Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A lovely, slightly spicy, change from traditional grilled cheese sandwiches. The roasted jalapenos and taco seasoning in the butter take this over the top. Guaranteed comfort food! I roasted the jalapenos over the gas burner for several minutes until black, then cooled in a closed paper bag for about 15 minutes before scraping off the blackened skin. Then I minced them and froze the surplus for occasions just like this one! You could even dip your sandwich into a nice salsa as well. OH GOD NO! SAY IT ISN'T SO! BE STILL MY BLOOD PRESSURE!! (*ahem*.... sorry) Anyway, this went so incredibly well with Best Albondigas Soup... I almost couldn't get it all in my mouth fast enough. :D Hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices French bread
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 12 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons roasted jalapenos, minced
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning


  1. In a small bowl, combine taco seasoning with the butter until fully mixed.
  2. Thinly coat 1 side of each bread slice with butter mixture.
  3. Heat skillet to medium. When hot, lay down 2 of the four slices of bread, buttered side down.
  4. On each slice in the skillet, layer 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 1 teaspoon of the minced roasted jalapenos and 1/2 of the cheddar. Top each sandwich with the remaining bread slices, buttered side UP. (I actually put a little bit more of the jalapeno pieces into the butter mixture before spreading it.).
  5. Cover skillet and turn pan to medium low. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Uncover and flip when sandwiches have reached desired brownness. Raise heat to medium or medium-high and continue cooking until other side is to your preferred brownness.
  7. Goes perfectly with a good bowl of soup!
Most Helpful

I just loved what the taco seasoning did to the butter! And to those of you who decided to try this please don't skimp on these measures, it imparts the most delightful flavor to the sandwich. I used the swiss and jalapenos but on Canadian White as I had no French in the house. I did try it with the salsa but much preferred without. Made for New Kids on the Block, a tag game. Thanks, Sandi, I can see this becoming a favorite grilled cheese.

Julie B's Hive January 13, 2009

Jalape?os are a great addition for a little kick, what I like to do with mine is add some diced green onions, tomatoes, and olives. Then serve with sour cream and guacamole.

mikegonzalez2k March 27, 2012

Great grilled cheese twist! I used light wheat bread. We really enjoyed this... thanks for sharing!

Starrynews May 13, 2009