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Beer Bread Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Beer Bread Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Nothing beats a simple melted butter topping for that first slice of bread when it is fresh from the oven! After that fresh bread euphoria wears off though, it is time to get down to using the bread a little more creatively and I already had a few ideas for my load of (Grimbergen Dubbel) beer bread. I had come across the idea of a beer bread caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich on Honest Fare a while ago and I immediately knew that it would be a winner. You really can't go wrong with combining sweet, slowly caramelized onions with melted cheese and wrapping it all up in light, crispy and buttery bread. If that bread just happens to be a beer bread then that grilled cheese sandwich is just over the top good! This sandwiches flavours are rounded off with a hit of Worcestershire sauce that is added to the onions and some mustard for a bit of tang. I did change one thing and that was to use a yeast based beer bread rather than a quick bread as I figured that it would hold together better when used in a sandwich. All of the flavours in this sandwich certainly work well together and the final result is one tasty sandwich! My dilemma now is, do I enjoy a few more of these sandwiches or try some new ones?

Beer Bread Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (a vegetarian one for vegetarian)
1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
1 handful cheddar cheese (grated)
2 slices beer bread
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.
2. Add the onions and saute until the onions are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Reduce the heat to medium, add the water and cook until the onions caramelize and turn golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Make sure to stir continuously to ensure that the onions do not burn.
4. Mix in the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
5. Assemble sandwich and grill over medium-low heat until the cheese has melted and the sandwich turns golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.

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31 comments:

vanillasugar said...

sweet jesus.
kevin
i know i know, i say the same thing everytime but holy shit.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

This sandwich is redonkulous. If only I could eat cheese....

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate said...

That looks ridiculously good.

Cupcake said...

Man Kevin, your pic is killing my attempt to diet LOL! Looks amazing! Love your recipes by the way! I used to visit Epicurious for new recipes, but your blog is my "Go To" now :)

honeymoderncafe said...

That looks amazing! I can barely look at your blog, everything is so delicious looking.

The Galley Gourmet said...

Beer, cheese, onions, and bread--yes, please!!

Food Frenzy said...

That's my kind of sandwich. If it's not messy, it's not worth eating.

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Sheila said...

this. looks. divine.

Claudie said...

This looks phenomenal. I really don't know how you manage to come up with such great meals every single time.

Twin Tables said...

Good God! It is late...and I am finding my way to the kitchen. You owe me a gym visit!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, this sandwich looks devilishly good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

This is definitely one of the more gorgeous grilled cheeses that I've ever seen. I could think of a better filling for that beer bread.

My Bestfriend's Little Sister(MBLS) said...

These look so so good!

Bianca said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! I could eat a hundred of those!

Bianca said...

WOW! I want one!

xeyedmary said...

Excuse me whilst I sponge the drool off my keyboard.....
you make the BEST stuff! Spectacularly tempting photos!

Anna @ Tiny Kitchen Creations said...

I am drooling. Oh my goodness. I must have... mmmm.

Mrs. Stranded said...

I was a big fan of just the idea beer now. A beer bread grilled cheese sandwich - even better!

Nina Timm said...

The drool factor of your photos ahve improve so much and literally every post, makes me want to make that now!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Good lord man, have you no mercy? no compassion for those who are hours away from dinner? seriously?

The Food Hound said...

Oh my gosh, that PICTURE says it all! Melty, creamy, buttery, rich- unbelievable!

Rosy said...

That looks truly decadent.

Cindy said...

Mmm looks sooo good! All your recipes look delicious. I love finding good Canadian blogs - I'm from Toronto too!

Alicia said...

Grilled cheese is my #1 comfort food. This looks increbile!!!

Kimberly said...

This looks so gooey and fattening and beyond delicious. I can't NOT try it! Besides, everything is better on beer berad!

Pam said...

Now that is a sandwich! Nicely done Kevin.

Matt said...

That looks fantastic! I tried this recipe for lunch today and it's honestly the best grilled cheese sandwich of my life! I haven't gotten around to making beer bread yet, but it was on a tasty whole wheat bread I get at Trader Joes.

Taylor said...

Glad to see you enjoy beer bread as much as I do! Sandwich looks delicious!

Vivian said...

Wow, new meaning to grilled cheese......

and i thought my chili hot pot was unique...ha ha. that's nothing compared to this you have here.

:D looks tasty...will check ur blog from time to time!

cheers,
vivian...who blogs fusion japanese/western at her home in japan.

Sonja said...

Oh my goodness...these were so good! I wasn't about to wait until I made beer bread, so I used a rosemary loaf from Costco, and it was terrific. I will definitely be checking out your other grilled cheeses. Your blog + my pregnancy= a very happy baby mama!

Renee Julia said...

Oh God, does this one speak to me! I'm getting ready to go home for the day and I think I know what's for dinner now (or at the very least a late-night snack!) Awesome picture!

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