Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gourmet Grilled Cheese & 5 Can Chili (AMAZING)

Delicious. Tasty. Crispy. Melty. GOODNESS.
It is much easier than you think!

Key Words: Artisan bread, Cheesemonger, Butter
My oldest brother Shane is quite the imaginative chef. He and I will call each other and discuss recipes, the latest tips from Alton Brown and of course, 80's movies. We decided to get together and make a gourmet/hillbilly dinner.
That's right. Gourmet ingredients, with Hillbilly flare. 

Grilled Cheese: We selected a Roasted Garlic Artisan bread from Harmon's. 1 loaf, cut into 1 inch sections. 
Cheeses: We used a mild Fontina and a smoked Applewood Swiss imported from Denmark. Remove any wax and cut into thin slices. Then- its just old fashion grilled sandwich assembly after that. **NOTE** Artisan breads take longer to toast than regular bread. Cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes and your cheese will melt perfectly, while your bread toasts evenly. These were AMAZING.

Another special family member that gets MAD PROPS for this recipe is my sister-in-law Camillia (not married to Shane, but my other brother Bryce....she also likes to invent in the kitchen). She gave me this recipe years ago and it... by far... is the best homemade chili ever! AND it only takes 7 ingredients, 5 of which you just open and dump in a pot!

1.5 Lbs ground beef. Browned, drained and seasoned with S&P.
1 can- Buch's chili beans in mild sauce
3 cans- Ranch style beans
1 4 oz. can- chopped green chili's
2 8 oz. can- tomato sauce
2 Cups salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning (not pictured, oops)

Brown meat, set aside. Open up all cans and dump contents into pot. Open taco seasoning. Add to pot. Add Meat. Stir. Let simmer for 20 minutes. EAT.

Does it get any easier than this!?!? NOPE!

To round out the evening I also made an incredible Chocolate Cake from
We watched the '3 Amigos' and laughed until we cried.
I highly recommend following this post to its entirety.
**You can find a Cheesemonger at most Harmon's grocery stores in Utah. Google your zip code and cheesemonger and see if that helps! Its not necessary to use one, but they KNOW CHEESE! They can help you make tasty combinations, let you try the cheese before you buy it and can give you specific directions to keep your cheese tasting great**.


  1. Very Awesome! Sounds like it was a great night of food and family! Who's hungry!?!?!

  2. Looks delicious! We can't wait to try it out!

  3. I made this for the super bowl, it was delicious. Good job Amy!!! Kaye

  4. I made this for the super bowl. It was delicious!! Thanks Amy!