Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Ellie Krieger

Serves 4 people

Categories: Grilled Sandwich, Main Dish, Vegetarian


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large red onion , finely diced (about 2 cups)
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese , thinly sliced
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 3 ounces monterey jack pepper cheese , thinly sliced
  • 1 large ripe beefsteak tomato , sliced
  • cooking spray


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add in the onion; cook/stir until golden and the edges are browned, 10-12 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Divide the cheddar cheese between 4 slices of bread; spread 1 tablespoon caramelized onions on top of the cheddar, then top with pepper jack cheese.

  4. Place 1 slice tomato and the other slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.

  5. Clean and dry the skillet; coat skillet with cooking spray and heat over med-high heat until hot.

  6. Place one of the sandwiches in the skillet and weigh down with a heavy skillet or plate.

  7. Decrease heat to med-low and grill until the underside is a deep brown but not burnt and the cheese is partially melted, 5-6 minutes.

  8. Flip the sandwich and grill the other side until it is nicely colored, another 4-5 minutes.

  9. Slice in half and serve hot.

  10. Repeat with the other sandwiches.

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