Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions, Bacon & Cheddar

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  • By: Theresa Devoe (Alder Point, NS)
  • Serves: 2
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Ingredients

Grilled Cheese

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) softened butter
  • 2 slices white bread (cut no more than a half inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded aged cheddar Caramelized onions (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) goat cheese
  • 6 slices crisp bacon

Caramelized Onions

(yields about ¾ cups)

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 medium-sized onions, sliced thin
  • 2-3 tbsp (30-45 mL) white (or red) balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water

Directions

Grilled Cheese

Heat a frying pan on medium-low heat. Meanwhile, butter bread on one side and place in pan to cook until golden brown. Set aside; remove pan from heat.

Assemble sandwich on grilled side of bread. Start by putting half the shredded cheese followed by 2 to 3 tablespoons of caramelized onions; crumble goat cheese over onions and arrange bacon on top. Add remainder of cheese and top with bread, grilled side down.

Heat pan again on medium-low heat. Butter top slice of bread and turn assembled sandwich over to place in pan; butter the other side of bread. Cook until golden brown on each side and the cheese has completely melted, about 4 minutes per side.

Makes 2 servings of a half sandwich each.

Caramelized Onions

In a frying pan over medium-low heat, heat oil and butter; add onions and cook slowly, stirring occasionally. When onions begin to stick, add a little water to deglaze. Continue this process until onions are golden brown; approximately 45 minutes. Once onions are done, deglaze the pan a final time with balsamic vinegar.

Season with salt and pepper and remove from pan; allow to cool before serving.

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