Sriracha Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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"Recipe source: local newspaper"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (220.6 g)
  • Calories 634.8
  • Total Fat - 59.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 34.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 143.3 mg
  • Sodium - 976.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 10.5 g
  • Protein - 11.9 g
  • Calcium - 376 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Prepare the onions by heating a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and adding the olive oil. Add the onion and salt; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly and dadd 1 tablespoon water; cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 40 minutes or until onions are golden brown and tender; adding more water as needed. Scrape onions into a small bowl and wipe out skillet.

Step 2

To make sandwiches: spread 2 slices of bread with sriracha sauce. Spread onions over 2 other slices of bread and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the onions. Top with a slice of bread with the sriracha sauce side down.

Step 3

Heat skillet over medium high heat. Spread 1 side of each sandwiches with 2 tablespoons butter; place buttered side down in skillet; cook 2-5 minutes or until golden brown. Spread top of each sandwich with 2 tablespoons butter and flip sandwiches. Cook 2-3 minutes or until second side is golden brown.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made a half recipe and it was one of the best sandwiches I have had in a long time. I caramelized the onions using my recipe of and used sliced sharp cheddar and cooked in the panini maker and thoroughly enjoyed this delicious sandwich for lunch. Thanks ellie for a great lunch made for Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

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(7 Oct 2018)

TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made for Billboard Tag & I've frankly never eaten a grilled cheese sammie I didn't like. The caramelized onions are an esp good flavor & textural add. I used Cathedral City grated white cheddar we bought at Costco & Thai Pride Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. My yrs in Dallas made me favor a "heat level", but DH has a less tolerant palate & I copied the prior reviewer by using a sriracha/ketchup combo for him. I will repeat this tasty sammie for "pamper myself" lunches, so thx for sharing the recipe w/us. :-)

(30 Apr 2018)


This is a really delicious grilled cheese! Love the addition of caramelized onions. The heat was perfect and served it with plain ketchup. I always mix sriracha and ketchup for our grilled cheese so this was wonderful. Will be making with a blend of cheeses next time. Thanks for another keeper recipe Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(19 Jan 2018)