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Jan 29, 2014

foodie at heart: grown up grilled cheese

By: Morgan Lindsay
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Jan 29, 2014

foodie at heart: grown up grilled cheese

By: Morgan Lindsay
Today's Wednesday, mid-week pick me up comes from Kelly Senyei of Just A Taste. Is your mouth watering looking at this picture?! Check our Kelly's take on Grown-Up Grilled Cheese. It goes past the standard bread and cheese combo, adding in delicious extras like caramelized onions and kale. With a wind chill that feels like -23 today, I'm looking forward to this sandwich along side a cup of tomato soup tonight! Read more to see Kelly's full recipe.

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Be sure to check out Kelly's site for more delicious recipes (especially her desserts - they look just as mouth watering as the grilled cheese!). Enjoy!

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Originally posted via. justataste.com - written by Kelly Senyei

Prep Time: 5 Min

Cook Time: 40 Min

Ingredients:

For the caramelized onions: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar For the grilled cheese: 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 4 slices bread (such as sourdough or brioche) 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup kale leaves Directions:
Caramelized onions: Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onions, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft, about 10 minutes. Add the sugar and continue cooking the onions for 5 more minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking the onions, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until they are very soft and dry. Grilled cheese: Slather one side of all four slices of bread with the butter and set them aside. Assemble one of the grilled cheese sandwiches by stacking one slice of cheese atop one slice of bread (the non-buttered side) and topping it with half the caramelized onions, half the kale leaves and a second slice of cheese. Top it with another buttered slice of bread (buttered side on top). Repeat the assembly process for the second grilled cheese sandwich. Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Place each sandwich on the skillet and cook until the bread is toasted and golden and the cheese begins to melt. Flip each sandwich once and continue cooking until the opposite side of bread is toasted. Slice and serve immediately.
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foodie at heart: grown up grilled cheese