Jeff Mauro's Favorite Sandwich Flavor Bombs

Take your favorite subs from ordinary to ka-pow!

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Jeff Mauro makes Jeff's Favorite Sandwich Flavor Bombs, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Jeff Mauro makes Jeff's Favorite Sandwich Flavor Bombs, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

There is almost nothing better than a good sandwich and we've got two irresistible flavor bombs to take your favorite subs to the next level!

First up is Balsamic Mayo!

This is a great way to add a ton of sweet and tangy flavor to a sandwich using ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry. Combine 1 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1 large garlic clove, 4 sprigs of fresh thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat to reduce the vinegar until it's slightly thickened, for 10 to 15 minutes, then let it cool a bit. Strain the reduced vinegar into 1 cup of mayonnaise and whisk together until combined. Slather balsamic mayo on your favorite sandwich or serve with a basket of French fries!

Next, try adding crunch to your sandwich using a classic deli lunch sidekick: BBQ Potato Chips!

While BBQ chips may seem like a logical sandwich side, go the extra step and put them right on the sandwich! They add crunchy texture and a kick of mesquite barbeque flavor that can take any sandwich to the next level. But don't just stop at BBQ… you can top with any flavor you'd like. Salt and vinegar, nacho cheese or sweet chile are great additions to any sandwich as well.

Try these flavor bombs in your next sandwich for a taste bud explosion!

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