South of the Border Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?! Well now you do! South of the Border Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich will change your life.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon is another fun way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month.

South of the Border Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love a party as much as the next girl, so I thought it only appropriate to celebrate this totally random, yet quiet delicious tribute to melted cheese with you. Of course I made you no ordinary grilled cheese sammich to celebrate. I made you a ridiculously delicious South of the Border Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Now that friends, is love.

Have you tried Cabot Chipotle Cheddar Cheese? It will change your taco/nacho/grilled cheese life. I have a hard time finding it out here in Utah, but when I do I stock up. It’s worth sacrificing the fridge space for, and let’s be honest, it doesn’t take up fridge space for long.

What type of bread works best for this sandwich?

Normal white bread would work fine here as long as it was a high-quality sandwich bread. That cheap stuff won’t cut it. Bonus points for choosing whole grains though.

How do I keep my grilled cheese from sticking?

Make sure you lightly butter each slice of bread. If you do this the bread shouldn’t stick to the pan.

 

South of the Border Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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South of the Border Grilled Cheese


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x

Description

South of the Border Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich will change your life.


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet bell pepper
  • 1/2 of one jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
  • 1/2 cup ripe tomato, diced (about half of a large tomato or one Roma)
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 8 slices whole grain bread (whole wheat or 9 grain)
  • 8 ounces Cabot Chipotle Cheddar, grated
  • softened butter

Instructions

  1. In a small pan combine the bell pepper, jalapeno, tomato, and red onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the pepper and onion are soft and the moisture from tomato cooks off, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium to medium-low heat. While the pan is heating, lightly butter one side of each piece of bread. Place a piece of bread, butter side down, in the hot skillet. Top with one ounce of cheese, then 1/4 of the pepper mixture, then another 1 ounce of cheese. Top with a second slice of bread, butter side up. When the bread has browned on the bottom, flip the sandwich over and cook until the other side has browned on the bottom. When both sides of the sandwich are golden brown, remove the sandwich from the pan.
  3. Repeat with the remaining bread, cheese, and pepper mixture. Serve hot and enjoy right away.

Notes

Normal white bread would work fine here as long as it was a high-quality sandwich bread. That cheap stuff won’t cut it. Bonus points for choosing whole grains though.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 398
  • Sugar: 7.2g
  • Sodium: 628.6mg
  • Fat: 23.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4g
  • Protein: 17.2g
  • Cholesterol: 56.2mg

Keywords: Grilled Cheese, Sandwhich, Cheese

That Chipotle Cheddar Cheese is also amazing on:

Enjoy South of the Border Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich and have a great day. I’ll be busy driving the three youngest 1.5 hours to the dentist by myself. Wish me luck!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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