Real Grilled Cheese

Real Grilled Cheese

A wise man once told me to actually grill my grilled cheese.  He told me to be true to the name of the sandwich, and stop making it in a pan.  So I took his advice, went out to my Q (which is blue by the way, just to help paint the picture) and grilled—a grilled cheese.

Now I’m here to share grilled cheese wisdom with you.

Let’s get started!

What you need:
2 slices of bread
Cheese
Butter

In order to make your basic grilled cheese all you really need is bread and cheese.  Feel free to venture away from the basics.  When I am making a simple grilled cheese sandwich I like to use sourdough because of its size and the great taste the grill gives it. Feel free to try experiment with your grilled cheese sandwich! Try adding a few ingredients, or switching up the type of bread or cheese you use. I’ve made a grilled spinach tomato mozzarella cheese sandwich and it turned out delicious! Don’t be afraid to release your inner grill master!

Simple steps:

First create the sandwich! Take your two slices of bread and butter the outsides of both pieces.  Then determine the kind and how much cheese you would like to pack into the inside of the bread of your choice.

  • Preheat your Q on high.
  • Once preheated scrape off all remnants from the previous meal you made by using a cleaner brush and moving it vertically against your grates.
  • Once clean (or when you decide you are done with arms for the day) wait until the grill reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place one side of the sandwich on the grill. Make sure the piece of bread is aligned with the grates in order to receive those nice grate marks—it adds a nice touch and highlights the fact that you are actually grilling your grilled cheese! Keep it on for 2:30 minutes.
  • Flip with a spatula and repeat. Double check to make sure the cheese has melted. If it has not, turn the temperature to low and let it sit for about a minute.  The porcelain grates retain their high temperatures for a long time, so it is important to be aware of that so your bread doesn’t burn!
  • Once done, use a spatula and place it on a plate to cool.

Boom. You just made grilled cheese in about 5 minutes.

A wise grill master once said #GrillOn!

What are your thoughts? (4)

11.07.16

Irby R

Nice! I will try soon.
Would like to see more recipes prepared on the Q1200. Maybe a small Leg of Lamb in time for Thanksgiving or a small brisket........irby





11.07.16

Katelyn Hammarlund

Awesome! You are in for a treat. The recipes we have for all our gas grills can also be used for the Q. I will pass along your grilling suggestions for more Q specific recipes to the team!

11.06.16

andrew e

Been there,done that with"BACON"! I did two of them this morning,YUMMY!

11.06.16

Paul B

I make this often on my Performer. I would add:
Melt the butter first and apply it with a brush, it gives good coverage.
Add some wood chips for extra flavor.

11.06.16

Katelyn Hammarlund

Great suggestion! I will have to try that soon.

11.06.16

Michael J R

It's a safe bet that the finest chefs in the world occasionally draw their drapes closed, ensure that they are alone in the room, and then, with a big smile on their face, grab some butter, some cheese, and some bread. The little kid at home with mom still lives in all of us.

11.06.16

Katelyn Hammarlund

Couldn’t agree more! Grilled cheese will always have a special place in my heart & taste buds.

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