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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Cheese Animal Style

This classic grilled cheese has gone ANIMAL STYLE loaded with grilled onion and a special sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 841kcal
Author: Serene


  • skillet


Special Sauce

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tsp onion minced

Grilled Onion

  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • 4 slices white bread
  • 6 slices American cheese singles
  • 2 tbsp butter


Special Sauce

  • Stir all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl until they are well combined.

Grilled onions

  • Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Add in the onion and soy sauce. Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft.


  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place all slices of the bread onto a heated griddle butter side down. Immediately place the cheese onto two slices of bread. Allow to cook on low heat to allow the cheese to melt and the bread to toast. Once the bread is toasted turn off the heat. Scoop half the grilled onions on top of the bread with the melted cheese. Top with the special sauce. Then place the other slices of toasted bread, toasted side up, on top to create the sandwich. Enjoy!


Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 2871mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 798mg | Iron: 3mg