Beef and Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Beef and Mushroom Grilled Cheese



Happy National Grilled Cheese Day.  This was my first year celebrating the occasion. Mostly my desire to participate in the cheese-filled day was born out of the lack of food in the pantry. As a result, I was forced to get a bit creative with dinner tonight-- enter my Beef and Mushroom Grilled Cheese.

This is not your typical grilled cheese. This sandwich is packed with beef, onions, two cheeses, tomatoes and topped with your favorite spicy mustard. It's just hearty enough to fill you up without overwhelming you.

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp of butter
1 tsp of minced garlic
2 slices of beef lunch meat (sliced thick)
3 slices of white american cheese
1 small handful of mozzarella cheese
about 1/4 of a red onion
5-10 mushroom slices
Bread of your choosing
Optional: spicy mustard

Pour 1 tsp of olive oil in pan and heat on medium. Add mushroom slices and allow to cook until softened. Add garlic and onions. Allow onions to cook until softened. Remove mushrooms and onions from heat and set aside. In another pan add 1/2 tsp of butter and turn heat on medium.


Layer your bread with two slices of american cheese at the bottom. Sprinkle layer of mozzarella cheese over the american cheese. Add beef, mushrooms, onions and tomato slices. Top with final slice of american cheese. Optional: add a squirt or two of your favorite spicy mustard for an extra kick.

Place sandwich in pan and allow to cook until golden crisp on one side. Carefully flip sandwich and allow to cook until golden crisp on the other side. Plate your sandwich and serve with a smile.


Want to give this recipe a shot? Be sure to pin it for later! Stay tuned for more tasty recipes from my kitchen.

Until then,



21 comments :

  1. Minus the mushrooms, since I have an unreasonable aversion to them, this looks so tasty! I've actually been craving grilled cheese fairly regularly lately.

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    1. You're not alone, I'm not typically a fan of mushrooms either. That ingredient was purely for Mr. A's benefit. To be honest, it's so cheesy you can't really taste the mushrooms, so it worked out well for me. Let me know what you think if you try it!

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

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  2. This looks mouthwatering! I love grilled cheese. I better put it on the list for dinner tonight while I'm at the grocery store. Looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Megan! Let me know what you think if you try it!

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  3. Yum! I love a good grilled cheese. This one looks so good!

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    1. It really is! According to my husband, I'm now required to make this once a week. lol

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  4. You had me at mushrooms and onions! I had no clue there was a grilled cheese day, how awesome is that?

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    1. Don't worry Michelle, I had no idea either! I just decided to join in the fun, and I'm happy I did. This was a food experiment gone right!

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  5. Ah! This looks like awesomeness for a meal!

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    1. Awesome and quick. My two favorite things when it comes to cooking!

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  6. Sounds like something we need to try soon! Yum!

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    1. It's sooooo delicious. If I do say so myself ;)

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  7. I love a good grilled cheese and your recipe certainly does please! Love the photography!

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    1. Thanks Joanne! Believe it or not, I'm just learning how to shoot on manual on my camera. I've been getting tons of photography tips from Pinterest. What a wonderful resource!

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  8. My son would be in heaven with all those purple onions. This looks amazing, and I love a good grilled cheese. Yum!

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  9. Oh-my-goodness! I wish I had known about this recipe, before I developed an allergy to mushrooms. It looks and sounds delicious. PINed.

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  10. I love the mushrooms. This is a great "grownup" grilled cheese.

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  11. Love this twist on traditional grilled cheese. Sounds so good!

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  12. This sounds delicious! I love grilled cheese!

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  13. I love any type of grilled cheese and your recipe looks delicious!

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