We love to have plenty of appetizer recipes. This one has been a favorite for years and years with our family and close friends. It is good for parties, get-togethers, or heavy appetizers for the family. This is a savory sausage surprise that is always a hit. It’s like there’s a party going on in your mouth. It freezes well, so you can have batches in the freezer and when you need a quick appetizer…viola…in 20 minutes time, you are set to go. We are well aware that Velveeta isn’t the healthiest choice out there and we know that it is pasteurized, but man, does it work well for this recipe!
Party Sausage Sandwiches
Get the ingredients together-
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground sausage
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon oregano flakes
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced -or- 1 tsp. garlic powder
1 pound Velveeta cheese, chopped in cubes
2 loaves party rye or sourdough bread (These loaves have small pieces of bread, approximately 2 inches X 2 inches.)
Let’s put these party sandwiches together-
Get you a big ol skillet out and brown both meats. Stir it good and make sure that both meats mix together. We like to use both sausage and ground beef for this one, extra flavor and goodness. Drain the excess grease off of the meat. The sister’s got to cut back somewhere. Return meat to pan and add the Worcestershire sauce, oregano flakes and garlic. Sauté for about a minute, you want to be able to smell the garlic cooking but you don’t want to burn it. Add the gourmet cheese cubes to the meat. Cook until cheese has melted and is gooey. Take your pan off of the heat and get ready to assemble. Line a sheet pan with foil, so you don’t have to scrub the cooked cheese off of it. Go on and put you a heaping dollop of the cheesy mixture onto the bread slices. Slide it on in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. Let it cool before serving, the hot cheese will tear the roof of your mouth up. Trust us, we know from experience.
To freeze: place on cookie sheet and put in freezer for 45 minutes. Then place into freezer bags.