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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions
with zesty romaine & cabbage side salad

Active: 20 min Total: 30 min
Who can say no to a grilled cheese? We're going back to comfort food roots this week with the decadent addition of sweet caramelized onions.
Smarts: The zesty romaine and cabbage side salad will help use up some of the cabbage you bought for the Mexican salad
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions:
  • Onions, yellow - 2, thinly sliced
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 Tbsp + 2/3 Tbsp
  • Red wine vinegar - 1 Tbsp
  • Sandwich rolls - 4
  • Cheese, monterey jack - 8 slices
Zesty Romaine and Cabbage Side Salad:
  • Romaine lettuce - 1/2 head, thinly sliced
  • Cabbage, red - 1 cup, thinly sliced
  • Celery stalks - 2 , thinly sliced
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Romaine / Cabbage / Celery - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make vinaigrette - Combine lime juice with honey, mustard, oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss with romaine, cabbage, and celery.

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Make

  1. Cut the sandwich rolls up the middle with a knife if not pre-cut.
  2. Slice the cheese if not pre-sliced.
  3. Heat a saute pan or skillet over high heat. Add first part of cooking oil, onions, and a sprinkle of salt and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until onions are translucent and starting to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes until onions are deeply browned and sweet. If the pan ever looks too dry, just add a splash of water. Add red wine vinegar in the last 2 minutes.
  4. Place 2 cheese slices in each roll and top with caramelized onions
  5. Heat second part of cooking oil over medium heat in a saute pan or skillet cook the grilled cheeses for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until the cheese is melting and the bread has browned.
  6. Salt and pepper salad to taste. Serve grilled cheese sandwiches with side salad. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (143)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (26)
Vegetarian (15)

71 reviews

Loved this added some blue cheese and bell peppers for a little extra flavor very tasty!!

By: Jessica
Posted: Jul 12, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This recipe doesn't seem to include removing the membrane from the skirt steak. I'm wondering if that is why several comments say the meat was tough or chewy, if they didn't remove the membrane. Anyway, we had this with basil mayo and it was delicious!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jun 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My bad. Used the wrong meat cut. Although tasty, meat was chewy.

By: Emilia
Posted: Jun 14, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Would have been better to marinate the steak first.

By: Sundi
Posted: Nov 30, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A bit too dry.

By: Nikita
Posted: Oct 22, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added mushrooms to the onions and a bit of feta on top. Amazing!

By: Sarah
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Original
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