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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
Metric
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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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

Ratings

Original (55)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (10)

38 reviews

Absolutely delicious. I love this! Kid loved this! Husband liked it well enough.

By: Kathy
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

4.5 really - yum! The onions were the hit but the brussel sprouts were a close second. Easy, fast and delicious. Will take again!

By: Liz
Posted: Feb 16, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

too sweet, and greasy

By: Hafina
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I used New York Strip and grilled it to fancy it up for Valentines Day. Awesome meal for a special occasion!

By: Rebecca
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Delicious! Nice meal for a cozy night in and a movie.

By: Lauren
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Happy Valentines Day! I used flank steak cooked on the grill by my husband. Onions were a lovely addition. Added heart shaped carrots to the Brussels sprouts and added heart shaped roasted russet and sweet potato hearts (I cooked with the same method, only 10 minutes steam and 15 minutes uncovered. Also used the marinade from Lemony Greek CS meal where I first learned this method).

By: Shawn
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Diet: Paleo
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