Smoked Sausage Sandwiches with Caramelised Onions

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A sophisticated hot dog that is always a crowd pleaser.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 30 min
550 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Bone-healthy


1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
3 red onions, thinly sliced 460 g
1 1/2 tbsp wine vinegar 23 mL
3 1/2 tsp brown sugar 14 g
1 1/4 tsp caraway seeds 3 g
8 smoked vegetarian sausages 400 g
8 slices gluten-free bread 360 g
3 tbsp Dijon mustard 45 g
80 g Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
1 tbsp butter, unsalted 14 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Thinly slice the onions, add them to the skillet, and sauté until slightly softened about 4 min. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, and caraway seeds. Lower the heat to medium-low and sauté the onions until very tender, about 15-20 min longer. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Put the sausages on a medium-hot grill and cook until brown and crisp, about 3 min per side. Alternatively, broil them in the oven.
  3. Transfer the sausages to a working surface and cut them in half lengthwise. Distribute the half-sausages on the slices of bread. Spread about 1 teaspoon of mustard on each sausage layer, then top with the caramelised onions, dividing them equally among the sandwiches. Thinly slice the Gruyère cheese, then distribute the slices on top of the onions. Cover each sandwich with the remaining bread slices. Spread half of the butter over the top of each sandwich.
  4. Heat a nonstick, heavy-bottom pan over medium-low heat. Carefully put the sandwiches, buttered side down, in the pan. Cover and cook about 3 min, until the bottoms are brown. Spread the remaining butter over the upper bread slices. Turn the sandwiches and cook until the bottoms are brown, 2-3 min longer. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (330g)


% Daily Value




28 g

43 %

Saturated 7.2 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

37 %


30 mg


1060 mg

44 %


48 g

16 %


10 g

38 %


10 g


32 g

Vitamin A

11 %

Vitamin C

11 %


28 %


55 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 3 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings


This recipe is :
Source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Phosphorus, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Iron
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy, Bone-healthy


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Vegetables 2
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 4 ½
Other Foods 0

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