GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted April
    2nd, 2017


    April 12th is National Grilled Cheese
    Sandwich Day!


    Happy Camper Blog



    sandwichGrilled cheese sandwiches easily make the list of America’s
    favorite comfort foods and they’re great for camping trips because they’re so
    simple to prepare.  And whether you use your pie iron, cast iron
    skillet or another type of frying pan to make them, there’s an endless number
    of variations you can try. Here are a few of them:

    Southwest Campfire Grilled

    From Treksw.com

    For each sandwich you’ll need:

    • 2 slices of bread, such as sourdough
    • 3 slices of cheese (2 pepper jack and 1 cheddar)
    • 1 tablespoon green chiles
    • 2 slices turkey
    • Butter to spread on front and back of the bread

    Butter one side of each piece of bread and place in pie iron,
    buttered side down. Add other ingredients and cook until browned and cheese
    is melted.


    Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
    From Alattefood.com

    Here’s an easy way to bring a touch of “aloha” to your campsite.
    For each sandwich you’ll need:

    • 2 slices of bread
    • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
    • 1 slice of pepper jack cheese
    • 2 pineapple rings
    • 2 slices of smoked ham
    • 2 slices of cooked Canadian bacon (or cooked pork or turkey
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Butter one side of each piece of bread, then layer ingredients as
    follows on the unbuttered side of one piece of bread:  cheddar,
    smoked ham, bacon, pineapple and top with the slice of pepper jack. Add the
    other piece of bread, buttered side up, and cook over medium/low heat until
    browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.  Helpful tip: If you plan on
    dunking your grilled cheese into your soup, cut the sandwich into strips to
    make it easier to dunk.


    Jalapeno Popper Grilled

    From Sweetannas.com

    One way to spice up your grilled cheese is by adding a few zesty
    jalapenos. For each sandwich you’ll need:

    • 2 jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
    • 2 slices of sourdough bread
    • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup pepper jack and cheddar cheese, shredded (one or both
    • 1 tablespoon tortilla chips, crushed

    Helpful tip: since the jalapenos need to be broiled, you might
    want to do this step at home. To prepare them, place the peppers on a
    foil-lined baking sheet and broil them until the outer layer of skin is
    blackened, about 8-10 minutes. Place the peppers in a zipper-top bag, seal
    and let them cool until you can handle them (about 10 minutes). The skins
    should easily pinch off.

    To prepare the sandwich, butter one side of each piece of bread
    and place them butter side down. Spread one tablespoon of cream cheese on the
    non-buttered side of each piece of bread. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips
    on one slice and layer the prepared jalapeno peppers on top of that, covering
    the whole bread slice.

    Preheat a skillet to medium heat. When hot, place the “piled”
    slice of bread, butter side down, into the skillet. Add the shredded cheese
    and place the second slice of bread on top, butter side up. Grill for about
    4-5 minutes on each side until bread is golden brown and the cheese is



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