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French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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French onion soup in grilled cheese form. This is what heaven tastes like!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Plus More For Buttering Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 whole Medium Yellow Onions, Sliced 1/4 Of An Inch Thick
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Beer (beef Stock Or White Wine Can Be Substituted)
  • 4 slices Sourdough Bread
  • ½ cups Grated Apple Smoked Gruyere Cheese (or More If Desired)

Preparation

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add in the onions and stir so they are coated in all the fat. Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes.

Stir and add in the salt, pepper, sugar and thyme. Stir, cover the pan with a lid and let cook. Stir occasionally until the onions are soft and deep golden in color. Reduce the heat if you notice the onions are browning too soon.

Add in the beer, scrape any bits that accumulated on the bottom of the skillet, and then remove them off the heat.

On a preheated griddle or large skillet, place a slice of buttered bread (butter-side down) and top it with a little shredded smoked Gruyere. Add half of the onion mixture and then more of the cheese. Top with a second slice of buttered bread (butter-side up).

Flip when the bottom is crispy and golden; repeat on second side.

Cut in half and serve.

Recipe adapted from Portuguese Girl Cooks, via Joy the Baker.

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giverecipe on 12.12.2012

Sounds great for these cold days!

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Nora D. on 6.19.2013

This sandwich is awesome!

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ambj73 on 2.15.2013

Simply delicious, easy to boot. =) Thanks for sharing!

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Julia on 1.10.2013

OMG! Simply the best thing I ever ate!!! Both hubby and I concur :)
I used GUINESS as the “Beer” in the recipe. So so so so good with the Apple Smoked Guirier!

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Roxi on 1.1.2013

Really delicious. One of my new favorite twists on grilled cheese.

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