Monday, January 20, 2014

Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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I'm on the hunt, all the time for new things to eat and new things to put into the rotation. Its funny before I learned about the world of food it was always a dread to make that grocery list and struggle with what to have that wasn't a constant re-peat and I was getting burned out on food in general. Its been 2 years and I always add in a new recipe weekly. It keeps cooking interesting and fun for me, it actually opened up a whole new door of enjoyment and admiration towards food. I love it and having so much fun, who knew there was so much to do out there and so many options? Just have to search a little.

I was hunting for something to use up a broccoli head I had left over and this is what I found, adapted from cookingclassy its a Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Not just any sandwich but a super beefed up semi healthy one. My son and i loved it. Its good as it looks above.

Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Yield: 1 Sandwich
  • 2 slices Double Fiber Bread or Whole Wheat Bread {I used Wheat}
  • 1.5 oz Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup packed)
  • 1/2 oz Parmesan Cheese, finely grated (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped quality ham* {I bought some quality farmer market ham and blended it}
  • 6 small broccoli florets, steamed then diced into small pieces**
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • In a bowl, combine grated Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, ham, steamed broccoli, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Layer mixture over one slice of bread then top with additional slice of bread gently pressing down. Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium low heat then drizzle 1/2 Tbsp olive oil into pan and tilt pan back and forth to evenly coat, immediately place sandwich in pan (I don't preheat the oil because the outside would darken before the inside cooks through), cover pan with lid and cook 2 - 3 minutes until bottom becomes golden brown. Carefully lift sandwich out of pan with a spatula then add remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil to pan and tilt to coat. Carefully flip sandwich returning to pan, cover pan with lid, and cook opposite side until bottom is golden brown and cheese has melted about 2 - 3 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Recipe Source: inspired by BS in the Kitchen, recipe Cooking Classy

1 comment:

  1. wow! that looks amazing!! even though I'm having dinner now, I wanna eat that! >__<


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