French Onion Grilled Cheese

I took my favorite soup and turned it into a sandwich.

french onion grilled cheese

This cold weather demands creativity. With the negative 40 degree weather, I want my meals hearty and belly-warming. This french onion grilled cheese takes what everyone loves about a toasty grilled cheese and combines it with the delicious flavors of caramelized onions, savory beef broth, and nutty swiss and Gruyère cheese. It’s the perfect winter soup –in-a-sandwich to keep your hands and stomach warm.

Time You Need

  • ~30 minutes
  • Serves: 2

What You Need

  • 1 yellow onion cut into thin slices
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  • 4 slices of Gruyère cheese
  • ~1 tbsp butter (more if you butter the sides of bread)
  • 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp onion powder

What You Do

  • Place a large skillet on stove-top over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and melt, then add sliced onions. Let the onions sit covered, and cook for about 10 minutes so until they begin to brown.
  • Add ¼ cup of beef broth and 1 tablespoon of onion powder, mixing in with the onions. Cook for about another five minutes.
  • Remove onions from skillet and set to the side.
  • Take two slices of bread (optional: butter one side of each slice for grilling) and top each with 2 slices of swiss and 2 slices of Gruyère, then add about half the onions and close to form a sandwich. Repeat steps for the second sandwich.
  • Using the same skillet the onions were cooked in, place one grilled cheese. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until a nice brown crust forms.
  • While the grilled cheese is cooking, take a small pot and add remaining beef broth. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in water and flour to form a basic gravy. Remove from heat and serve as a dipping sauce for the grilled cheese.
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