Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

I made this grilled cheese a while ago and just haven’t gotten around to posting it, but since it’s NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY (Probably the best day ever?!?) I couldn’t not post a grilled cheese! Now this one is quite different from anything I have done in the past, with my super hearty and savoury grilled cheese such as the Baked Potato Grilled Cheese. I am personally more a fan of those ones, but I enjoyed switching it up with this one! What are your guys thoughts?

Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

  • 1-2 Beets
  • Olive Oil
  • Arugula
  • Goat Cheese
  • Butter
  • French Bread
  • 1/2 ounce sherry (optional)
  • Salt

Start off by roasting the beets by your preferred method. I skinned them with a paring knife, sliced them evenly, tossed them in some olive oil and salt, then baked on 375°F for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Once the beets have cooked to your desired tenderness (poke them with a fork or taste a few slices), take them out of the oven and in a pan on medium-high heat, quickly fry them with about a ½ ounce of sherry wine, cooking until evaporated. After thinking about it, you could also try cooking them in some red/white wine or some balsamic vinegar, as I think they would add some nice flavours to the beets. (Next time I may try tossing the arugula in some balsamic vinegar, could be tasty!).

Once you have finished frying the beets, slice up your bread, butter each side, lay down some arugula, a little bit of goat cheese, then your beets and some more goat cheese, and slap it together!

Fry the sandwich in a pan on medium heat until each side is golden brown, then sliced it in half and enjoy!

I would really like to hear your thoughts on this grilled cheese. What are your favourite kinds of grilled cheese? More adventurous ones like this? Hearty grilled cheese with various fillings like bacon, meat, onions etc. or just the classic bread, butter and cheese?

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Bob

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