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Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by Sandy

Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you have been following my blog, you know that I love grilled cheese sandwiches and that I have tried out many variations, like this beauty or this! Now a few days ago I had a handful of ground beef leftover from dinner the day before. What to do with it? Not enough to freeze it or to make a proper dinner out of it. So I made a grilled cheese sandwich, which turned out to be quite amazing. But then again I think anything with melted cheese is a thing of magic.

Seriously, I’ll take any excuse to melt some cheese. So I fried that bit of ground beef together with some green onions until it was really crispy. This together with some nice aged gouda (I was out of gruyere which is usually my first choice) made for a really decadent breakfast. I think I may reserve a little bit of ground beef now every time I make dinner… yum…

Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Ground Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Crispy ground beef with some aged gouda in a nice grilled cheese sandwich.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 100 g ground beef
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 slices gouda cheese
  • 1 tsp butter


  • In a small non-stick pan, heat the olive oil and add the beef together with the slices scallions.
  • Cook for 5-7 min or until the meat it brown and crispy.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a cheese slice each on two slices of bread. Carefully spoon the ground beef on, top with the remaining two cheese slices and add the remaining two slices of bread.
  • Butter the outsides of your sandwiches.
  • Remove the access fat from the frying pan (I usually just whipe it out with a paper towel) and set over medium heat.
  • Add the sandwiches and bake 4-8 minutes on each side or until the outside is golden brown and the cheese inside is melted.


In this recipe I used aged gouda, but you can use any melting cheese you like, except maybe mozarella. The taste of mozarella is way too subtle for the string flavour of the ground beef. So go with a strong cheese.

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marsha 20th March, 2016 - 11:52 am

those look really amazing! I also sometimes have leftover groundbeef and never know what to do with that tiny serving. Now I do, yay!

Also totally love your new theme, it´s lovely. Oh and btw. I put your blog in my blogroll a bit ago :-)

Cheers, Marsha

Sandy 22nd March, 2016 - 8:37 pm

Oh! Thanks so much for putting me on your blogroll! That’s really lovely <3
And yeah, I'm really happy with my theme, too. It was a great (not too big) investement, that's already paid off :)

Sherry 4th May, 2016 - 5:58 am

My hubby made this recipe this evening and *Wow*!!!!! It is AMAZING!!!!!

Sandy 4th May, 2016 - 5:16 pm

Thanks so much, Sherry! Glad you liked it :)

Fatima 25th January, 2023 - 11:18 pm

Used to eat this as a kid. Excited make it for myself! Thank u


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