Rating: 4.56 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Carnitas, avocado, and cheese are layered between thick slices of bread and grilled with more cheese on the outside of the bread in this ultimate Tex-Mex grilled cheese.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk sour cream, jalapeno peppers, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, jalapeno pepper juice, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add carnitas. Cook, without moving carnitas until crisp and browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Mix pepperjack cheese and 1 cup Cheddar cheese together in a bowl.

  • Lay 4 bread slices on a work surface; spread sour cream mixture onto each slice. Sprinkle cheese mixture over each bread slice and layer carnitas, avocado, cilantro, and more cheese mixture onto each bread slice. Top with another bread slice, making a sandwich. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise onto the top bread slice of each sandwich and press 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese onto mayonnaise layer.

  • Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-low heat; add sandwiches, cheese-side down. While sandwiches are cooking, top each with a layer of mayonnaise and Cheddar cheese. Cook sandwich until golden brown and cheese is softly melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

1111 calories; protein 55g; carbohydrates 51.3g; fat 76.4g; cholesterol 197.2mg; sodium 2245.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I had some random carnitas in my freezer and not a big pork fan. I was looking for a fun recipe that wasn't the traditional tacos and this wowed my tastebuds! kids didn't like it but me and hubby will try again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2020
Eleven hundred calories for one? Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I had some random carnitas in my freezer and not a big pork fan. I was looking for a fun recipe that wasn't the traditional tacos and this wowed my tastebuds! kids didn't like it but me and hubby will try again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2017
This deserves the Nobel Prize for grilled cheese sandwiches. Pure genius! Thank you for the awesome recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2020
Eleven hundred calories for one? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2018
Great sandwich with great flavors however I probably won't make it again. Wondering why? My carnitas go in tacos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2018
This is an great way to use leftover shredded pork. Not a diet food obviously but tasted AMAZING! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2020
I used what I had left of some "tamed " jalapenos. Should have when to the store and got some regular jalapenos or at least more tamed. Other wise these are gooey gooey good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2020
I had leftover pork roast and this recipe showed up in an email. I decided to try it even though I didn t have avocado or cilantro. I also only had honey wheat bread no Texas toast. It was so delicious I definitely will make again. It s a flavor bomb. I can t wait to try it with avocado. I could only eat half a sandwich though but is very rich and heavy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2018
I loved this! I didn't even have an avocado but this sandwich was awesome! I had to use regular wheat bread but it was still awesome. I made this for myself when my husband wasn't home and I felt guilty that I tried this without him. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2020
Very nice. Read More