I made this and had it with spicy tomato soup. Very nice. Could only eat about 3 bites, though, because I was too full.
- 2 Slices French Bread
- Brie Cheese
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 5 Mushrooms
- 50-100ml Concentrated Beef Broth
- Salt & Pepper
- First things first, get a pan going on medium heat with 1-2 tablespoons of butter.
- While your pan is heating, evenly slice your onion (if you are impatient, thinner slices will cook faster), then place them in the pan once the butter is bubbling.
- Stir the onions, coating them with the butter and only stirring periodically after that, allowing them to brown, but not burn. After a few minutes, turn the heat to medium-low and start slicing up your mushrooms and garlic.
- After about twenty minutes, add in your mushrooms, garlic and more butter.
- Stir everything around and add a few pinches of thyme (not necessary if you don’t have any on hand) and a generous amount of salt and pepper (the brie will tone down the salt and pepper once everything is combined).
- Let everything cook for about five more minutes, then sprinkle a pinch or two of flour over everything and begin adding in the beef broth.
- I poked a hole in the can and slowly added the broth a little at a time, letting it reduce and then adding more.
- This allows the onions to continue caramelizing instead of steaming from too much liquid.
- As you pour in the broth, you will get a nice gravy forming around the onions; taste it as you’re going, and stop once you’re satisfied with the “beefiness” of your onions and mushrooms!
- Cut two slices of bread and spread butter on both sides of each slice.
- Place brie cheese on one slice, then top with your onions, mushrooms and more brie!
- Put the sandwich together, and grill it in the same pan you used for the onions and mushrooms (you’ll get some nice flavour on your bread this way!).
- Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned, then slice in half and enjoy this gloriously gooey mess!
- The time spent caramelizing the onions is definitely worth it, and adding the beef stock gives this sandwich a flavour similar to a roast beef dip almost tricking you into thinking there actually is meat in it!
- Overall, you can’t really go wrong with a sandwich loaded with caramelized onions and mushrooms, and tons of creamy brie.
Onion Mushroom Brie Grilled Cheese
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