This is a brilliant sandwich idea! I wish I had thought of it. I was scared of the jalapenos but roasting them mellowed out the heat just enough. I diced the jalapenos in teeny tiny pieces. I used homemade ranch dressing, and the recipe is from Serious Eats. It is my new favorite ranch! I added ham to my sandwich and I used a mixture of cheddar and feta cheese. When I finished my sandwich, I totally wanted another. I left out the tomato. This totally works as a wrap too.
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich
BS in the Kitchen
- 4 Jalapenos (small)
- 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese
- ½ Tbsp Ranch Dressing
- 1-2 Tbsp Chives (chopped)
- Dehydrated Tomato (two slices)
First roast your jalapenos. You can do this on the barbeque, but since I was out of propane I roasted them on my stove element on medium-low heat (gotta make do with what you have!). While the jalapenos are roasting combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, chives and dehydrated tomato in a bowl, mixing until smooth. Once the jalapenos are done roasting, place them in a Ziploc bag for a few minutes, then peel the skins off, cut them in half and remove the seeds and spines.
On one slice of bread spread the cream cheese mixture and lay out your jalapenos, then top with plenty of cheese (I just used Kraft Tex-Mex shredded cheese). Generously butter the outside of your sandwich and cook in a pan on medium heat until golden brown. Slice it In half and dig into this AMAZING grilled cheese sandwich!