Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tarragon and Bourbon Caramelized Shallots

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grilled cheese sandwich with tarragon bourbon caramelized shallots

This sandwich is a step up from the classic plain grilled cheese but it’s still a very down to earth meal.

Fresh tarragon, a mix of ground yellow mustard seeds, cheddar cheese and caramelized Bourbon shallots stuffed between two slices of sourdough.

Fry it on both sides and you’re done. Quick, very easy and delicious!

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tarragon and Bourbon Caramelized Shallots

A great recipe for delicious grilled cheese sandwiches with tarragon and Bourbon caramelized shallots.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon caramelized shallots, grilled cheese
Servings: 3
Calories: 760kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 shallots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Bourbon
  • 6 slices firm white sourdough bread
  • softened butter
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds, ground
  • 30 tarragon leaves, roughly chopped


  • Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a pan.
  • Add the shallots and cook over medium heat until brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the Bourbon to the shallots and cook for another minute, then take the pan off the heat and set aside.
  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Turn the slices upside down, sprinkle the tarragon on the non-buttered side.
  • Mix the cheese and the mustard seeds together in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle the cheese/mustard seed mix onto the tarragon.
  • Evenly divide the shallots on top of the cheese.
  • Top the sandwiches with the remaining slices of buttered bread, keeping the buttered side on the outside.
  • Heat a nonstick frying pan on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Fry each sandwich on both sides until the cheese has melted and the outsides of the bread are browned.


Calories: 760kcal

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    • Nicole B. says:

      You’re welcome and thanks so much for coming by, Andree-Anne! The mustard seeds added just a little more punch to the cheese, I really liked it.

  1. Bob Linton says:

    The cool tones in the pickles and jar do a wonderful job of adding balance and depth against the warm reddish browns in the sandwich. Well done.

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