Friday, February 3, 2012

Grilled Cheese with Roast Beef and Sweet Red Caramelized Onions ~ Sandwich Love.

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I'm all about the food porn now a days. Sorry...I can't help it.  Seriously, I started caramelizing onions today...just because??  No reason.

I guess I figured some inspiration would emerge from the sound of the onions soaking and sizzling in hot, bubbling butter....

Some inspiration would emerge from the aroma of the onions rendering down in their sweet earthy goodness....

Well, this Grilled Cheese Sandwich is what resulted.  After its photo shoot...


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I walked it upstairs to my husband's office and handed it to him while on a business call.  (I'm really good at distracting my husband...)

A few minutes later he yelled down to me, "That was crazy delicious...but are you trying to make me fat?!" 

I yelled back, "No. I'm just saving myself from getting fat! Love you!"  

Then I made the kids and myself a scaled down version of this, "beautiful beast"...the classic grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese...always and forever my favorite. xoxo :)


Grilled Cheese with Roast Beef and Sweet Red Caramelized Onions

Slice a red onion into 1/4 inch rings.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter to a pan over medium heat. Caramelize your onions until soft, fragrant and beginning to char, about 10-15 minutes.

Once the onions are finished, turn off the heat and move them to one side of the pan.  Add about a 1/4 lb of roast beef slices to the other side - just to warm them up a bit.

Liberally butter both pieces of a nice hearty bread. (Oat nut shown here.)

Heat a separate pan over medium heat, and place one slice of bread buttered side down.

Immediately add 2-3 slices of cheese. (Shown here a combination of Provolone and American.)

Top with warmed Roast Beef, desired amount of caramelized red onion (about 1/4 cup) and another 3 slices of cheese.

Place the other piece of bread on top (butter side up).

After about 4 minutes - check the bottom piece of bread by lifting the corner with a spatula. If browned to your liking, carefully flip and grill the other side, about 4-5 minutes. (You may want to cover the pan to help promote cheese melting.)

Eat immediately OR you can keep it warm in a 200 degree oven for a few minutes until ready to eat or serve.
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17 comments:

Callie Robbins said...

OMG....I want to lick the screen. Great post! Totally pinning this one!

Amy said...

Goodness! You're making me craving one of these NOW in the middle of the night! Help! hahaa....I better make one for lunch/brunch tomorrow. :) Have a good weekend!

Aarthi said...

They look delicious..Bookmarked

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

I'm not sure there's anything better than caramelized onions. Great looking sandwich.

Big Dude said...

I saw your blog over at Lea Ann's and decided to stop by for a visit. This sandwich looks outrageously good and your shots are excellent.

Y said...

Mesmerising. Utterly mesmerising.

Emily said...

I just made this - sooo tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe/idea. I was dying to make one of these bad boys since I saw the recipe yesterday!

Karen said...

There is little better than the smell on caramelizing onions. Well, maybe the caramelized onions WITH this sandwich is better. Holy cow...what a feast!

Andrea said...

I found this blog on pinterest. I can't take my eyes off this grilled roast beef sandwich. I am happy to be your newest follower. when you get a chance check out my blog www.questfordelish.blogspot. I must make this sandwich for lunch tomorrow.

Jenn said...

Outrageous, girl! Taking the grilled cheese to a whole new level!

JavelinWarrior said...

Your roast beef sandwich is incredible! I saw this and said to myself, "I have to learn how to make roast beef!" I have featured this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration

bułeczka said...

It's look so, soooo delicious:) fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Looks fanFREAKINtastic!!! Can't wait to try it!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking said...

OMG!!! I just saw this on Pinterest! I am SO glad I found you - can"t wait to try other recipes!!

Amy Jajliardo said...

Hmmmm, I think this might be just the thing to make for dinner to make up for putting a scratch on the bumper of his new truck. Thanks! You may have saved my life! LOL!!!!

Linsey K said...

Ummmm. I know may have a new way to eat cheese at night when the kids go to bed. Thanks!

Anthony Biggie Bencomo said...

As a sandwich lover- this looks ridiculous. WOW. Want to get some roast beef & red onion now to make it, thanks or sharing, In Grilled Cheese I trust!

Love grilled cheese so much my Deli Fresh Threads brand has a shirt dedicated to it.