In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.
Y’know what? I’m concerned. I’m concerned about this whole series of sandwiches. It’s only been a week and a half in a 30-day series — this is sandwich number ten — and I’m concerned that if I keep gushing about my grilled cheeses, eventually I’ll be like the boy who cried, “sandwich!” and no one will believe me.
But, oh! Oh, this sandwich. This silly sandwich will take you out to the ballgame and back again. It’s a perfect marriage of a squishy, meaty chili cheese dog and a crunchy, gooey, soul-satisfying grilled cheese.
I didn’t really want a big pot of chili around in the middle of an uncharacteristically warm Minnesota week, so I used a (gasp!) can of no-bean chili. The sandwich was ridiculous and delicious, and incredibly messy. When you eat this one, I suggest wearing a bathing suit and sitting on a sheet of plastic.
For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.
- 2 slices white bread
- 2 slices American cheese
- 2 hot dogs, sliced lengthwise
- No-bean chili
- Top each slice of bread with American cheese. Add hot dogs and chili to one half of the sandwich.
- Close it up and butter the outsides of the bread.
- Griddle on medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.