My family is a big fan of French Onion soup but in the summer time it is way too hot to think about soup. I came across a pin on Pinterest for French Onion Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Problem was the recipe didn’t appeal to me at all. Very picky about my french onion! So I decided to modify our recipe for the soup to make the sandwiches. The inspiration was from the Hannafords magazines they have. I modified that as well to make it the way we like it. I can’t help myself! 🙂
This recipe makes four sandwiches:
1 large red onion sliced somewhat thinly
1 T butter
1 tsp sugar
1 T Better than Bouillon Vegetable Base Organic (this is really good!)
1/2 cup hot water
couple of squirts stone mustard
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T brandy or cognac
Melt butter and saute the onions in the butter with the sugar until softened. Dissolve the bouillon into the hot water. Traditional French Onion calls for beef bouillon but I like the veg version for a more layered taste. Add to the onions and bring to a simmer. Add the Worcestershire sauce and cognac and cook down until the sauce is reduced.
Slice the bread and butter the outside of each slice. Place slices of cheese of your choosing onto the bread. We use jarlsberg for most dishes that require some sort of swiss but that is our preference. Spoon some onions on the cheese and top with the second slice of bread.
Grill on the griddle or frying pan until the cheese is melting. Serve immediately.
This meal only takes about 30 minutes to make and goes down a treat.
Wow, this looks like something we would totally love! I’ll have to try it sometime this week!! We are big grilled cheese and tomato soup people – and we’ve had some chilly weather, too! Yea!
It is super easy to make. I love recipes that have loads of flavor and don’t tie you to the kitchen for a long period of time. Thank you so much for following my blog!
Plus, I always love variety in my grilled cheese. 🙂
Definitely. I’ve “pinned” several more on Pinterest that I need to try. I’m a little addicted to that site. I can keep all my inspirations pinned until I’m ready.
I am on pinterest, but I don’t really do much on it… just a couple group boards. I can see how it could be addictive, though. 🙂
Thank you! And it tastes better than it looks! 🙂
I love french onion soup. This sounds like a tasty twist!
It really is when you want that french onion soup fix but it’s too hot. Though I’m glad it is getting cooler for the full on soup.
That looks great! 🙂 I will tell David to make some like these. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! I think you guys would love this. And it’s all ingredients he can have. 🙂
Your pictures are of a very superior quality, especially in this posting. Really, the sandwich looks good enough to eat right off the page!
I love your comment about altering the recipe: “I can’t help myself” Too funny!
Love you, Mum
I blame the need to alter recipes on you. 😉 I’ll have to make these for you guys at some point. It is vegetarian but obviously has the cheese. Love you!
Pingback: French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwiches | Recipes Happen
It goes over a treat!
I was just thinking about French Onion soup the other day, and these sandwiches look too good to pass up!
So I did try this!
And I blogged about it. 🙂 Just changed a couple things… it’s fabulous!!
I’ll have to check that out!
YUMMM. That looks so good. Thanks for experimenting and sharing!
You are welcome. I think this would be good comfort food even in the winter…
Wow, this looks absolutely delicious! I love French Onion soup, but now I can imagine it in a sandwich!
It is such a hit with those that try it. 🙂
So every year I throw a huge grilled cheese party, and I collect as many grilled cheese recipes I can before the event. This will need to be made.
Sounds like a great theme for a party. :). Enjoy!
Love caramelized onions, love hot sandwiches! Very excited to eat this for my lunch tomorrow. Thanks.
I hope you enjoy!
Great idea! I was thinking about soup and grilled cheese for dinner this week. This seals the deal! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
We did! Instead of the traditional tomato soup combination, we had homemade vegetable soup prepared by our neighbor.
Yum – what a clever idea! I love French Onion Soup in winter – think this would be lovely for lunch on a Sunday – looks Delish!
Easy to make but tastes high end. 🙂
I’m also a huge fan of French onion soup…yum. Your sandwich looks so good.
It was such a great find on pinterest, just had to adapt my own recipe to the idea and the kids loved it.
Thank you for taking a look at my blog. Yours is amazing! Great recipes and the photos are superb!! Am following and will share on my blog and page. Maybe you could take a peek at my facebook Page:
Thank you for your kind compliments! I will check out your facebook page. 🙂
Sounds fantastic– I love both grilled cheese and French onion soup, so I’m looking forward to trying them together!
I was so glad I found this idea. Such a great combo.