Hey Friends! We’re back to Monday again, and it feels like we were just here, doesn’t it? The time is flying by and I can’t believe that there are only 18 more school days until summer break! Which I, for one, cannot wait for. No waking up and getting everybody dressed, no lunches to pack in a certain amount of time, no having to go to bed early while the sun is still shining bright. Just nice and easy mornings in anticipation of long days at the beach and BBQs in the backyard. Summer perfection in my eyes…
Before we get into these philly cheesesteak inspired, massively fantastic boats of deliciousness, how was everyone’s weekend? Did you spend it celebrating the mothers around you, and yourself if you are one? We spent our Sunday outside for the most part starting with a walk in the woods and ending with a feast off the grill. It was a super relaxing Sunday, and just what I needed to get my head in the game for the week ahead. Because for whatever reason, I’ve been waking up between 3:30 and 4:30 every morning for almost the past 2 weeks, and while I somehow don’t feel exhausted, I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the wall soon. Or maybe I’ll get lucky and just push through it without that happening, which would be awesome! Yes, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that turnout instead…
Getting back to those BBQs in the backyard, though, here’s another idea for doing just that…these Sweet Italian Brauts with Grilled Poblanos AND mushrooms AND onions, all tied together with some sharp cheddar cheese and a spicy sweet mayo. More perfection in my eyes…
This recipe basically stemmed from the fact that I had a boatload of poblanos and mushrooms in the fridge from a Cinco de Mayo idea that I never got around to making. And I’m ok with that now, because this idea was born because of it and has turned into a new favorite around here. It’s not only DE-LICIOUS, but quick and easy with minimal clean up. One pan, one grill, and done and done.
This Hot Pink Mayonnaise by Victoria Amory is one of the many amazing products that was sent to me by my friends at Foodlyn. Let me preface my love for it by saying, I am sooooooo not a plain mayo person by nature. Plain mayo can’t be anywhere near what I am eating or my gag reflex kicks in. For whatever reason, I’ve always been that way. But, if you throw some amazingly spiced mayo onto an already amazingly tasting sandwich, it can take it way over the top for me. So when I went to make these brauts and took a look at the different varieties of mayo spreads that I have, something told me that this hot pink one would be perfect. And it was. It’s spicy, but has a certain sweetness to it that goes perfectly with the peppers and onions. All of the flavors work so well together and I love being able to share a new product with you that not only tastes incredible, but is clean. All of the ingredients Victoria uses are first of all, readable, but second of all, REAL. No additives or preservatives, no fillers or dyes, and I LOVE that she uses cage-free eggs. It’s the real deal folks! ENJOY!
Sweet Italian Brauts with Grilled Poblanos, Mushrooms, and Onions
- 6 spicy or sweet Italian brauts (I use turkey but use whatever is your preference)
- 6 hoagie or hot dog buns
- 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 1/2 cups sliced white onion
- 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and sliced thin
- 4 mini sweet peppers, seeded and sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- spicy mayo for serving (I like Victoria Amory)
- pickles, mild yellow peppers, lettuce, and red onion for serving
- Heat a large grill pan or cast iron up to medium high heat. Add in the mushrooms, onion, peppers, and olive oil, and turn the heat down to medium. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 10-12 minutes until vegetables are softened and beginning to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat an outdoor grill, or indoor grill pan up to medium-high heat. Place the brauts onto the grill and grill for about 4 minutes on each side until they are cooked all the way through.
- Spread a little bit of the spicy mayo onto each of the buns and then layer on with the brauts, cheese, cooked vegetables, and lettuce, mild peppers, and onions if using. Alternately, set all of the prepared ingredients out and let guests create their own! ENJOY!