The Sandwich King’s Dressed-Up Grilled Cheese — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, September 24th, 2012

Squash, Manchego, and Balsamic-Onion Grilled CheeseJust when you think that there’s no way to improve upon the classic beauty of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, Sandwich King Jeff Mauro puts his royal spin on this all-American favorite.

Made with in-season produce, richly flavored onions and plenty of cheese, Jeff’s Squash, Manchego and Balsamic-Onion Grilled Cheese (pictured above) from Food Network Magazine is a next-level sandwich that’s as comforting and deliciously gooey as the original. The secret to this grilled cheese is the balsamic-laced onions. Be sure to let them cook slowly on a low temperature for about 30 minutes so that they can concentrate their taste and become soft and sweet.

Classic American Grilled CheeseIf you’re cooking for youngsters who may prefer something simpler, stick with Jeff’s Classic American Grilled Cheese (pictured left). He layers a combination of white and yellow American cheeses between old-fashioned white bread and cooks the sandwiches on a griddle for just a few minutes. Before serving, shape the grilled cheeses into kid-friendly stars like Jeff does for an easy, playful meal.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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Comments (3)

  1. Steve says:

    I am about done with the Sandwich King….someone needs to tell him that he doesnt need to do EVERY show about that dumb Jardiniere. Wonder if he has any recipes that dont include it….man that gets OLD FAST

  2. yes that's so yummy in image.I will ask our chefs to make such Sandwich !

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