Meatless Mexican Monte Cristos

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Pam-I-Am

This is a fancy and spicy grilled cheese sandwich made in the monte cristo style. Use your favorite pepper-jack cheese to spice this sandwich up. Makes a great lunch with a mug of soup.

Top Review by Kumquat the Cats fr

This was better than five stars! I don't believe I ever ate a real monte cristo. I loved the idea of dipping the bread in egg. It tasted like a savory french toast. The salsa was an excellent foil to the sandwich (which might normally be a little heavy for my taste). I loved the jack pepper cheese on this, and I loved the way the cilantro stuck to the bread too! Unfortunately my slices of cheese were a bit too thin, next time I would add more. I made one sandwich as a mid-afternoon snack for me and my BF and he loved it too. As for the bread, I used a firm whole wheat. I'd love to make this again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs with 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Stir in the cilantro.
  2. Make 4 sandwiches by layering the cheese between the slices of bread.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the butter. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  4. Cook each sandwich over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Cut each sandwich in half and serve with a side of salsa.

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