That’s right. Pulled. Pork. Grilled Cheese. It’s cheesy. It’s porky. It’s buttery. It’s melt in your mouth cheesy pulled pork goodness. I don’t really think that there is any way it could get any better than that. Oh, except for the fact that I add caramelized onions too. All of these things together makes this one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever had.
That is a pretty bold statement. But there is just something about this sandwich. The way that the pulled pork and sweet caramelized onions blend so perfectly between two layers of pepper jack cheese and buttery sour dough bread.
I don’t know why I have never thought to make a pulled pork grilled cheese before. I’ve made pulled pork sandwiches and quesadillas but never thought to put cheese on a pulled pork sandwich. Now that I have, I know that every time I make pulled pork in the future I am going to ensure that there is enough left over to make these sandwiches.
Heck, I might even make pulled pork just so I can make these sandwiches every day of the week.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot cook onion over medium-low heat until brown and caramelized. About 15 minutes.
Remove onions. Add pulled pork and remaining olive oil to the pan and cook until warmed through.
To assemble the sandwiches. Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the side that is not buttered place two slices of pepper jack cheese. Top with pulled pork and caramelized onions and one more slice of cheese. Top with another slice of bread, butter side out.
In the same skillet you cooked the onions in, cook the sandwiches over medium heat until the cheese has melted and bread is browned. Serve.