Grilled Cheese With Doritos

Grilled Cheese With Doritos

Grilled cheese with Doritos is where real grilled cheese fans earn their stripes. Four kinds of cheese, brown sugar bacon, avocado, pico de gallo, thick sourdough slices, and the crowning glory—a handful of Nacho Cheese Doritos stuffed inside. Yeah, that’s right. It’s even better than it sounds…and it sounds incredible.

A white bowl on a wooden table, with a grilled cheese sandwich inside filled with cheese, Doritos, bacon, and guacamole.

Adapted from Greg Remmey and Rebecca West-Remmey | Devour NYC | Page Street Publishing, 2021

Since opening in 2012, Harlem Public has been a staple in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The menu has so many unique and DEVOUR-worthy dishes, but this Loaded Doritos® Grilled Cheese is definitely one of our favorites. Chef Chad Vigneulle says the recipe was inspired by the potato chip–topped sandwiches he loved as a kid. “A lot of people think it was just some stoner dish I came up with, but honestly, there was a lot more thought put into it than that,” he says. A plain old grilled cheese just won’t cut it after you’ve experienced this masterpiece.–Greg Remmey

WHY ISN’T THE CHEESE IN MY GRILLED CHEESE MELTING?

This particular sandwich has a lot of cheese in it. Like, a LOT. And you want it to melt so that it all melds with those crispy, crunchy chips right? If you’re using processed cheese, you’ll have an easier time melting it because that’s essentially what it’s made to do. But if you’ve decided to go with the other stuff, the stuff that doesn’t come pre-sliced, you’ll find that some of it will melt better than others. Use the cheese suggested here or something else that melts well—but no Parmesan, Pecorino, goat, or feta. Those take forever to get gooey. And don’t slice the cheese too thick, you’re just going to get antsy waiting for it to soften and crank up the heat, which will burn the sourdough before you get a good melt on.

Grilled Cheese with Doritos

A white bowl on a wooden table, with a grilled cheese sandwich inside filled with cheese, Doritos, bacon, and guacamole.
Grilled cheese with Doritos is where real grilled cheese fans earn their stripes. 4 kinds of cheese, brown sugar bacon, avocado, pico de gallo, thick sourdough slices, and the crowning glory—a handful of Nacho Cheese Doritos stuffed inside.
Greg Remmey and Rebecca West-Remmey

Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 50 mins
Entree
American
1 sandwich
1783 kcal
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Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 ripe avocado halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons store-bought or homemade pico de gallo
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 thick slices high-quality sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 10 Doritos Nacho Cheese flavored tortilla chips

Directions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Arrange the bacon on the baking sheet. Evenly coat the tops of the slices with all of the sugar and spice mixture, making sure to press it into the meat. Bake until crispy, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • While the bacon is cooking, use a spoon to scoop the flesh from the skins of the avocado and place it in a medium bowl. Add the pico de gallo and mash with a fork to break up the avocado and combine the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Place a skillet large enough to accommodate both slices of bread over medium heat. Generously coat one side of each slice of bread with butter, place butter side down in the skillet. Add 1 slice each of Cheddar, pepper Jack, Swiss, and American cheese to each slice of bread.
  • Add all of the bacon to 1 slice of bread. Cook until the bread turns golden brown on the bottom and the cheese melts, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Move both slices of bread to a cutting board. Spread all of the guacamole onto the slice of bread without the bacon. Generously top both slices with Doritos chips.
  • Combine the slices to form a sandwich. Smash the sandwich a little to break up the chips, cut it in half and devour.
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Show Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 1783kcal (89%)Carbohydrates: 125g (42%)Protein: 65g (130%)Fat: 118g (182%)Saturated Fat: 53g (331%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 233mg (78%)Sodium: 2590mg (113%)Potassium: 1504mg (43%)Fiber: 18g (75%)Sugar: 21g (23%)Vitamin A: 2508IU (50%)Vitamin C: 22mg (27%)Calcium: 1408mg (141%)Iron: 7mg (39%)


Originally published July 25, 2021
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