Grilled Mac and Cheese With Pulled Pork

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
55 min
35 min

4 sandwiches

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 cups prepared macaroni and cheese, warmed
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups prepared pulled pork
  • 8 slices buttermilk or white bread
  • 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • Put 6 tablespoons butter and the mayonnaise in the bowl of a stand mixer; beat with the paddle attachment until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Set aside.

  • Spread the macaroni and cheese in an 8-inch-square baking dish to about 3/4 inch thick. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 45 minutes. Cut the macaroni and cheese into squares that are slightly smaller than the bread slices.

  • Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Combine the barbecue sauce and pulled pork in a saucepan over low heat and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

  • Generously spread the butter-mayonnaise mixture on one side of each bread slice. Flip over half of the bread slices; layer 1 slice of cheddar, 1 macaroni-and-cheese square and another slice of cheddar on each. Top each with one-quarter of the pulled pork and caramelized onions and another slice of cheddar. Top with the remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.

  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Working in batches, cook the sandwiches until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Photograph by Andrew Mccaul

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One Star Down for Extra Salt.Why still use word."Cheesey"?Connotes a really awful "Moment".This Is Not Awful.Quite Delicious.I drop less Salt items for Best Flavour.May require substitutes,Integral Ingredients Remain. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made as recommended and everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yes tasty The only change I would make is to use butter instead of mayo and pork sausage in place of pulled pork, item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had the real thing off The Grilled Cheese Truck and it is TO DIE FOR!!! The best sandwich I have ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Served this at my deli for special today. Sold a ton. My customers went bananas over it! The only thing I did differently is add some red chile flakes to the pork mixture to give it a slight kick. It was a amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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