Jeff Mauro

Jeff's Sandwiches and So Much More

Jeff's Sandwiches and So Much More

Get the how-tos for 20 of Jeff's best-ever recipes, including between-bread creations, hearty dinners and sweet treats.

Journey to Superstar Status

Thanks in part to his lucky red headband, Jeff outperformed his rival competitors and claimed Food Network stardom in 2011.

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  • Sandwich King

    During Jeff's formative years as a Sandwich Prince, he worked at a deli working the meat slicer; his constant companions were corned beef, pastrami and lots of fresh rye bread. Classic deli fare really speaks to his sandwich soul and the folks at Fumare in Chicago's French Market know the language fluently. Jeff gets a tasty tour of some of Fumare's favorites, then heads home to put together his special take on that tart and cheesy creation, the Reuben. You can't be truly deli without coleslaw, so Jeff shreds up a fresh batch before slicing and stacking roast beef into a sandwich that reaches new heights of savory deliciousness. You want pickles with that?

  • Sandwich King

    The po' boy is one of the greatest members of the sandwich pantheon, and Jeff Mauro knows exactly where to find the real deal in Chicago, so he heads to Poor Phil's to get up close and personal with their blackened catfish po' boy, then heads back to his own kitchen to whip up some down home classics of his own. He stuffs fat shrimp, battered and fried, into a crusty roll slathered with remoulade for his tangy authentic Shrimp Po' Boy, and pairs them with the cheesiest grits you've ever tasted. Then he finishes his tour below the Mason-Dixon with spicy Louisiana Hot Sauce Chicken Sandwich With Cajun Ranch Dressing. It's a show full of sandwiches that'll bring out the Southerner in everyone!

  • Sandwich King

    Jeff and his cousin Joe head over to La Pasadita, the home of Chicago's finest burrito. Jeff heads back to his kitchen and makes his own version of a Carne Asada Burrito, with a charred salsa and cilantro pesto for dipping. To complete this fiesta, Jeff also makes Mojo Chicken Torta with a fresh carrot slaw and Cup A Elotes with poblano crema.

  • Sandwich King

    Jeff has never fished a day in his life, so he goes to Chicago's hottest seafood restaurant, Fish Bar, for his seafood sandwich fix. Inspired, he makes delicious Crab Cake Sliders with a blood orange aioli. And smoked salmon is the secret for his mouth watering SS B.L.T. And if that wasn't enough, his Cha Cha Chowder is a twist on the classic seafood corn chowder, served up party style in shooter glasses.

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  • Sandwich King

    Most of us think of sandwiches as lunch, but when you're having breakfast for dinner anything goes! Chicago's Deluxe Diner lives up to its name, and makes one of Jeff's favorite breakfast sandwiches: a Monte Cristo on French toast. Jeff works the griddle getting Chef Marcello's secrets and heads home to break out his own version. Then he takes the day-for-night inspiration even further and makes a sandwich as delicious as it is audacious: fried chicken between a pair of waffles. Finish with a side of bacony braised collard greens and you won't care what time it is. Order up!

About Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro, winner of the seventh season of Food Network Star, now hosts Sandwich King and The Kitchen. More

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