If any of your Memorial Day weekends looked like mine usually do, you’re probably hoarding a few (if not more!) leftover hamburger (and possibly hot dog) buns and don’t know what to do with them before they go bad. However, do not fret! Sometimes we forget the simple pleasures in life when we try to cook all these cool new things – and one of those simple pleasures is GRILLED CHEESE!
Whether you make it for yourself or your kids, go crazy with whatever you want to add in the middle along with your cheese of choice – but whatever you do, put those buns to use and discover a new sandwich you will love!
If you ask me, my favorite combination is pepper jack cheese (for a little kick) along with some thinly sliced red onions and one slice of tomato in the middle. But feel free to just stick to the traditional cheddar cheese and the bun ;-).
1 hamburger bun, split
sliced cheese, type and amount is your choice
butter, as desired
Heat a skillet on the stove. Meanwhile, invert the hamburger bun (insides out!) and fill in between with your choice of fillings (cheese, veggies, etc). Butter both sides of the outside of the bun that will heat on the skillet (what would have previously been the inside of your hamburger) and cook until desired doneness.
Serve with potato chips, fries, or a tomato soup! 🙂 If you want a spicy kick, mix ketchup with a bit of tabasco or any hot sauce you like and dip away!