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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Bell Pepper and Onion

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Another variation of the grilled cheese. Comfort food with a twist? I knew I wanted grilled cheese and tomato, but something said to me I need to add something else into the mix. How about some sauteed yellow bell pepper and onion? Sure. And that's what I did. The slight sweetness from bell pepper was a nice added flavor.

I feel like having grilled cheese again.

Makes 2 sandwiches

Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Bell Pepper and Onion

4 slices of bread - your choice
1 c shredded cheese - your choice
1 small tomato - 1/4-inch thick slices
1/2 medium onion - sliced
1 small to medium bell pepper - thin sliced and deseeded.
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive
1 Tbsp butter

Heat a pan with a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and butter. Saute the onion and bell pepper together until both are tender. Season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make a sandwich:
Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Evenly place some of the cheese on the other side. Top with a couple slices of tomato followed but the bell pepper and tomato mixture. Top with more cheese and the other slice of butter bread. The sandwich should have buttered-side out.

Heat an ungreased skillet and cook both sides until the bread has browned and toasted. 3-5 minutes each side on medium heat.

Serve warm.

Note: If you've got a grill or press, cook for 4-5 minutes until bread is browned and toasted.


Sook said...

Oh what a great twist to a grilled cheese sandwich! I love grilled cheese and adding the vegetables sounds fantastic.

Unknown said...

I love grilled cheese. You should try using fresh basil leaves, they add such a difference :).
*kisses* HH

Tangled Noodle said...

The grilled cheese sandwich seems simple enough but it has such variety! I used to have them plain but now, adding veggies just perks them up. Haute GCS!

Teanna said...

I just discovered the wonders of grilled cheese with tomatoes - but onions?! What a great idea! Next time I make grilled cheese, I am making it your way!

Brad said...

Finally a grilled cheese with flavor, thanks!

Anonymous said...

This grilled cheese sandwich sounds excellent! I like the additions of veggies!

Pam said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous and I bet it is delicious. A great idea for lunch today! I love grilled cheese and will be trying this. Thanks!

Bob said...

Loaded grilled cheese is a good time. This is like a Western one, like the omelet! Good stuff.

Phyllis said...

Your grilled cheese sandwich is making my mouth water!

Bianca @southbay rants n raves said...

First of all, happy blogaversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog & I look forward to more! Also I just love how comforting grilled cheese can be, especially on cold days. My favorite thing is to have it with homemade tomato soup! No feeling like it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yummy! I love grilled cheese but never had it with bell pepper. Add some shredded chicken and you got yourself a nice southwest grilled cheese...yum!

Pam said...

I love fresh tomatoes in my grilled cheese, adding peppers and onion is a great idea.

Diana said...

Looks like we both have grilled cheese on our brains! May I suggest adding some mac and cheese to that sandwich? ;)

Debbie said...

Oh this is most definitely my kind of grilled cheese sandwich! It looks delicious!

OysterCulture said...

Love grilled cheese sandwiches and I'm a sucker for anything with tomato - these sound delicious and nutritious with the veggies.

chow and chatter said...

can;'t beat a good grilled cheese pleased my lil darling jasmine made you smile lOL Rebecca

theUngourmet said...

Grilled cheese is so versatile! I love your twist on it! I also love that bread. It looks so crisp and delicious! Yum to all of it! :P

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I've never thought to put peppers and onion in a grilled cheese sandwich (even though I put them in quesadillas all the time). Yum!! said...

Quite useful piece of writing, thanks for this post.

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