September 15, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love when I find a phenomenal grilled cheese recipe! As the title promises, this sandwich had all the yummy goodness of jalapeno poppers, plus a little extra. This was soooo tasty; and because I removed the seeds, stem, and ribs from the peppers, it was not that spicy either. My 5 year old declared it was the best grilled cheese ever!

The original website that this recipe was published on had shaky directions. So, I'm just going to adapt the recipe from that and tell you what I did below. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Adapted From: via Pinterest

8 slices of sour dough bread
1 stick of butter, softened
8-10 large jalapenos, seeds, stems, and ribs removed; cut in halves
1 package of cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz) bar sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
1 bag of your favorite tortilla chips

Preheat broiler. Place jalapeno halves on a baking sheet, cut side down. Place baking sheet on the top rack of the oven, close to the heating element. Broil peppers for 8-14 minutes, or until skin turns black and charred. Place peppers in a gallon zip top bag and seal. Let stand for 5-10 minutes, or until peppers are cool enough to be handled. Peel peppers, discard the plastic-like skin. Set aside peppers.

Spread cream cheese on both inside halves of the bread. Top both sides with crushed tortilla chips. On one side, place cheddar cheese slices over the chips and cream cheese. On the other side, place 4-5 pepper strips on top of the chips/cream cheese. Assemble the sandwich. Butter the top slice of bread. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place sandwich, butter side down into skillet. While sandwich is cooking, butter the other side of the sandwich bread (the naked slice should be facing up in the skillet). Flip once bottom slice is golden browned and cheese is melted. Remove from skillet once other side is golden browned. Assemble and repeat cooking with additional sandwiches. Cut in half and serve immediately.

NOTE: Recipe should yield 4 grilled cheese sandwiches.

The Result:
Fantastic and pretty easy to put together. Hooray for yummy grilled cheese sandwiches!

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