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Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Red Onions
and balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

We are excited to bring back these unique grilled cheese sandwiches filled with tart and sweet caramelized onions. These were first featured in 2016.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Red Onions:
  • Onions, medium red - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Jam or jelly - 8 Tbsp (like strawberry)
  • Cheese, fontina - 4 slices (sub provolone or swiss)
Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb, trimmed and halved
  • Foil - for cooking
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Onions / Brussels sprouts - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Larger brussels sprouts should be quartered. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Caramelize onions - Heat up a frying pan over medium heat. Add oil (portion for sandwiches) and then add onions to heated oil. Saute for ~10 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. If it looks like the onions or pan will burn at any point, just add a splash of water. Stir in with vinegar and brown sugar (portions for sandwiches). Cook for another 2 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Make

  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
  2. Spread brussels sprouts out onto a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and then bake for ~6 minutes.
  3. Remove foil and toss brussels sprouts with oil, vinegar (portions for brussels sprouts), and mustard. Roast for another 8 to 10 minutes until crispy. Toss with brown sugar (portion for brussels sprouts) and salt, seasoning with more to taste.
  4. While brussels sprouts roast, butter one side of each piece of bread. Lay out bread, buttered-side down. Layer with jam, onions, cheese and top with bread, buttered-side up. Continue until all sandwiches are assembled.
  5. Heat up a griddle or a skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches onto heated surface (as many as can fit) and press down throughout the grilling process with a spatula. Flip once the first side is golden, ~ 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Enjoy sandwiches with brussels sprouts on the side.

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Reviews

This meal has 38 reviews

This was so good! Chose to go without the jam on the sandwich, went without the brown sugar on the brussel sprouts, and forgot to add the balsamic and brown sugar to the onions. It was still delicious! Definitely recommend if anyone's looking to use a little less sugar!

By: Zoey
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original

Such yummy balanced flavors!

By: Jaclyn
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original

Steak, onions and brussel sprouts were all excellent! We will make this again. It was quick (except for prepping the brussel sprouts, but my grocery store has prepped sprouts from time to time, so I'll look for those).

By: Kathryn
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Paleo

I didn't love the steak, mostly because of the cut I bought and because I cooked beyond the medium-rare I would have liked. I thought the caramelized onions and brussel sprouts were both really good. I reduced the maple syrup as I was using a balsamic that was already fairly sweet, and I don't like dishes that taste too sweet. I would definitely make this again with a different cut and preparation of the meat.

By: Andrea
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Made the paleo version and this was actually much better than expected

By: Kelly
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Paleo

These weren’t my favorite Brussels sprouts but I loved the grilled cheese.

By: Sarah
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Original