Pastrami with Red Onion Chutney

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  • Serves: 2
  • Preps in 10 minutes
  • Cooks in about 18 minutes

The Ingredients

  • 4 slices of rye bread
  • Pastrami, 5 ounces shaved
  • Swiss cheese, 2 slices
  • butter, 2tbs
  • chili oil, 2tbs
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • Salsa: ¼ cup
  • black mustard seeds, 1tsp
  • sherry vinegar, 2tbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

To Serve

  • barbeque sauce

The Directions

To make the Chutney

  1. Heat the butter along with the chili oil in a pan. Once the butter is melt add the onions as well as the mustard seeds.
  2. Lower the heat on the stove to low. Allow the onions to cook for around 15 minutes until they are a lightly gold color and have softened up. The seeds will also begin to give off a toasted smell.
  3. Add the sherry vinegar. Taste. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Allow this chutney mixture to cool off.

To make the Sandwich 

  1. Once the onion chutney mixture has cooled off spoon it onto two of the slices of the rye bread.
  2. Add the pastrami on top of the chutney on the bread.
  3. Add the cheese on top of the pastrami and top with the other slice of rye bread that does not have the chutney on it.
  4. Heat up a grill pan or a Panini press.
  5. Add the sandwich to the heated grill. Allow it to cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bread is toasted and the cheese has fully melted.

Once the sandwich has been heated up the barbeque sauce can be added. A person can put the sauce right on top of the sandwich or they can serve it on the side. In addition to barbeque sauce a person can substitute in their favorite sauce that will go well with the onion flavor. A person can even add sauces with a little bit of spice to the sandwich if they chose to do so.

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