Superb sausage sandwiches

This article was originally published in July 2016

cheesy brat

While brats are irreplaceable in link form, other kinds of sausage make fantastic patties — more of a burger-style sandwich than a hot dog. You can shape the patties into just the right size and shape for your preferred bun or sandwich roll.

Mondo & Sons has been making our house-brand PCC Sausage in Columbia City for years; many varieties are available in pork, turkey or chicken, so you can choose your preferred texture and fat content.


Cheesy Brat

  • Bratwurst
  • Britt’s market kraut
  • Whole grain mustard
  • Muenster cheese
  • Macrina brioche hot dog bun

Pairings: Bayern Pilsner or Naches Heights riesling


The Philly

Blending both hot and mild Italian sausage is delicious and lets you easily adjust the heat of each patty for different family members.

  • Bulk Italian sausage
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Provolone
  • Brioche sesame bun

Pairings: Cantele Salice Salentino or Chinook cabernet franc rosé


Spicy Torta

Cook the patties in a cast iron skillet, assemble the sandwiches, then briefly toast each one in the same pan, pressing down slightly during cooking.

  • Bulk chorizo
  • Mashed black beans
  • Avocado slices
  • Queso Botanero
  • Sandwich roll

Pairings: Ontañon “Ecologica” tinto or Schooner Exact “Evergreen” IPA

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