GermanFest Club Sandwich

Lori McLain


I love a great club sandwich AND I love German this club is inspired by both loves and pressed in a paninni machine for great grill marks. Easily carried to a tailgate party !

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15 Min
15 Min
Sandwich Press


1 medium
dark pumpernickel round loaf
3 Tbsp
red pepper spread
8 oz
shaved pastrami
1 c
well-drained sauerkraut
1/2 c
cooked crispy bacon pieces
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
8 oz
thinly sliced swiss cheese slices
1/4 c
yellow pepper rings, drained
8 oz
thinly sliced smoked pork loin
1/4 c
red bell pepper strips & caramelized onions, drained, jarred
3 Tbsp
drained golden greek peperoncini peppers, chopped


1To assemble, cut the loaf of bread horizontally into three circle, top middle and bottom. Place the bottom of the loaf down on work surface. Spread with red pepper and chipolte spread. Top with pastrami.
2In a medium microwave-safe bowl ,mix together the kraut, bacon and brown sugar. cover and microwave, 4-5 minutes until starts to caramelize. Place a layer of kraut on top of pastrami. Top with half of the cheese slices. Top cheese with the middle layer of bread. Top with pepper rings.
3Place the pork loin on the pepper rings, then top with drained peppers & onions. Top with remaining cheese and chopped greek peperoncini peppers. Place top of the bread on top of the sandwich.
4Carefully place in large panini machine and grill 5-6 minutes, then remove to work surface and cut into 4 pieces. Place back on the grill to brown 3-4 more minutes, serve, or wrap the sandwiches in foil to transport to picnic or tailgate !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy