5 from 2 votes

Mexican-Style Grilled Cheese

A spicy, smoky, and melty take on classic grilled cheese, filled with tangy BBQ onions, smokey gouda, and fresh cilantro, all sandwiched between crispy grilled flour tortillas.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Calories: 540 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Preheat a grill to medium-low heat.

  2. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add sliced onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until almost soft.

  3. Add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and 2 tbsp water to the skillet, stirring until onions are evenly coated (around 2 mins).

  4. Turn off the heat, and add hot sauce to taste.

  5. Spread a thin layer of BBQ onions on one side of each slice of bread. Top with grated smoked Gouda and cilantro, and then place together.

  6. Place the bread on the grill, cooking until toasted and cheese is melted (around 2 mins per side).

  7. Cut the sandwich into half and serve with sour cream and salsa, if desired.

  8. 8. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 456kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%
Protein 22g44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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