Cheesy Melt | #AppetizerWeek

This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game. This bad boy has bacon, jalapeño peppers, shallots, onions, peppers, and tons of cheese. It’s perfect for dipping, and it’s amazing spooned over mini sandwiches or meatballs!

Cheesy Melt | Kiss My Smoke | This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game.

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This recipe is adapted from Ted Reader. If you don’t know who Ted is you are living under a rock, my friends. Ted is a grilling guru. He is my inspiration to get out there and learn more every single day. I have his cookbook, it’s one of my favourites. I’ve had this recipe in various forms and it’s always a hit. It’s perfect for dipping things in, it’s ideal for smearing on tortillas, it’s amazing on top of sandwiches. You can vary it in so many ways, all of them are incredible. This is a must try!

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Cheesy Melt
This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game. This bad boy has bacon, jalapeño peppers, shallots, onions, peppers, and tons of cheese. It's perfect for dipping, and it's amazing spooned over mini sandwiches or meatballs!
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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons cold butter
  • ¼ pound bacon, cut into small chunks
  • 2 fresh green jalapeno peppers
  • 3 shallots, diced or thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced or thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper, diced or thinly sliced
  • ½ chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced super finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil, I used garlic oil
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup pizza mozzarella, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill to about 350 to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place your grilling stone on the grill, over direct heat.
  3. Slap some butter on the stone.
  4. Pop the bacon on first and allow to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl mix the jalapeno peppers, shallots, onion, red pepper, chipotle, salt and pepper. Combine well.
  6. Toss that onion mixture on the stone. Use tongs to move it around.
  7. Add the oil and then toss the cheese on top.
  8. Let the cheese bubble and melt for about 4 to 6 minutes. I like mine with crispy bits but you can remove yours sooner.
  9. You can transfer to a bowl for dipping or pour over other appetizers.
  10. Enjoy with a big old cheesy smile.
Notes
Recipe is slightly adapted from Ted Reader's Cheesy Goodness which can be found in his cookbook Gastro Grilling. It's my favourite grilling cookbook in the entire world.

Cheesy Melt | Kiss My Smoke | This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game.

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Cheesy Melt | Kiss My Smoke | This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game.

You seriously have to try this. You are going to flip your lid. This is so amazing.  Mix it up, swap out different ingredients, spice it up or down and just have fun with it. You’ll want to make this for every party you have from now on!

Now be confident and get your grill on!

Kim xx

Comments

  1. smoked paprika or chipotle powder

  2. cumin, there are so many, but it is one of my favs

  3. Love trying all sorts of spices!

  4. OMG, jacked up melted cheese. This is my heaven. I want it on/with everything (or just a spoon…)

    • Ha, I love that. I’m totally calling my next version Jacked Up Melted Cheese.

      Thanks Rachel. I love this recipe. It’s cool because there’s so many variations and so many things to pile it on. ha

  5. What is “pizza mozzarella?” in america it is pretty much just labeled as whole or low fat/part skim

  6. What is “pizza mozzarella?” in america it is pretty much just labeled as whole or low moisture/part skim

    • Hey Stef, it’s just a more melty mozzarella. Next time I grab some I’ll get the ratio for you. Any mozzarella will do though, you want a really good melting cheese.

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