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.
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.
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