Monday, February 18, 2013

Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Sandwich

The more I dive into this amateur chef gig, the more I learn how easy it is to make things from scratch. Homemade is SO much better than store bought. 

I love sandwiches full of messy goodness. My first thought was to make a turkey sandwich with chipotle mayo, but then I decided I was in the mood for honey mustard. I’m female… I change my mind, it’s totally acceptable. 

First, I headed to Allrecipes and found a base honey mustard. Again, I’m kind of a rebel and don’t always like to follow directions. The recipe I found called for mayo, Dijon mustard and honey. Boring! But it was a great recipe to get me started.

Personally, the mayo this recipe calls for is overwhelming, you may want to reduce it if you are making a smaller batch. I started out using just Dijon mustard, but quickly decided I needed to add yellow mustard too. I slowly increased the amount of mustards until it reached MY mustard standards. Depending on how much of a mustard taste you want, you may want to add more mustard or even take some away. The mustard this recipe calls for isn’t overwhelming by any means.
Experiment a bit.

Homemade Honey Mustard

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tsp. Honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Dijon Mustard (Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Yellow Mustard
  • ½ tsp. Cheyenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper

Stir together mayo, honey, Dijon mustard and yellow mustard. Add spices and stir. Uh… can you say easy?

Makes about 2/3 cup of honey mustard. 

Let’s add this delicious honey mustard to a kick tush grilled turkey sandwich!

Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Sandwich
  • Deli Turkey
  • Choice of cheese (provolone melts nicely)
  • Italian Bread Loaf (cut to the thickness you desire)
  • Onions, green or red peppers, mushrooms (add or take whatever veggie you’d like)
  • Honey Mustard from scratch
  • A bit of butter (to butter the bread)

Saute the veggies in 1/2 tbsp of olive oil or sprinkle water on them from time to time. While the veggies cook, prepare 2 slices of bread by spreading a light layer of butter on one side of each slice. This side will be the outside of the sandwich and will go directly onto the skillet. 

On the opposite side of one slice, spread a fairly generous amount of the homemade honey mustard. 

Add turkey, cheese, sauteed veggies, turkey and cheese (in this order) on top of the honey mustard. On the other slice of bread, spread some more honey mustard and add it, honey mustard side down, to the sandwich. 

Turn burner to medium-low and put the sandwich into the skillet, buttered sides should be on the outside. We want the insides to get warm, but we don’t want to burn the bread so don’t cook it too fast. After 4-5 minutes, slowly and ever so carefully flip the sandwich. It will require both hands. One hand using the spatula and other hand guiding the sandwich as you flip it. Cook for another 4-5 minutes. 

It’s a big sandwich and we want the insides to be warm and the cheese to be melty. You may want to cover the sandwich and turn the burner to simmer or possibly turn the burner off. The heat from the pan might be enough to keep warming the sandwich.

This sandwich was everything I thought it would be. The honey mustard gave it some zing and added a really great flavor. It was cheesy, creamy and very satisfying. So much in fact, I couldn’t finish. I did my best though. 


  1. Woman, make me a sammich! :) Love you!

    1. Git your bootie down here and I'll do just that!

  2. Oh, and I love this sandwich.


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