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Turkey, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Turkey, Grilled Cheese Sandwich Picture

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It's sometimes quite difficult to use up all of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. This is one of those easy ways, that's quite different from the standard leftover platter of turkey and stuffing. I always make turkey soup, and love to have a soup and sandwich the next day.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are an ultimate comfort food for me. they're quite filling, and a VERY satisfying meal. Pus you can be real creative in the fillings. In this case, I used leftover Turkey Breast, but I've used leftover Ham, Chili, Bacon, Stew, Blackened Shrimp, Etc. to help use up leftovers and make a terrific meal.

As I mention in the instructions, Use more blacken than you think you should. The turkey by itself, is pretty bland, it really is best with some gravy, or other flavors to kick it up. The cheese, and bread will both suck up the flavor from the blacken, so you'll have to use a bunch more than you normally might. And, as if you haven't noticed, I don't add any salt. There's plenty of salt in both the cheese, and the butter, so be sure to not add any more.

So, the next time you're looking for a way of using up some of that stuff in your frig. pick up a loaf of bread, and put it all together into a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

  • 1 Loaf Rustic Bread, I Like Rye, unsliced
  • Leftover Turkey Breast
  • 1 Pound Extra Sharp, Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Large Beefsteak Tomato, sliced
  • Butt Kickin' Blacken, Southwest Blend
  • Butter, as needed

1. Slice the bread real thick, 5/8" - 3/4".

Slice the cheese, turkey, and tomato, all fairly thin.

Ron's Note:
I like using a beefsteak tomato because it's large, but any tomato that's fairly large, and smells like a tomato will do.

Placing the cheese on the bread Picture

2. Place 1 slice of bread on a plate, lay some of the cheese on top.
Seasoning the Turkey Picture

3. The Turkey is next, then coat it with plenty of Butt Kickin' Blacken. You'll have to use more than you think you should because the cheese will suck out the flavor from the spice.
Filling for Turkey Grilled Cheese Picture

4. Next comes the tomato, and more cheese.
Buttered Bread for a Grilled Cheese Picture

5. Place a second piece of bread on top, and butter real good. Carefully flip the sandwich over and place it in a cold pan. Butter the other slice of bread after you've place it in the pan.

Make another using the same method.

6. Cook, covered, over medium low heat until the bread is beginning to toast, and the bottom cheese is melted. Carefully flip the sandwiches over, cover, and cook for another 5 minutes, or so, until the bottom piece of bread is toasted, and the rest of the cheese is melted.

7. The only problem you might have is having the heat too high. If it is, you'll end up overcooking the first slice of bread, Burning it, like I did. Not to worry, it just adds more flavor to the sandwich.

8. We had this with some Turkey Soup, but, the sandwich being so rich, we weren't able to eat all of the soup. No matter how hungry you are, you probably won't eat more than one of these sandwiches.

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