Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese

AuthorEllsworth
DifficultyBeginner

4 slices white sturdy/rustic bread of your choice (sourdough is delicious) Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Butter Your favorite Bloody Mary Mix

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Yields2 Servings
Overall
 4 slices white sturdy/rustic bread of your choice
 Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Butter
 Your favorite Bloody Mary Mix
Cheese Blend:
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Sharp Cheddar
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Hot Pepper Jack
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Horseradish cheese
 2 tbsp Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curd Crumbles
 3 tbsp Finely chopped celery
 3 tbsp Finely chopped green onion
Sandwich Fillings:
 4 slices bacon, fried crisp
 3 yellow banana peppers, sliced lengthwise
 3 baby dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
Beer Batter:
 1 egg
 0.75 cup beer
 0.25 cup flour
 3 drops Tabasco (or more to taste)
 0.13 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
1

Simmer 1 cup Bloody Mary Mix over medium heat until reduced and slightly thickened (will be about 2/3 cup). Keep warm on stovetop.

2

Meanwhile, toss together cheeses, celery, and green onion in small bowl. Set aside.

3

Blend beer batter ingredients together in a shallow pan. Set aside.

4

Lay out 4 pieces of bread. Cover each piece with some of the cheese blend. On two of the slices, place bacon and top with more cheese blend. On the other two slices layer banana peppers and pickles, top with more cheese blend. TIP: At this point, microwave or broil open-face just until cheese begins to melt. This will help hold sandwich together through next steps.

5

Put each of the two sandwich sides together, cheeses and fixings to the middle. Preheat griddle to medium-low heat. Melt butter on griddle. Dip each sandwich into beer batter, then flip to dip opposite side. Place on griddle and cook slowly 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

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Ingredients

Overall
 4 slices white sturdy/rustic bread of your choice
 Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Butter
 Your favorite Bloody Mary Mix
Cheese Blend:
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Sharp Cheddar
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Hot Pepper Jack
 0.25 cup Grated Blaser’s Horseradish cheese
 2 tbsp Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curd Crumbles
 3 tbsp Finely chopped celery
 3 tbsp Finely chopped green onion
Sandwich Fillings:
 4 slices bacon, fried crisp
 3 yellow banana peppers, sliced lengthwise
 3 baby dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
Beer Batter:
 1 egg
 0.75 cup beer
 0.25 cup flour
 3 drops Tabasco (or more to taste)
 0.13 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)

Directions

1

Simmer 1 cup Bloody Mary Mix over medium heat until reduced and slightly thickened (will be about 2/3 cup). Keep warm on stovetop.

2

Meanwhile, toss together cheeses, celery, and green onion in small bowl. Set aside.

3

Blend beer batter ingredients together in a shallow pan. Set aside.

4

Lay out 4 pieces of bread. Cover each piece with some of the cheese blend. On two of the slices, place bacon and top with more cheese blend. On the other two slices layer banana peppers and pickles, top with more cheese blend. TIP: At this point, microwave or broil open-face just until cheese begins to melt. This will help hold sandwich together through next steps.

5

Put each of the two sandwich sides together, cheeses and fixings to the middle. Preheat griddle to medium-low heat. Melt butter on griddle. Dip each sandwich into beer batter, then flip to dip opposite side. Place on griddle and cook slowly 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese