Jeff Mauro

Better Between Bread

Join Jeff at some of Chicago's best sandwich hot spots, then follow him into the kitchen, where he'll put his spin on signature creations.

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  • There's nothing like turkey day — unless you're Jeff Mauro! Jeff's all about the day after Thanksgiving, and the wonderland of leftovers just begging to be made into sandwiches. After a raucous Thanksgiving meal with the whole Mauro clan, Jeff grabs a bunch of leftovers and heads home for seconds ... and thirds! He does the classic Thanksgiving on a Roll one better by using stuffing as the bread! Then he makes a spicy barbecued turkey hero, paired with tangy cranberry barbecue sauce. To finish up, Jeff tries to replicate his mom's amazing mashed potatoes — with a few of his own special tweaks, of course.

  • Jeff, along with his wife and siblings, revisit their beloved college town of Peoria, Ill., and Jeff takes on Schooner's famous 18-ounce pork tenderloin sandwich. Back in the kitchen, Jeff comes up with his own take, the Central Illinois Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with a homemade apricot mustard sauce. And nothing is more indulgent than Grilled Ham and Beerbit Horseshoe and Nachos Bell Rarebit with pickled jalapenos and a beerbit sauce.

  • Most people associate the holidays with big roasts, but Jeff Mauro isn't most people. He's got sandwiches on the brain when everyone else is in feast mode, and he's always thinking about ways to work with that holiday cheer. So he heads to his grandmother's house to learn the secret to her special holiday sausage bread and — what else? — turn it into a sandwich. Say hello to the Sausage Bread Brunch Sandwich. He also takes the classic roast beef and jazzes it up a bit with some fresh beef jus on the side for dipping. And the holidays in the Mauro household just wouldn't be the same without a side of Spaghetti and Broccoli Aglio Olio. It'll have you ringing with holiday cheer!

  • Jeff's spinning a Croque Monsieur with a funky Mornay Sauce two ways, a his and hers, but making Sarah's with roasted asparagus, sundried tomatoes and a poached egg. And for dessert it's Chocolate Eclairs filled with a sweet almond whipped cream and topped off with crushed almonds and smoked sea salt.

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About the Host

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

About the Show

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

More About Sandwich King

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

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