Mushroom Sandwich With Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

Overnight freezing rain changed to light snow which gave way to sunshine but persistent cold temperatures. What is it about a cold wintry day that entices one to indulge one’s appetite?wintry weather


Of course, we were comfortable and warm by the wood fire in our humble abode.

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Faye mentioned that she was getting hungry, so I asked if she preferred something that would be good for us or something that would taste good. Of course we both know it’s not that difficult to do both, but she knew what I meant. She requested something that tastes good, and I knew what she meant.

I set about making a mushroom sandwich with jalapeño cheese sauce. I assured Faye that spinach would be added to help us feel better about it.

Thickly sliced mushrooms went into a dry skillet to sauté without oil until they no longer exuded moisture.

mushroom sandwich

mushroom sandwich


I then added oil, onion, garlic, jalapeño and red bell pepper.

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For deeper flavor I added mushroom powder and Kikkoman Soy Sauce Powder.

mushroom sandwich

mushroom sandwich


I removed the skillet from the heat, forgetting all about the spinach. Back on the burner it went with the promised spinach added in.mushroom sandwich

mushroom sandwich


For the cheese sauce I sautéed chopped onion and jalapeño with added jalapeño powder and a pinch of cumin for more flavor.

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I then mixed in a little all purpose flour, stirring until well heated.

mushroom sandwich

mushroom sandwich


Next I mixed in homemade buttermilk and shredded Mexican melting cheese. I either added too much buttermilk or not enough flour and compensated by mixing in powdered xanthan gum to help thicken.

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mushroom sandwich


I spooned the mushroom mixture into the hollowed out loaf and heated it in a hot oven until the bread was toasted. The breadcrumbs went outside onto the snow to feed the birds.

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All that was left was to add the jalapeño cheese sauce, put the lid on and enjoy.

mushroom sandwich

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For some reason my portion is served on a paper plate. Maybe that’s because I will be the one doing the dishes.

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5 thoughts on “Mushroom Sandwich With Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

  1. I was with you right up to the cheese sauce 😄 I think the first half would make an excellent meal in itself, love mushrooms, not so much xanthum gum. Love your stove, ours isn’t big enough to heat up pans or kettles unfortunately.😕 I notice a large part of the US is having snowstorms just now, here it is very mild and wet with some sun now and again. If we get snow at all it’s usually at the end of January, but none for 4 years so far.

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    1. I agree that the cheese sauce was not at all necessary.

      I leave a pot of water on the stove when burning wood to keep the air humidified. Our winter storm here was not a huge event, just a little freezing rain and a dusting of snow. With temperatures not getting above freezing the next couple of days we’re just hoping the water pipes don’t freeze.

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