You have successfully made a delicious and flavorful Braunschweiger Sandwich using these easy step-by-step instructions.
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to switch things up or try something new, there are many different substitutions and variations you can make to this recipe.
First, if you’re not a big fan of Braunschweiger sausage, you can try using liverwurst or even grilled cheese as a substitute. For those who prefer a milder flavor, cream cheese can be used instead of mayonnaise in the spread.
When it comes to the bread, you can use any type you like, but rye bread is traditional for a braunschweiger sandwich. Pumpernickel bread or dark rye bread also work well. Soft white bread or sliced baguettes also pair well with the braunschweiger spread.
For toppings, if you don’t like red onion you can swap it out for green onion or skip it altogether. Dill pickles can be substituted with sweet pickles, and spicy brown mustard can be replaced with honey mustard or dijon mustard.
Another variation is to turn the braunschweiger spread into a dip by mixing it with cream cheese and sour cream. This can be served with crackers or vegetables for a tasty snack.
Ultimately, the possibilities are endless when it comes to substitutions and variations with this recipe. It’s all about finding what works best for your personal taste preferences and getting creative in the kitchen!
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing your Braunschweiger sandwich, there are a variety of options to consider. The bread you choose can make all the difference. I recommend using a hearty rye bread, as it pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of the Braunschweiger sausage.
If you’re looking for a classic pairing, try adding some sliced red onions and dill pickles to your sandwich. The crisp bite of the onions and the tangy flavor of the pickles complement the richness of the Braunschweiger.
For something with a little kick, spread some spicy brown mustard on your bread before adding your Braunschweiger. The heat from the mustard brings out the savory flavors of the sausage.
If you want to get a little more creative, try experimenting with different cheeses. A soft white American cheese adds a creamy texture that balances out the strong flavors of the Braunschweiger. You can also try smothering your bread with sweet pickles or even making a grilled cheese variation with Braunschweiger spread and cheddar cheese.
Finally, when serving your Braunschweiger sandwich, consider pairing it with a simple side salad or some crunchy chips. A light and refreshing beverage like iced tea or lemonade is also a great option to quench your thirst while enjoying this savory sandwich.
No matter how you choose to serve and pair your Braunschweiger sandwich, one thing is for sure: it’s guaranteed to be a satisfying and flavorful meal.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to the Braunschweiger Sandwich, it’s a great idea to make it ahead of time so that the flavors have time to marry together. The components of this sandwich – the creamy braunschweiger spread, tangy red onions, and crunchy pickles – can all be made in advance and stored separately until you’re ready to assemble your sandwiches.
To make the Braunschweiger spread ahead of time, simply mix together the braunschweiger sausage with cream cheese, mayonnaise, and mustard in a bowl. Cover and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. If you wish to make a larger batch, you can even freeze the spread for up to one month. Just be sure to let it thaw in the refrigerator before using.
For red onions and dill pickles, you can also prepare them ahead of time by slicing them thinly and storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The pickles will last for up to one week, while the red onions will stay fresh for up to four days.
When you’re ready to assemble your sandwiches, slice your bread and start spreading on your Braunschweiger mixture. Add your desired amount of sliced red onion and dill pickles. Top with another slice of bread and you’re ready to eat!
If you have leftover Braunschweiger sandwiches, simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in the refrigerator for up to two days. For best results when reheating, place them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through (about 10-15 minutes). You can also reheat them in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.
By making components of this sandwich ahead of time, storing them properly, and reheating them correctly, you can enjoy these delicious sandwiches any time!
Tips for Perfect Results
Before creating the ultimate Braunschweiger sandwich, it is important to understand some tips and tricks for perfect results. As an assistant to cuisine experts, I have learned some helpful ways to upgrade the deliciousness of this sandwich recipe to its maximum level.
First, consider using high-quality bread. Whether you choose rye or white bread, make sure that it is fresh and soft. Stale bread can ruin the taste and texture of the sandwich. On the other hand, using fresh bread will provide a smooth texture while also serving as a solid base for the spread.
When spreading your braunschweiger cream cheese mixture onto your bread slices, gently apply pressure to all parts of the slice. Doing so will create even flavor distribution throughout your sandwich.
Speaking of even flavor distribution, consider layering your ingredients in a specific way that will ensure every bite is full of flavor. For instance, adding the braunschweiger spread onto one side of each bread slice then layer cheeses, pickles, onions on top would ensure both sides use equal amounts of fillings but also distribute flavors evenly.
Additionally, when using mayonnaise and mustard in your recipe food, try combining them in a bowl before applying them to your sandwich. The sauce mix will improve the texture and provide more coverage than placing these ingredients separately on either side.
Lastly, allow your braunschweiger sandwich to rest for about five minutes before serving. This wait time will give enough time for all ingredients to work together in creating an unforgettable taste.
These simple tips will elevate your Braunschweiger sandwich recipe from good to fantastic. By following these suggestions with care and taking your time in making this scrumptious sandwich snack, you’ll be sure to impress everyone who takes a bite.
Now that you’re familiar with the recipe and all of its key components, it’s time to address any common concerns you may have. With that being said, let’s dive into some frequently asked questions about the Braunschweiger Sandwich Recipe.
What is the best way to eat Braunschweiger?
Here’s a pro-tip for serving Braunschweiger – you can enjoy it both cold and pan-seared! While both methods are equally delicious, my personal preference is the cold version. To elevate the taste, it is recommended you toast your bread beforehand regardless of whether you plan to serve it warm or cold. However, it’s good to note that this is just a suggestion – I wouldn’t want to upset my Dad.
What is a Braunschweiger sandwich?
One of my favorite items to get at this place is the braunschweiger. This particular dish consists of a delicious housemade liverwurst made from a combination of fatty pork and pork liver that’s been seasoned with onion, ginger, and other herbs and spices. The sliced liverwurst is then placed on top of a piece of rye bread that is then smothered in an amazing combination of sweet pickles, red onions, and hot mustard.
How do you eat a Braunschweiger sandwich?
When it comes to serving Braunschweiger, there are a couple of options to consider. This type of sausage has a soft and spreadable texture, which makes it a versatile addition to any appetizer platter. You can slice it and arrange it on a plate alongside crackers, bread, vegetables, or cheese. Alternatively, you can use it as a sandwich filling to create a tasty and satisfying meal. Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer or incorporating it into a sandwich, Braunschweiger is sure to be a hit with your guests.
What kind of cheese goes with Braunschweiger?
For this recipe, we’ll be making a delicious Scott Pete Braunschweiger sandwich. You’ll need two slices of pumpernickel bread, or any other dark rye bread of your choice, one to two slices of Swiss cheese, a quarter of a sliced red onion, three dill pickles, and condiments such as spicy brown mustard, mayonnaise, and horseradish to taste. Trust me, the combination of flavors in this sandwich is out of this world!
In conclusion, the Braunschweiger Sandwich Recipe is a perfect option for those looking for a quick and delicious meal. The combination of the soft and creamy texture with the savory Braunschweiger sausage creates a unique flavor profile that is sure to satisfy any palate. Plus, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations, allowing you to make this sandwich your very own.
Even though some may underestimate or question the ingredients in this recipe, I implore you not to hold back. Give it a try, and let your taste buds be the judge.
With these simple instructions, helpful tips, and variations to suit your tastes, you will find nothing but success with this recipe. So go ahead and enjoy a hearty and flavorful Braunschweiger Sandwich today!
Braunschweiger Sandwich Recipe
- 1/4 lb braunschweiger sausage
- 2 slices rye bread (can use white bread in a pinch)
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 slice bermuda onion (sweet)
- coarse salt
- Take two slices of rye bread and spread them with a thin coat of mayonnaise.
- Pile on several quarter-inch slices of braunschweiger.
- Top with a generous slice of Bermuda (sweet) onion
- Lightly sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Add the top slice of bread, cut on the diagonal.
- Lift a bottle of full-flavored beer. That's heaven, people. Heaven.
Your own notes
Recommended Recipes Just For You
Tony is an experienced chef, crafting delicious comfort food. He’s also an influential blogger, providing helpful recipes and tips on his website, taosburgersandbeer.com. As an expert in his field, he offers valuable advice to readers. His knowledge and creative recipes make it easy to cook exciting, flavorful dishes.