Thursday, September 24, 2009

CEiMB: Sweet & Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe was hosted by Lethally Delicious. I cannot even tell you how much I love grilled cheese sandwiches!! As a kid, my mom always made these and served it along side a bowl of tomato soup. My favorite thing to do was dip the grilled cheese in the tomato soup --- mmmmm.

So, naturally, I was excited to see this recipe. A little more grown up, but still a grilled cheese. Ellie's recipe is pretty simple.

Grill onions until translucent, spread on one slice of whole wheat bread. Top with cheddar, pepperjack, and a slice or two of tomato and grill on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.

I was a little rushed to find something to eat before the gym on Monday so I decided to make this recipe. I had onions in the freezer, but had no time to cook them, so I left them out. I also had tomatoes, but they were cherry tomatoes off the vine in the backyard and I was too pressed for time to go pick them, wash them, slice them, and add them to the sandwich.

So... I had a plain grilled cheese with just cheese. Two slices of whole wheat bread with shredded sharp cheddar and 1 oz. of pepperjack cheese. I grilled it to perfection on my George Foreman grill for 3 minutes, I think. I can't exactly remember how long I grilled it for because after I put it on the grill I ran upstairs and got ready for the gym, fed the dog, and then finally checked and it came out perfect - when does that happen? I usually end up burning everything when I turn my back and start doing something else. I won't even bring up the fact that I left the grill on high heat outside for over an hour last night while I caught up on Survivor and blogged about the recent UW win - go Dawgs!

Then on Wednesday night, I was able to make these again for Kyle and I. This time around I had tomatoes so I added them and it tasted great. I think the key is slicing them thin, that way they warm up between the melting cheese.

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  1. Your sandwich looks great!! Such a good idea to put it on the george foreman grill!!! Love those lines!

  2. Looks good, I like it panini style. I will have to try that because I ALWAYS burn my grilled cheeses. I always have to take out extra safety bread. I am jealous that you ate this 2 nights!


  3. Good idea with the GF!! The one we have is indoor/outdoor so it doesn't have the top piece, but I've been thinking about getting a smaller one for smaller weeknight jobs... this might have convinced me! I never thought about using it as a panini press. Yum!

  4. Great lookin' sandwiches.
    As for that George Foreman, you can do SO much with them. I'm such a gadget collector, I would love one but my space is getting very limited at this point. Guess I should have a HUGE-O garage sale. Out with the old - in with the new!

  5. Talk about giving this a twist that makes it even better! Brilliant to make it on your GF! I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only one who enjoyed these more than once. Thanks for cooking along with me this week!

  6. Your simple grilled cheese looks simply delicious!!