Tex Mex Ultimate Carnitas Grilled Cheese

Tex Mex Ultimate Carnitas Grilled Cheese Carnitas, avocado, and cheese are layered between thick slices of bread and grilled with more cheese on the outside of the bread in this ultimate Tex-Mex grilled cheese.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 9 mins

    TOTAL : 29 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 sandwiches

  • Whisk sour cream, jalapeno peppers, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, jalapeno pepper juice, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add carnitas. Cook, without moving carnitas until crisp and browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Mix pepperjack cheese and 1 cup Cheddar cheese together in a bowl.

  • Lay 4 bread slices on a work surface; spread sour cream mixture onto each slice. Sprinkle cheese mixture over each bread slice and layer carnitas, avocado, cilantro, and more cheese mixture onto each bread slice. Top with another bread slice, making a sandwich. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise onto the top bread slice of each sandwich and press 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese onto mayonnaise layer.

  • Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-low heat; add sandwiches, cheese-side down. While sandwiches are cooking, top each with a layer of mayonnaise and Cheddar cheese. Cook sandwich until golden brown and cheese is softly melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Per Serving: 1111 calories; protein 55g; carbohydrates 51.3g; fat 76.4g; cholesterol 197.2mg; sodium 2245.8mg.