Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Braised Short Ribs


Leftovers – what to do with them? Do you bring them to work the next day for lunch or serve it again the following night? Typically I am not a huge fan of leftovers, except for those dishes that actually get better with time. You probably can think of one or two dishes in which it actually develops better flavor profiles over night. The Guinness Braised Short Ribs is one of those dishes, actually most braised short rib or similar dish will be better the next day. Made them over the weekend and the next night used them again for this sandwich.

Ever since the new cooking channel hit the airwaves and replaced the fine living network, I have been completely addicted. Is anyone else in love with this new channel? The shows are fresh, unique and geared towards the true foodie. Some of my new favorites are: Unique Eats, Foodography, Chucks Day Off and Food Crafters. One of the episodes of unique eats was called “hand held foods” which profiled a “taco truck” that specialized in grilled cheese sandwiches. Some of the combinations were amazing and such a unique idea. The one tip I took away was to use a combination of butter and mayonnaise to spread on the bread – it prevents burning.

Loving grilled cheese sandwiches all my life plus the inspiration of the grilled cheese truck inspired me to use the leftover Guinness braised short ribs in a grilled cheese sandwich. The result was amazing! Would love to hear about any unique “grilled cheese sandwiches” that you have had.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Braised Short Ribs

Sliced French Bread (Sandwich style)
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, deli slices
Guinness Braised Short Ribs, shredded
Caramelized Onions
Butter

Caramelized Onions

1 Large onion
2 T. Butter

Peel and slice ¼ inch thick slices of the onions. In a large skillet, add the butter and let melt over medium heat. Add the onions and toss well in the melted butter. Let cook on medium to medium low for 20 to 25 minutes or until onions are a caramel color. Let cool.

To assemble:

Butter each side of the bread with either butter or the combination of butter and mayo. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on each side. Put some caramelized onions on one side and add the shredded braised short rib on top of the onions and then top with the other slice of bread. Grill on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side. Cut in half and serve. A quick tip: heat the left over braised short ribs first and then shred and prepare the sandwiches.

15 comments:

  1. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich--it's so satisfying. Adding your braised short ribs must have made it even better.

    I've been watching the Cooking Channel, too, but I still switch between it and the Food Network. They're practically the only channels I tune in to. :-)

    Have a great rest of the week! :-)

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  2. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

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  3. I need to find that channel with the new cooking shows. I hope it's available in my area.

    It's about 12:30 after midnight right now and I'm looking at this delicious grilled cheese sandwich - I won't be able to sleep now! I'm hungry. Looks so good, the bread is perfectly caramelized. Nicely done.

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  4. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. Wow - That looks sinfully good! I love short ribs and will definitely have to try Guinness Short Ribs and make sure there's leftovers :)

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  6. Decadent! I'll have to wait til things cool down before I try it. Not exactly Bay Area weather here.

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  7. Damn that's a good use of short ribs.

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  8. Oh my gosh. . . so comfy and delicious!

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  9. Yesssssssss for the Cooking Channel! It has awesome programming! They're doing a great job with the line up. And you did an awesome job with this sammie. You have to try the real sandwich from the truck. With mac and cheese on it too. Because it is awesome!

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  10. Never thought of this combination but it looks pretty outrageous! The whole family would be all over it for a lunch or dinner. Love it!

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  11. Great use of your leftovers! Nothing beats a grilled cheese sandwich.

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  12. Dear God...if my husband sees this, I'll have to make these once a week. What a great use of leftovers!

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  13. Totally addicated to the Cooking Channel. It is all we watch over meals at night. DVR is full!

    Jason

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