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    Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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    15 mins

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    Sandi (From CA)'s Note:

    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!

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


    1. 1
      In a small bowl, combine taco seasoning with the butter until fully mixed.
    2. 2
      Thinly coat 1 side of each bread slice with butter mixture.
    3. 3
      Heat skillet to medium. When hot, lay down 2 of the four slices of bread, buttered side down.
    4. 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. 5
      Cover skillet and turn pan to medium low. Cook for 5 minutes.
    6. 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. 7
      Goes perfectly with a good bowl of soup!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2012


      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.

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    • on May 13, 2009


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

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    • on February 13, 2009


      mmmmmm yummy. These are some of my favorite flavors and to add them to grilled cheese is just genious :) I used sourdough bread and followed everything else exactly. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 667.9
    Calories from Fat 253
    Total Fat 28.1 g
    Saturated Fat 17.0 g
    Cholesterol 78.3 mg
    Sodium 997.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 29.7 g

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