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Black Forest Ham and Caramelized Onions Sandwich | mommyshomecooking.com

Black Forest Ham and Caramelized Onions Sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 inch onion peeled and cut into 1/4- slices
  • 1/4 cup of red vine
  • 4 slices of whole wheat grain bread
  • 1 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños coarsely grated
  • 6 slices of Hillshire Farm Natural™ Black Forest Ham
  • 4 -6 Peppadew peppers cut into thin strips
  • 4 slices – 6 of avocado
  • 1 cup of you favorite greens I used sunflower and purple radish blend


  • Heat the oil and butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until dissolved. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned and soft. Pour in the red wine, pop the lid on, reduce the heat to low and cook for around 35 minutes, or until beautifully golden and caramelized.
  • Position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler and heat it to high. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Put the bread on the baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted. Set aside the tops. Sprinkle the bottoms with cheese, and broil until the cheese melts, 1 -2 minutes.
  • Top the bottoms with Black Forest Ham, caramelized onions, Peppadew peppers, avocado, greens and the top of the sandwich.
  • Serve immediately.


You can substitute the Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños with any other cheese of your choice. Just make sure it's a good melting cheese.
Peppadew is the trade marked brand name of sweet piquanté peppers. I bought mine in Whole Foods.