Queen City Goetta Reuben

Greater Cincinnati and NKY share a love and passion for a unique, regional sausage called goetta.  Goetta is a slow cooked blend of pork, beef, steel-cut oats, fresh onions, and spices.  Simply brown and serve.  Queen City goetta is very low in fat and has 4 secret spices resulting in a signature flavor, unique to Queen City Sausage.  Goetta is only found in the Cincinnati region

You Will Need the Following:

  • 2 slices of your favorite rye bread
  • 4 ounces of Queen City Goetta 1 LB..roll
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup of Thousand Island dressing
  • 3 ounces of drained sauerkraut.
  • 1 TSP. butter

How to Prepare:

  1. Slice two ½ inch patties from the Queen City Goetta roll.
  2. Place the patties in a medium non-stick skillet. Brown one side thoroughly, and then turn. When both sides are browned, remove the goetta.
  3. Turn down the heat slightly, letting the skillet cool enough to add the butter, but not burn it.
  4. Add the butter, coating the skillet.
  5. Sandwich Assembly: Add one slice of bread to the skillet, one slice of cheese to the bread, add goetta, add 2nd slice of cheese, coat the 2nd piece of bread with Thousand Island dressing, and place on the remaining sandwich.
  6. Flip the sandwich, allowing the second side to toast. Serve.

Quick & Easy Mettwurst Wrap

Sometimes we simply long for a new twist on a familiar favorite food.  Queen City Mettwurst is usually found and served almost everywhere using the traditional bun.  This recipe takes the classic mett and adds a new wrapper, literally, and simple garnish by way of bib lettuce.

You Will Need the Following:

  • 2 links of Queen City Mild Metts
  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • 4 ounces of bib lettuce
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • Dejan mustard (side)
  • ½ ounce of olive oil

How to Prepare:

  1. Slice the Queen City Mild Metts in half, long ways.
  2. Sauté the metts in a non-stick skillet with the olive oil.
  3. Place the tortilla wraps open, on plates.
  4. Add the bib lettuce to each, then the cheese.
  5. Add two ½ slices of metts to each wrap.
  6. Fold, roll and serve the wrap.
  7. Dejan mustard on the side.
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Grill Tips

1.pngParboil with beer

In a pot placed directly on the grill, add your favorite beer and Queen City sausages.  Before they even touch the grates of the grill, allow the sausages to simmer in the beer for about 5 minutes.

2.pngCook Slowly

Once the grill has warmed to a medium-low temperature, and the sausages have been heated throughout, remove them from the beer and place them right on the grill.  Cook each link slowly over low heat to preserve its juices and optimize flavor.  High heat leads to burnt casings, overcooked sausages, and flame flare-ups; grill slowly and carefully.

3.pngUse tongs

Forks pierce sausage casings and allow juices to escape.  Avoid flare-ups and dry sausages by turning them often with tongs.

Note: More cooking time may be necessary when cooking raw sausages.

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