Image and Recipe from NPR.
April is National Grilled Cheese Month! In honor of it we are going to be posting a different grilled cheese recipe every Monday throughout April. To get things started here is my recipe for my Southwest Grilled Cheese.
Makes 2 sandwiches.
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sliced red onion
3 tablespoons mayo
2 teaspoons chipotle chilies in adobo sauce or 1/4 teaspoon of ground chipotle powder
2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
4 slices of jalapeno bread (or sourdough)
4 ounces shredded or thinly sliced sharp cheddar (I substituted pepper jack for cheddar)
1/2 large avocado
In skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter and then saute the onions until they are caramelized. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl combine mayo, chipotle chilies or powder, and cilantro.
Spread remaining 2 tablespoons of butter on one side of each of the 4 slices of bread. Place buttered sides down on clean work space and spread a thin layer of the chipotle sauce on each slice of bread. Pile on cheese, avocado, and grilled onions to one side of the bread and then add the additional slice of bread to the top.
Place sandwiches in a preheated skillet and cook about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.