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How to make: loaded grilled cheese toastie

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Dave Fawbert
Loaded grilled cheese

Cheese is a wonderful thing isn’t it? Give us loads of cheese. Cheese, cheese and more cheese please. Oh, and if you’ve got any spare over there, a little more cheese.

And you can live out your cheese dreams (not your dreams after eating cheese, they can be a bit strange so best to keep them to yourself) by indulging in this ultimate cheese toastie, loaded with pulled jackfruit (and for those not in the know, jackfruit is a healthy and sustainable vegan meat replacement and one of the biggest food trends right now).

Excited? You should be. Here’s how to make it.

Loaded grilled cheese with pulled jackfruit


• 1 Can Jackfruit, drained

•120g Ketchup

• 2 tbsp Brown sugar

• 2 tbsp soy sauce

• 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

• 1 tbsp hot sauce

• 1 tbsp garlic paste

• 1 tsp BBQ Powder

• 1 tsp Salt

• 1 knob of butter

• 3 slices of bread

• 250g Cheese (We used cheddar, mozzarella and gouda)


1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6

2. Place the jackfruit in a small roasting tray

3. Top with ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, sherry vinegar, hot sauce, garlic paste, bbq powder and salt

4. Stir the mixture so the pieces of jackfruit are fully coated

5. Place in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and sticky and the jackfruit starts to brown

6. Remove from the oven and “pull”

7. Heat the butter in a non stick frying pan

8. Place your first piece of bread in the pan

9. Place a spoonful of the bbq jackfruit on the bread and top with a handful of grated cheese

10. Top with your second slice of bread and the majority of the cheese (keep back a small handful to top your sandwich)

11. Put your last piece of bread on top and top with the remaining cheese

12. Flip and fry

13. Remove from the pan once both sides are toasted and the cheese has melted (note: put a lid over the pan to encourage the cheese to melt)


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