Beets, Caramelized Onions and Apple Walnut Sandwich

If I told you, I had the best sandwich, ever, at a college varsity sporting event, you won’t believe me.

But I did.

It was so divine that I devoured it in three bites and I didn’t even have a chance to take out my phone to take a photo.

Murphy’s Law; When you need a camera, you run out of battery. Fact. Film would have been the answer if we are talking about the 80′s.

Usually, vegetarian options at sports events are either a questionable Tuna Fish sandwich or some wilted lettuce leaves with anorexic slivers of carrot shavings. But at this particular event, I had a real sandwich. No. More than just a sandwich. I had a meal.

I had Beets Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese on Multigrain Bread.

I. kid. you. not.

I’ve been thinking about that sandwich ever since and I just had to make it again, with some of my own favorite ingredients,

I added roasted peppers to balance out the sweetness of the beets, apple slices, and candied walnuts.

Whoever paired caramelized onions to sandwiches was a genius. I sauteed mine with some drizzled balsamic vinegar.

And then, I piled up mile high on a multi-grain Panini bread, layering without thinking how the heck am I going to bite into this stack.

Then, I made one for my carnivorous Accidental Recycler. Because I am nice.

Admiring at the deliciousness.

Two minutes later….

Stop drooling and make the sandwich. Go on.

Beets, Caramelized Onions, and Apple Walnut Sandwich

  • 8 slices of Pickled Beets
  • 1 Roasted Peppers
  • 1/2 Med Red Onion, sauteed in EVOO and 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6 Apple Slices – any variety
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese or Goat Cheese
  • Candied Walnuts or Plain Walnuts
  • Multi-Grain Bread

Layer the ingredients on the bread and devour!

**To make it vegan, leave out the cheese.

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