GROUND CHOURICO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

GROUND CHOURICO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground chourcio
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large clove garlic
cold butter for grilling bread
10-12 slices of bread
10-12 slices lower sodium American cheese
2 1/2 to 3 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese

INSTRUCITONS:

Preheat a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add ground chourico, using a wooden spatula to break into crumbles. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until chourico is piping hot. Shut off heat.

Preheat a griddle (or skillet) on medium heat. Rub on a thin coating of butter. Grill two slices of bread until golden brown or until brown charred marks develop. Remove from the griddle. Face one slice, grilled side up, on a work surface. Cover with 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Top with 1/2 cup of chourico filling. Break 2 pieces of American cheese into chunks and tuck into chourico mixture. Spread 1/4 cup cheddar over the top. Cover with the second slice of bread, grilled side down. 

Reapply butter to skillet, grill sandwich on medium to medium low heat. Loosely cover with aluminum foil to trap heat to melt the cheese. When when brown charred marks develop, reapply butter and grill the second side. Repeat until all sandwiches are made.
Serve immediately.

Makes 5-6 sandwiches depending on how much filling is used per sandwich.


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