grown-up grilled cheese

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By Cara J Mastrangello
from Albany, NY

With kids in the house, grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches seem like a staple. After fixing the little ones their lunch I decided I wanted a grilled cheese too!! This is one that I recommend not letting the little ones have a bite of, lol.

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serves 1
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For grown-up grilled cheese

  • 2 slice
    whole grain bread
  • 2 slice
    pepper-jack cheese (sliced thin)
  • 1 slice
    provolone cheese (sliced thin)
  • 4 slice
    thin-cut deli style ham
  • few slice
    very thin sliced tomato
  • few
    pieces of thinly sliced onion
  • few
    pieces of thinly sliced bell pepper
  • 1 tsp
    sriracha mayo
  • dill pickle slices, banana pepper slices, etc (optional)
  • butter/margarine/nonstick spray

How To Make grown-up grilled cheese

  • 1
    I recommend using a sandwich press/sandwich griddle for these, it is much easier than trying to keep it together and flip in a pan.
  • 2
    While the sandwich press heats up, lightly butter/spray one side of each slice of bread. On a non buttered side start the sandwich layers. 1 piece of pepper-jack, 2 thin deli slices of ham, the sliced tomato, onion, and bell peppers, 1 slice provolone, 2 thin deli slices of ham and 1 slice of pepper-jack. Top with last slice of bread (make sure buttered sides are out, I know usually goes without saying but some days ....)
  • 3
    Stick on the sandwich press and carefully close all the way. Cook about 2-3 minutes and check. Cheese should be melted and gooey and bread light golden brown. MMM. Put on a plate and carefully open just enough to drizzle some Sriracha Mayo inside and stuff with a few pickles/peppers if desired. Enjoy!
  • 4
    Just in case you don't have a recipe for Sriracha Mayo, this is one that I use and keep on hand. 3/4 cup mayo 4 Tbsp Sriracha sauce 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp soy sauce Mix in a bowl until smooth, refrigerate any leftover.

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