Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beer Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich

So, maybe this isn't all that kid friendly. 

But it sure is yummy!

The recipe for the beer bread is simple.  I highly recommend using a darker beer.  You are going to get much more flavor than if you use a light beer.  If a grilled cheese isn't tickling your fancy, try spreading some honey butter over it. 

Let's Get Started:

Beer Bread
adapted recipe from

1 (12 ounce) can or bottle dark beer (I used Sam Adams Octoberfest)
3 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients may have to use your hands.  The bread hook on the kitchen-aid works great too! 
Pour into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.
Let dough sit for about 30 minutes for best results.  Dough will rise a little and the finished product is lighter.  But you can bake right away if you'd like.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.  About half way through I like to brush the loaf with melted butter.

Allow bread to cool.

Grilled Cheese

Several slices of your favorite cheese
I used fontina and shredded cheddar

2 slices of beer bread
2Tablespoons butter-divided

Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over. Continue grilling until cheese is melted.

I added a few sauted onions to this one!


  1. That is the single most beautiful photo I have ever seen in my life. All that melty cheese looks SO GOOD. I want this sandwich right now!

  2. This looks wonderful. Get in my belly. lol

  3. Oh my. Soooooooo printing this out and making these this weekend!

  4. I think I may have put too much cheese on the sandwich. I had to snap the pictures really quick because the cheese was oozing out of the sandwich. But it was so good I didn't care! Thanks!

  5. I made a similar sandwich a while ago and my husband is still talking about it! Your pictures bring back delicious memories (:

  6. Oh my goodness, Shay!! This bread looks amazing!!! I'm adding it to my recipe to-do list!!

  7. WOW! That is a serious grilled cheese! It looks amazing!

  8. It works equally well substituting Sprite for beer - slightly sweeter flavor, but my kids love it! Never thought to make it into grill cheese though - it never usually lasts long enough to even finish cooling down in my house.

  9. Thanks ladies!

    @Jen...I've heard of using soda instead of beer but haven't tried it yet. Good to know that it might be something my kiddos would enjoy! Thanks!

  10. I've been making beer bread for years, even cheesy beer bread, but this is such a great idea to turn it into a grilled cheese sandwich.

  11. I guess its OK to indulge once in a while :-)
    The cheese is looking seductively delicious!!

  12. "Seductively delicious"...I think that sums it up perfectly!