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French Onion Grilled Cheese


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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, sliced thinly (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 900ml carton low sodium beef broth
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)
  • 4 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices gruyere or swiss cheese


Servings 4


Step 1

Heat a large non stick frying pan over high heat. Add 1 tsp. oil, then onions, broth and thyme. Cook, uncovered, stirring often, until liquid is reduced, about 15 minutes. Add sherry and continue cooking until absorbed, about 5 more minutes. Remove thyme.

Spread dijon on 4 slices of bread. Top each slice with about 1/3 cup onion mixture and 1 cheese slice. Top with remaining bread.

Wipe pan clean. Heat over medium heat. Brush pan with 1 tsp. oil. Cook 2 sandwiches at a time, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and sandwiches.


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