Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

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Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato????? Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese ……..a loaded baked potato sandwich style.

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Last Sunday was a gloomy, yucky, rainy, icky……you get the picture day. On days like that comfort food is just what a body needs. It gives you internal sunshine……since Mother Nature has not cooperated this Spring!


A nice warm baked potato, smothered in sour cream , bacon, cheese, and green onions, is the perfect comfort food. How about we turn it into the ultimate grilled cheese? Now there is a sparkling idea. I have always loved grilled cheese and tomato soup when I am feeling down, so at super duper grilled cheese should be a pick me upper!

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

And boy howdy was it ever. Sour dough bread toasted to perfection, stuffed with cheddar cheese, sour, cream, bacon, potato slices, and green onions. It was lip smacking good!

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese is all that a loaded baked potato should be….with bread!!
Buttery crispy outside, cheesy melty, gooey, bacony, potatoey, sour creamy, green oniony inside, you can just feel the warmth and comfort.

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Sour dough bread was my bread of choice, but use whatever kind of bread you want, its for your comfort. Spread with butter on the outside, sour cream on the inside.

Crispy bacon, and reserve that bacon fat to fry the potatoes. Speaking of the potatoes…….I sliced them thinnish, not see through thin but thin. I fried them in the reserved bacon fat…….this sandwich is not for the calorie faint of heart.

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Let the layering begin………sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon, potatoes, green onions, a touch more sour cream, just to hold things together, more cheddar cheese, the top piece of bread…….lets get grilling.

Not the outdoor grill….to a skillet or griddle heated over medium heat. Grill/toast until golden brown and the cheese is all melty.

All thats left……..slice and serve.

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

Next time you need some comfort…….Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese.

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pieces bacon
  • 1 potato sliced into even slices
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 pieces sour dough bread
  • Butter
  • Garlic pepper
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. On medium heat cook bacon, until desired doneness, I prefer crispy. Reserve about 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
  2. Cut your potato into even slices, about 4-5 slices for each sandwich. In the reserved bacon fat, fry the potatoes until browned and crispy. Seasoning with garlic pepper and salt to taste.
  3. To assemble the sandwich, coat one side of the sour dough bread with butter, be sure to cover the entire surface.
  4. Flip the slices over and on the other side spread the sour cream using 1 tablespoon on each pieces of bread.
  5. Layer beginning with cheese slices using two slices to start. Top with bacon, potatoes, and green onions, using the remaining sour cream to keep the layers in place, then top with remaining two slices of cheese. Place the remaining piece of bread sour cream side down over the layers.
  6. Over medium heat grill your sandwich until each side is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  7. Cut in half and enjoy!

 

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Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s

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By Sunday we will all be screaming NO MORE TURKEY!!! How about Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s ?

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Don’t get me wrong, I love turkey, but after a few days of anything left over…..I am done! I want something the polar opposite of what ever that left over was.Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s are just that!

For some crazy reason I have been craving a Sloppy Joe. I haven’t had one in years. We used to have them all the time when I was a kid.


Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe's

I seem to remember a recipe that called for a can of soup, but for the life of me I can’t remember what the soup was, but it was one of those recipes that women passed around until everyone had it.

You know on the recipe cards that all women……of a certain age will remember…..from the kitchen of……..’sigh’ but that was before the digital revolution!

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As you who are familiar with my blog know, Tim likes things spicy and he thinks Sriracha is ketchup. Well ketchup goes in Sloppy Joe’s …so why not srirachia?

The recipe is a basic Sloppy Joe recipe with ketchup, onion, green pepper, and brown sugar.

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I added a touch of sriracha, a little soy and teriyaki, garlic, and rice wine vinegar. The combo was awesome!!!

A little spicy, a little sweet , and a little asian.Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s.

Normally a nice bun is what you want, but I wanted to grill mine and needed a bread to withstand the grilling pressure…..enter the ciabatta loaf. Ok, so it seems to be my bread of choice for a lot of sandwiches.

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But it’s perfect to grill and toast. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I sliced the loaf in half lengthwise, then cut it into four sandwiches. I scopped out a little of the inside of the bottom halves to make a little well for the Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s mix.

Back in the day a slice of single wrapped cheese would have went on top, but I picked cheddar for more flavor. Besides, I am not sure those wrapped slices are real cheese????

Once assembled I grilled those babies up………Tim and I both thought they were the best Sloppy Joe’s we had ever tasted.

So now that you are over the turkey, try the Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe’s !!

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Grilled Sriracha Sloppy Joe's
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground beef green pepper and onion, in a skillet over medium heat until beef is no longer pink.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients, except bread, and mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Slice ciabatta in half lengthwise , then into fourths. Remove a bit of the bread from each slice to make a well for the beef mixture.
  4. Pile sloppy joe mix on one half of 4 bread slices. Top with ¼ cup cheddar cheese, and place top on sandwich.
  5. Spread the outside of each sandwich with about 1 tablespoon butter.
  6. Heat a skillet or griddle until hot over medium high heat. Grill sandwiches until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  7. Enjoy!

 

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Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwich

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It’s picnic time……pack a lunch and head to the park, the country or the beach. But, you need something to eat……pack a picnic and take a Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwich along.

Pressed Italain Picnic Sandwich

This really is the perfect sandwich…..make ahead, easy to tote, yummy Italian flavors ……perfect. Continue reading “Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwich”


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