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Fajita Style Grilled Cheese

Fajita Grilled Cheese is loaded with bell peppers, onions, and spicy pepper jack cheese.

Fajita Style Grilled Cheese

Grilling buttered bread with a slice of cheese in the center is probably the best decision you can make in a day.

I mean, you can pick out clothes that don’t match, go to the grocery store during the rush, stay up till 1 re-watching episodes of Arrested Development, but if you find yourself standing over a skillet with some buttered bread and cheese, you know you’ve made at least one good decision today.

Grilled cheese is so good, it has a whole month dedicated to it’s celebration. April is the month of gooey, melty, toasty, spicy, stacked, stuffed, buttered, and grilled sandwiches.

I’m not very picky when it comes to grilled cheese. Sure, I love a fancy gruyere melt on artisan bread. But I can be just as satisfied with a good old slice of processed American cheese sandwiched between Wonder Bread. Again, you can’t really go wrong here.

This version sticks to the basics–good cheese and good bread, and adds in some warm, fajita style charred peppers and onions for a little south of the border flavor. The combination of savory cheese and sweet peppers is outttathisworld.

Fajita Style Grilled Cheese

For my grilled cheese, I used this Cheesy Jalapeno Bread, because the slab of cheese in the center of my sandwich just wasn’t enough. And also because it grills like a boss. It gets all golden and crispy on the outside but stays nice and soft in the center. Perfection.

You can use whatever bread you like, though I would save the wheat for the Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly. For the cheese, I used monterey jack, but pepper jack would also be crazy good, especially if you don’t have jalapenos in your bread.

Choose something good today. Choose grilled cheese.

Fajita Style Grilled Cheese

Cook Time 10 minsPrep Time
Preparation 5 minsCook Time
Total Time 15 mins Total Time
Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices monterey jack or pepper jack cheese
  • 6 mini sweet peppers or half a sweet bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter

Instructions

  1. Spread the butter on one side of each of the four slices of bread. The Mr. is adamant that butter coverage must be even. Spread it clear to the edges. It's worth the extra .2 seconds.
  2. Heat one skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and allow it to heat. Add onions and peppers to the skillet. Allow them to sit for 1-2 minutes without stirring to develop some char. Then stir and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until just soft.
  3. Meanwhile, heat another skillet over medium heat. Place all the bread slices butter side down into the skillet. Place the cheese slices on top of two of the bread slices. Cook until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 6-7 minutes.
  4. Remove bread slices to plate. Place onions and peppers on top of melted cheese then cover with the other slice of grilled bread. Dig in!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 538kcal Calories from fat 248
% Daily Value
Total Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 485mg20%
Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 23g
Protein 17g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • sallys baking addiction April 21, 2013, 8:07 AM

    Oh man! I shouldn’t have looked at this first thing in the morning. Now I am craving grilled cheese and fajitas for breakfast!

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