Mini Grilled Caramelized Onion & Brie Sandwiches

Posted in Lunch, Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs  onions (about 2 large), thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 baguettes, sliced into about 40 slices
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz thinly sliced Brie cheese, rind removed

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Sauté onions, sugar, salt, thyme and pepper for 15-20 min. or until onions are walnut brown. Add balsamic vinegar and continue to cook for about 1 minute or until vinegar has evaporated.  Butter baguette slices and lay them, buttered side down on a work surface.  Spread a scant tbsp of the caramelized onion on unbuttered side of half the baguettes.  Top with a slice of Brie.  Top cheese with a baguette slice, buttered side up.  Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 4-5 mini sandwiches for 1-2 min. per side or until golden brown.