The Heartland Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbs butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 1 sweet onion onion, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs water
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes or 16 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 slices Wisconsin aged Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices baby Wisconsin aged Swiss cheese

This recipe is the courtesy of the Wisconsin grilled cheese academy. It is made with cheddar, baby Swiss and caramelized onions.

  • For the caramelized onions heat a large saute pan over high heat, add olive oil and 1 tbs of butter and then sliced onions.
  • Stir to coat without stirring for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for 5-8 minutes. Add water and stir to remove any brown bits from the bottom of pan.
  • Transfer onions to a bowl.
  • Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick or halve cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat skillet or large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Nutter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place one slice butter side down in pan and top with a slice of cheddar, then a slice of tomato and some of the reserved caramelized onions, then a slice of baby of Swiss.
  • Top with another slice of bread, butter side up, and grill in skillet until bottom bread is lightly browned and cheese begins to melt.
  • Carefully flip the sandwich over and brown.
  • Grill the remaining 3 sandwiches.

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