Caramelized Onion Barbecue Grilled Cheese

January 18, 2014
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Grilled cheese sandwiches packed with caramelized onions, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, and BBQ sauce. —Riley Wofford

What You'll Need
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until very soft. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 20 to 25 minutes, until the onions are golden and caramelized. Remove from the heat and stir in the barbecue sauce.
  2. Place a large griddle over medium heat. Meanwhile, place the bread slices on a clean work surface. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place half of the bread slices, buttered side down, on the work surface. Divide the cheeses and caramelized onions between the sandwiches, then place the remaining slices of bread on top, buttered side up.
  3. Grill the sandwiches for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

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