Mini Pork, Grilled Onions & Blue Cheese Sandwiches, Plus A Taste From The Past

by Spicie Foodie on August 17, 2012

Pork, Grilled Onions & Blue Cheese Sandwiches,  Spicie Foodie

These mini pork, grilled onion and blue cheese sandwiches are the result of refrigerator cleaning. I can’t tell you how many meals have been the result of cleaning out the refrigerator. The meals are mostly the result of having a few food items that are just not large enough for a whole meal. What you do is put all those small amounts together and create yourself one good meal. Do you ever do that?

Pork, Grilled Onions & Blue Cheese Sandwiches, Spicie Foodie

This recipe is another of those “non-recipe recipes”. Really you only need four ingredients to make this flavorful and very filling sandwich. Those four ingredients are bread or baguette of your choice, cooked pork or chicken cut into strips or bite-size pieces, grilled onions and some blue cheese. The mini baguette you see here is a local dark bread variety, but you can substitute it with a whole grain or wheat bread. For the blue cheese I used a Danish blue, but a Roquefort or any other blue cheese may be used instead. You just put the ingredients on the bread, zap in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese and that’s it! It’s super simple but the four ingredients really come together nicely.

A Taste From The Past, Spicie Foodie
Today I also want to share August’s edition of “A Taste From The Past”. So let’s feast on the past with some August recipes from the Spicie Foodie archives.

How To Grill Corn on The Cob, Spicie Foodie
How To Grill Corn On The Cob
Steak and Roasted Pepper Sandwich

Pretzels, Spicie Foodie
Birthday Pretzel Challenge For Gina
Thutilinanga Indonesian Chili Fried Eggplants/Aubergine

Gooseberry Crumble,Spicie Foodie
Duck, Duck, Gooseberry Crumble
How to Roast Bell Peppers

Micheladas,Spicie Foodie
Celebratory Micheladas
Agua de Pepino ~ Cucumber cooler

Crunchy Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Style),Spicie Foodie
Crunchy Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Style)
Grilled Cheese -n- Tomato sandwich with herbs

Plum Granita with 3 types of Plums (Vegan Treat)Spicie Foodie
Plum Granita with 3 types of Plums (Vegan Treat)
old fashioned white bread~ easy

Zanahorias en Escabeche or Mexican Spicy Pickled Carrots,Spicie Foodie
Zanahorias en Escabeche or Mexican Spicy Pickled Carrots
Salt ~ A spotlight on Salt

Recipes on graphic are from August 2012:
- Grilled Fish Tostadas
- Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
- Jalapeno Plum Sauce & Fresh Spring Rolls
- Sunday Snapshots: A Little Bit of This & That

Sea Salt,Spicie Foodie

in A Taste From The Past,Pork,Sandwiches

{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa Mayland August 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

That is one amazing sandwich! What an awesome choice of fillings. I’m drooling now…

Lovely roundup too…




2 Spicie Foodie August 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Thank you Rosa!


3 jennifer ong August 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

A wonderful meal …and a great way to clean your refrigerator and such. Love your blog with awesome snaps…glad to follow you.


4 Spicie Foodie August 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Thanks Jennifer! I’ll stop by yours and check it out:)


5 Patty August 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Love your photos and recipes Nancy! Non-recipe recipes are the best ones;-) Have a wonderful weekend;-)


6 Spicie Foodie August 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Thank you Patty, you too have a great weekend:)


7 LauriesCravings August 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Yum! I just made some pork butt in the oven that I’m making sandwiches with, I just never thought to add blue cheese. Sounds so good!


8 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Hey great minds think alike, right;) Thanks Laurie!


9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Grilled onions are one of my most favorite things. I love these mini sandwiches!


10 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Mine too, thanks Laura:)


11 Christina @EdibleTimes August 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I landed here via Tastespotting, and laughed because we just moved and I ate two weeks of “refrigerator clean out” meals. I just can’t stand throwing away food, glad to know I’m not alone. Looks delish!


12 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Hi Christina,
Glad to have you stopping by. Also it’s funny that we can relate on the “refrigerator clean out” meals. Hehe:)


13 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun August 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Wow! I love the looks of this sandwich–filling and comforting, it hits all the right notes. What a fun post to be able to waltz through so many great recipes with you.


14 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Thank you Victoria:)


15 rebecca August 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM

very nice :-)


16 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Thanks Rebecca!


17 Ramona August 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Who could resist that pork and cheese sandwich? It looks amazing. :) Love all the past round up recipes too. The corn and the pickle scream summer. Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Ramona


18 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Thank you Ramona! You too have a fav weekend.


19 Jen @ Juanita's Cocina August 18, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Sometimes the best meals come from refrigerator/freezer clean-outs. I always seem to go the panini/burrito/quesadilla route.

Of course, they’re always good, so…LOL!

These sound amazing. I’d eat caramelized onions on anything!


20 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I like your route Jen, sounds good!


21 Jeanette August 18, 2012 at 5:19 AM

I really enjoyed seeing all your photos of Taste from the Paste – lots of fantastic looking recipes – those pickled carrots caught my eye as I have carrots in my CSA Box this week.


22 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Thanks Jeanette:) I hope you give the carrots a try.


23 Eha August 18, 2012 at 6:27 AM

For practical and very boring reasons my food delivery only arrives every four weeks or so: so the first week is a feast, the second one looks at what should REALLY be used, ditto the third, but with more attention, and during the fourth week one’s culinary imagination truly has to come to play! Oh, love the cheese to spice things up :) !


24 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Yes, it’s amazing how creative we can be with food when all you have are leftovers. Thanks Eha, have a great weekend:)


25 Susan August 18, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Not only do these sandwiches look & sound amazing, your retrospective is impressive! I’m afraid to even look at some of my early posts! LOL!


26 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Thank you Susan:) I’m not all that proud of my earlier posts, but if the recipes are favorites I like to share them again.


27 Suzanne Perazzini August 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I am waiting for my husband to call me for dinner and that sandwich made me salivate. We have stuffed calamari done in the classic Italian way so I shouldn’t complain.


28 Spicie Foodie August 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM

How nice to have your hubby cooking for you, I love that. Jealous of your calamari:)


29 Liz August 18, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I always seem to have a small chunk of leftover blue cheese in the fridge, but never thought of using it on a sandwich…I won’t forget now! Pairing with the grilled onions and pork makes for such an irresistible treat :)

PS…what an excellent idea to share some old August posts!


30 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Use too, what’s up with that little chunk no one eats?Hehe. Thank Liz!


31 kristy @ the wicked noodle August 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM

WOW those sandwiches look amazing! All the flavors that I love!


32 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Thanks Kristy!


33 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb August 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I am sitting here drooling at your picture of your sandwich. Some technology needs to be invented where I can just take it out of the screen and enjoy it with my tea right now!

Very tempting Nancy!

now… I am off checking out your pickled carrots


34 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I agree, and can’t wait to the technology to be invented someday:) Thanks Helene!


35 Jen @ Savory Simple August 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

This sandwich would be so perfect for lunch right now. Love it!


36 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Thanks Jen!


37 Kim Bee August 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I am now hungry, and jealous of your serious photography skill. You always inspire me to pick up my camera and try harder.


38 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Oh you are so sweet Kim. I’m glad you feel inspired, just practice and practice, that is what has helped me:)


39 Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz August 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Love leftover creations! This is a keeper and worth getting the ingredients to make it lol. Great photos too!


40 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Hehe, yes I know we’ll be doing it again with regular ingredients. Thanks Evelyne!


41 Sandra August 18, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Perfect is the best way to describe that sandwich.


42 Spicie Foodie August 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Thanks Sandra:)


43 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) August 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I have been craving a pork sandwich for a few days now and haven’t been able to satisfy it; I wish I had some leftover pork to use. I’d make this sandwich right away. :)


44 Spicie Foodie August 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I hope you satisfy that craving Jean. Thanks!


45 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

When I was trying to submit a comment the website went down… if you somehow got duplicate, sorry about that. I think I was saying that I always use leftover ingredients for my cooking because I don’t plan meals in advance and I end up having different ingredients here and there… I love grilled onions and I have to add to my sandwich next time. Looks yum!!


46 Spicie Foodie August 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Sorry about that Nami, I don’t know what happened. I have the same habit of not planning meals ahead. Most times I decide what I’m cooking as I am eating breakfast, hehe:) Thanks!


47 Magic of Spice August 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM

I can say this…I grantee you that Adam wishes he had your fridge instead of ours, lol! Great use of whats on hand and lovely sandwich all around!
P.S. I made a version of your pickles and cracked up when I saw the photo the next day on
FB :)


48 Spicie Foodie August 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Haha, I think he needs to see it for a whole month then see what he thinks:) Really, that’s great and I can’t wait to see yours. We are always thinking alike.


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