Monday, January 3, 2011

Grilled Cheese with Short-Ribs

So, if you've been reading this blog you already know what's next.  There is a formula here at the Clean Plate Club.  Make a big meal, have leftovers - make something new from what's left.

Now, be assured those short-ribs I made on New Year's eve are perfect just reheated and served with mashed potatoes.  I would NEVER complain about leftover short-ribs.  But as lovely a dinner as it makes...we wanted something slightly different for lunch the next day.  

Last February, Bon Apetit ran a recipe for Grilled Cheese and Short-rib - which served as the inspiration for this sandwich.

Rafe and I sliced up some of the remaining sourdough from Hartford Baking co.  Then Rafe got to work grating gruyere and cheddar cheese while I shredded the remaining meat from the previous night's dinner.  We assembled our sandwiches, and then dropped them into the waiting skillet, filled with melty sizzling butter.



I may have snuck some carrots into my sandwich too.  They were rich with the flavor of red wine and beef.  And no, we didn't have any salad with this.  Just meat, cheese and bread.  This was pretty much our last hurrah before our New Year's watch-it (I hate the word diet) and more healthy foods.  The rich tender meat with the salty, nutty cheese and the perfectly crusty bread was quite indulgent.

What is the most interesting grilled cheese you've ever had?

13 comments:

  1. Looks great. To me, there is no better comfort food than grilled cheese.

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  2. This looks FABULOUS, especially as I'm carb-free at the moment! I think the best grilled cheese was with goat cheese, tomato and proscuitto. Yum!

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  3. Michelle - it was torture to post this. I'm on my cleanse and I can't have bread, meat, or dairy.........and there are still leftover shortribs in the fridge. If rafe doesn't eat them today I will freak out.

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  4. Oh man! I would even come over just for the leftovers. I love grilled cheese. I usually just do cheese and tomatoes... but I made one once with gruyere and pears that was delicious. There are so many possibilities!

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  5. I love grilled cheese with sweets (jellies, apples), savories (meats) as well as random items like avocados and tomatoes. Pretty much cheese + bread will work with anything in my book!

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  6. I think we're making the short ribs this Sat. I'm sure this sandwich will be following soon after. I really liked the caramelized apple grilled cheese sandwich that I made last fall. It almost tastes like you're indulging in dessert for lunch.

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  7. I like your style girl! I had a shortrib grilled cheese at The Beehive which was out of this world!!

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  8. Ohhh...that looks delicious! I like the addition of carrots. I'm on the hunt for the best grilled cheese. I'll let you know my findings!

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  9. Such comfort food! I like grilled cheese with figs and arugula or just cheese all by itself. You really can't go wrong!

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  10. yum, what a great meal! perfect for winter!

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  11. Oh my....I don't know what to say. It's just a bunch of awesome in between two slices of bread. I want this NOW!

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  12. What a great use for leftover short ribs. Also... that's an awesome photo.

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  13. This is probably the best idea ever!! I mean, what's better than short ribs AND grilled cheese. Totally hungry now :)

    Sues

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