Monday, July 18, 2011

Spicy Grilled Cheese

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Grilled Cheese sandwiches are a favorite for everyone in my family on sandwich nights.  Although the classic grilled cheese is always good, I like to spice my cheese up with some chilies.  This is a very flavorful sandwich that comes together in minutes.  This sandwich makes a perfect quick meal or as part of a bigger meal with a bowl of soup.

Ingredients:
1 cup of American Cheddar Cheese (See Note)
2 Tbs of butter or margarine
2-3 green chilies seeded and finely diced (See Note)
 salt and pepper to taste
Bread (white, whole wheat, etc...)

Notes:  You can use shredded Cheddar cheese or Slices of American Cheddar cheese.You can use any kind of chili you like. I recommend jalapeno, serrano or larger green chilies.  You will want to make sure you don't pick a very spicy pepper and you clean the seeds and membrane out so it tones down the spice level. 

Mash all the ingredients together to form a paste (as much as possible).  It's okay if it's not fully mashed, it will all melt the same in the end.  Apply a good layer of the cheese/chili mixture on a slice of bread. 





Top with a slice of bread that has been butter on the outside.  Grill in a frying pan (non-stick is best) until the cheese starts to melt and the bread is golden brown.  Flip over and grill the other side of the bread that is buttered.


Makes about 4 sandwiches.  Enjoy with sandwich accompaniments and/or soup.


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17 comments:

  1. Great idea! I have never thought of spicing it up. I have made it with sundried tomatoes, pesto and feta and mozzarella cheese. I'm making like this next time! Thanks!

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  2. YUM! I would throw a sliced tomato on that and call it....heaven on a plate! Wonderful - as always!

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  3. It is a favorite, and the chilis just make it better!

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  4. You had me at grilled cheese! Yum!

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  5. Yum, yum, yum! I think I could eat this every day for the rest of my life...it sounds amazing!

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  6. OMG i want this so badly right now. I'm totally going to make this. Maybe as a small bite with tomato soup too! buzzed!

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  7. Why have I never thought of putting peppers in a grilled cheese?! Man, this looks great!

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  8. Hubby (I don't like cheese) would love this. Although he says you can't have grilled cheese without Longhorn Colby Cheese - but he loves spicy!

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  9. I'll have 10 of those! Please! nom nom nom!

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  10. Mmm, absolute love! You've upped a classic sandwich with pizazz :-)

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  11. I love grilled cheeses and I never would have thought to add chilis! Well done :)

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  12. I ate grilled cheese growing up and still love grilled cheese. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love cheddar cheese,cant wait to try this!

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  14. It's a great idea to add fresh chilies to grilled cheese, which is one of my favorite foods on earth. Of course it makes sense to spice it up! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Genius!! I can't wait to make one of these!

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