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Cheesy Mac ‘n Rib

Recipe from: The Grilled Cheese Truck

The Grilled Cheese Truck is a popular mobile truck with an avid online following serving a whole variety of grilled cheese sandwiches.

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8 slices buttermilk bread
16 tablespoons soft unsalted butter
12 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 cups of your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe
2 yellow onions, sliced into ¼-inch strips
3 tablespoons butter
salt & pepper
2 cups of pulled pork
1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
12 slices sharp cheddar cheese

Beat butter and mayonnaise in a mixer until well blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure complete mixing. Set aside.

Prepare your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. When finished, spread evenly into a sheet pan or casserole dish to a thickness of about ¾-inch. Cover with plastic wrap and cool in refrigerator.

Cut the chilled macaroni and cheese into squares that are slightly smaller than the diameter of your bread.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a heavy bottomed pan. Add sliced onions and cook over a medium/high heat stirring frequently until onions have caramelized. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat up BBQ sauce and add pulled pork. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.

Generously butter one side of each slice of bread with the butter/mayo mixture. Be sure to butter to the very edges!

On unbuttered side, layer as follows:

One slice of cheddar cheese
One square of chilled macaroni and cheese
One slice of cheddar cheese
½ cup BBQ pork mixture
¼ cup caramelized onions
One slice of cheddar cheese

Top with slice of bread, buttered side out.

Use a flat, non-stick griddle and bring to a medium heat (approx. 340 degrees).

Lay sandwiches on hot griddle and proceed to cook on one side until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes). A bacon press or heavy pan may be placed on top of sandwiches to help with interior melting. Flip sandwich and repeat.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 minute before cutting. ENJOY!

Yield: 4 servings