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Woody’s Smokehouse BBQ Sausage and Cheddar Sandwich

Woody's BBQ Sausage and Cheddar Sandwich

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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As you know Texas is a big state. So a few hour road trips isn’t a big deal for us. The golden triangle connects Houston, Dallas and Austin with an approximately three hour trip between each city. Scattered along these highways are little gems that are “must stops” when you make the trip.

Now I am about to possible ruffle some feathers with this opinion. For those not from here we have a new mega gas stop called Buckee’s. It’s massive and for some reason attracts hundreds of people. Seriously it’s nuts. They have seemingly 100 pumps and everyone is full as is the inside of the store. They sell jerky, cheeses, snacks of every kind of variety. While driving to Houston I decided I would hit Buckee’s on the way there but Woody’s on the way back. I must say I remain a faithful Woody’s guy. Great products and people. You can buy some Woody’s and have it shipped to you here. https://woodys-smokehouse.com/

On the way back I picked up some Canadian bacon, jalapeno cheddar loaf, smoked cheddar, sharp cheddar, sausage and several sauces and jams. For lunch I cut up some of the sausage into coins and browned them in a pan. Added some BBQ sauce and let it thicken up. Broiled some bread to brown two sides for structure. Sliced some extra sharp cheddar cheese. I had some cabbage on hand so made a slaw by mixing in some mayo, sour cream, vinegar and spices.

Candied Jalapeno Goat Cheese Ball

Candied Jalapeno Goat Cheese Ball
Out of the gate, these pictures are horrid. I still haven’t gotten over the semi-embarrassment of doing this blog. I like to cook and make things but I don’t consider myself an expert or even a great cook. People like my food and most importantly Jill and I like it. So I made this the other night for a party we had but forgot to take pictures before the party started. I wanted to avoid taking pictures in front of everyone, as if I am some special cook or “food blogger”, so while people were eating chili, I grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos. As you can see I did a poor job of composing my shots.

Anyway, back to the food. Jill and I discovered sweet jalapenos years ago. When we want a snack we will run into the kitchen and slather a few crackers with a thin layer of cream cheese and then pile on sweet or candied jalapenos. Perfect bite for us…. tang from the cheese, crunch of the cracker and the sweet and spiciness from the jalapeno. We later discovered jalapeno jelly and applied the same concept and sometimes used both. We keep two jars of each on hand.

For our party we had chili and I had already decided on trying the bacon butter crackers along with my blue cheese sauced warm kettle chips. I wanted a third option so created this cheese log based upon our late night snack attacks. Instead of just using cream cheese, I whipped in some goat cheese for an extra layer of “tang” and then diced up those sweet or candied jalapenos and folded them into the ball/log. Could eat it everyday.


1 8oz block of Philly Cream Cheese
1 4oz package of Goat Cheese
Handful of Woody’s Candied Jalapenos https://woodys-smokehouse.com/shop/
1 jar (10oz) of Austin Oasis Jalapeno Jelly http://www.austinoasis.com/
1 tbs of local Honey

Let both cheeses come to room temperature so that they stir easily. Dice up your candied jalapenos and stir into the cheeses and honey. Pour it on to wax paper and make a shape of your choice (ball, log, whatever).

Put it in the fridge to harden up a bit until you are ready to serve it. Pour the jelly on top of the log/ball and serve it with your favorite crackers.