A grilled cheese sandwich is the velcro of the sandwich world
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Step 1: Why?
why ask why, I made a LOT of chilli and need different ways to make use it up
Step 2: The Chilli
I make a lot of versions of chilli, the one thing they have in common is they are HOT, this one was a pound of ground beef, a pound of ground turkey, browned with a large chopped spanish opnion, 2 bell peppers, a can of fire roasted diced tomates, 5 cloves of chopped garlic, 2 small cans of spicy v8 juice, a jar of pickled jalapeno peppers, a handful of frozen habanero pepper slices and corn masa to thicken
Step 3: Lets Build the Sandwich 1
I used to always use butter when making a grilled cheese because that is how my mom and granma made them, but waiting for the butter to soften (it melts to a puddle if left unrefrigerated) I started using mayonnaise, please note that Miracle Whip or other "salad dressings" won't work.
smear a layer of mayonnaise on one side of 2 pieces of bread for each sandwich, lay them mayonnaise side together and move to step 2
Step 4: Lets Build the Sandwich 2
lay down a nice layer of cheese, I'm using 3 slices of "american" but a nice grated cheddar or monterey jack would work well
Step 5: Lets Build the Sandwich 3
now a healthy layer of chilli, I also added a couple splashes of a mango/ghost pepper hot sauce my brother made
Step 6: Cooking
in a small frying pan preheated over a medium heat place the sandwich mayonnaise side down and cover with a lid, cook approximately 3 minutes and then check to see if browned to your liking, using a spatula (or if you can't find one your fingers) flip the sandwich over and cook another 3 minutes
Step 7: Serve It
I had a small bag of american style chips as seen in the picture but I also added several jalapeno stuffed olives and a couple of sweet gerkin pickles along with a nice cold beverage
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