Babs' Black Bean Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This little sandwich will make you want to slap somebody...probably me! I should have shared this little darling a long time ago. It's not my recipe but my dear friend, Babs. The combination of pepper jack cheese and black beans with purple onion on rye is about all one could ask for in a quick fix that tastes utterly divine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sandwich prep:.
  2. Heat griddle or other skillet to medium heat.
  3. Lightly spread butter or margarine on all 8 slices of bread, one side only.
  4. Place black beans on several layers of paper towels and pat them dry.
  5. Cut pepper jack cheese into medium-thick slices as you would for a grilled cheese sandwich. You will need enough slices to make your required number of sandwiches.
  6. Have your chopped onions handy.
  7. To build your sandwich:.
  8. Make grilled cheese sandwich as you normally would -- but add black beans and purple onions in with the cheese.
  9. Grill on each side until golden brown and check to see that the cheese is nicely melted on the inside.
  10. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

I didn't have rye bread so I used multi-grain. Next time I'll use more cheese and less beans but I like all the flavors together.

Update - made this again but lightened it up quite a bit and it was good. I used a light flatout bread, reduced fat monterey jack cheese and butter spray for grilling. I'll make it again - I figure it to be about 6 points plus for Weight Watchers.

VA September 12, 2011

this was so good -- as one of the reviewers suggested, i mashed my beans slightly to get them to stay on and i also mixed the chopped onions into the beans -- but other then that no changes -- it was so good -- thanks for sharing

Inspiritual May 14, 2010

yummmm...i didn't have pepperjack or the onion, so i used mozzarella, and even that came out good...this would be AMAZING with pepperjack...def making this again...thanks for the idea

ShortieNJ February 12, 2010

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