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Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Sandwich

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Years ago, I fell in love with a sandwich siimlar to this at a lunch place in the big city near my hometown. It’s basically a glorified Grilled Cheese made with rye bread, sliced red onion, bright red tomato, whole green chilies and two kinds of cheese. The bread is slathered in butter before grilling to ensure maximum taste and maximum calories, which I’m like, totally all about. Like, totally.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise, to taste
  • 1 whole Tomato
  • 1 whole Red Onion, Small
  • 2 slices Mild Cheddar
  • 1 can (4 Oz.) Whole Green Chilies
  • 2 slices Provolone
  • 2 slices Rye Bread
  • Butter

Preparation

First we are going to make the special sauce. Measure 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and mix the together in a small bowl. That’s it! That’s the special sauce. Mix it together well and then spread a very thin layer onto the inside of both pieces of bread.

Now slice a nice ripe tomato. Thinly slice a red onion. Place two slices of tomato on one piece of bread and two slices of mild cheddar on the other slice. On top of the tomatoes place several slices of red onion followed by two sliced of provolone.

Open your can of whole green chilies (or if you have roasted your own fresh chilies, those are fabulous as well!) and lay one or two slices on top of the provolone. Now very carefully put the two halves of this glorious sandwich together.

Now, are you ready? Spread a ridiculous, fattening and obscene amount of butter on top of the bread. Don’t miss a single centimeter. Flip the sandwich over and repeat the Obscene Butter Process on the other side.

Meanwhile, heat a skillet (non-stick is preferable here) over LOW heat. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cook it for at least 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another couple of minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a cutting board and slice this beautiful little piece of heaven in half and eat.

Lawsie mercy, folks. You have no idea how spectacularly delicious this is.

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Ali B on 7.13.2011

My favorite sandwich to get in my old city was also a grilled cheese sandwich – except this one had red onion, tomato, and pesto mayo. It’s amazing how something so simple as a grilled cheese could be so delicious.

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anorton on 1.30.2011

ah, Queenie’s!! wish I lived closer. Had this once with ham and asparagus instead of the green chili. divine.

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tamilovinglife on 3.26.2010

I absolutely LOVE this sandwich!

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Liza on 1.16.2010

This is delicious! I love green chiles, of course, so I really loved it. The best part about this sandwich is you could really play around with it and add and switch the main just the main ingredient. I want to try this with some leftover chicken or steak from fajitas and banana peppers!

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schatzysgirl on 10.15.2012

Man this was a great sandwich. I typically get bored with grilled cheese but all these ingredients worked together perfectly. So, so comforting on a cold night.

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ambibambi on 6.7.2011

One of my favorites as well!

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Stacy Makes Cents on 5.17.2011

This is a really great sandwich! I like serving it on Meatless Monday. The provolone is a really great addition.

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Melanee on 5.10.2011

The list of ingredients didn’t really grab me on this one, but I figured that if it’s PW’s favorite, there must be something to it. Best grilled cheese variation I’ve ever had! My husband and I both eat it regularly now.

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Karen on 7.11.2010

Wow! This sandwich was awesome! My husband and I both loved it. I’ll definitely put this in my keeper pile!

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