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South African-Style Grilled Cheese (Braaibroodjie)

Sweet mango chutney and sautéed onion and tomatoes take this grilled cheese sandwich to new heights with this unique South African twist. It’s buttery, cheesy, gooey, and absolutely delicious.

South African-Style Grilled Cheese (Braaibroodjie)
Total Time

25 minutes

25 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

20 minutes

20 min

Total Time

25 minutes

25 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

20 minutes

20 min

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or neutral oil of choice
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, plus more for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 8 oz shredded gruyère cheese (225 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 828
  • Fat 66g
  • Carbs 23g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 36g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Butter both sides of each slice of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of mango chutney over 2 slices of bread, then top with a handful of shredded Gruyère, ½ cup of the sautéed tomatoes and onion, then another handful of shredded Gruyère. Place the remaining slice of buttered bread on top.
  3. Melt some butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add a sandwich and cook for 5–6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Repeat with the remaining sandwich.
  4. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or neutral oil of choice
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, plus more for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 8 oz shredded gruyère cheese (225 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 828
  • Fat 66g
  • Carbs 23g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 36g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Butter both sides of each slice of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of mango chutney over 2 slices of bread, then top with a handful of shredded Gruyère, ½ cup of the sautéed tomatoes and onion, then another handful of shredded Gruyère. Place the remaining slice of buttered bread on top.
  3. Melt some butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add a sandwich and cook for 5–6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Repeat with the remaining sandwich.
  4. Enjoy!

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