Red Wine Grilled Cheese Is The New, Yummiest Way To Get A Delicious Buzz

Photo: BS In The Kitchen

As kids, the mighty grilled cheese was one of the best lunches known to man (after pizza, that is, because let's face it, pizza rules the food world). And as adults, learning how to make grilled cheese was always the best part of cooking.

But just imagine it now: That ooey-gooey cheesy goodness in between finely toasted bread. And if you're one of those meat aficionados, you can add a piece of bacon or ham and you have the perfect meal. Now that we're adults and of legal drinking age, we can make the best grilled cheese and take it a step further.

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Introducing to you to a childhood favorite with an adult twist: red wine grilled cheese sandwich. Take a look!

A recipe created by food blogger BS In The Kitchen, this grilled cheese is "the food equivalent of a night in with your best friend." And you don't have to be a fancy chef to make one of these either. 

"Take your favorite wine and cheese pairing, give the wine a quick reduction, spread it, stack that cheese, grill it and DEVOUR IT!" says the blogger.

All you need are the following ingredients:

  • French bread (2 slices)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 3/4 cup of red wine
  • 1/2 cup of cheese

Then, follow these instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan using medium heat and add the onions.
  2. When the onions have softened, add the garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour, and once that's mixed in, add the wine.
  4. Reduce until all the alcohol has burned off and it's thick enough to coat a spoon. Taste the reduction to be sure all the alcohol has burned off.

  1. Take your bread and spread the reduction onto each slice, and then add the cheese. Butter the outside of the slices.
  2. Grill to perfection.
  3. Enjoy!

Easy, right?

All photos: BS In The Kitchen

It's the perfect after-work snack, midnight snack, celebratory snack, heartbreak snack for when that guy you like doesn't call you back... heck, it's the best snack for pretty much anything really. Enjoy this delicious boozy treat at any time of day, no matter how you're feeling.

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Caithlin Pena is a writer/editor for YourTango. She enjoys books, movies, and music and writes fictional short stories as a hobby.