It’s been a long day and you’re in need of something delicious. Maybe it’s time to make that Sriracha Grilled Cheese with Ranch Dipping Sauce from scratch! This is a recipe for the Texan who knew what they were doing, so be prepared – it will take some work. Thankfully, this blog post has all the steps laid out for you!
Before we get started, you’ll need to gather up some ingredients. All of these items should be available at your local grocery store or in the international aisle of a larger market:
– Loaf bread
– One bottle whole milk (or half gallon if you’re feeling ambitious)
– One hunk butter (roughly one stick, but feel free to use two sticks for more flavor and better consistency)
– Sriracha sauce; we recommend this brand because it’s not too spicy! You can add as much sriracha on top of the cheese that suits your taste buds best. You may also find yourself with leftovers after using just a few tablespoons worth, so have an extra jar around if needed.
– One package cheddar cheese (roughly one pound)
– Sharp white or yellow cheddar would be a good substitute if you don’t have both available to you, but know that sharp cheddar is generally saltier and tangier in flavor. It will also give the sandwich more of an orange hue than other cheeses might.
Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius so it has time to get hot before cooking our meal inside its warm embrace! Grab out two large baking sheets with sides for easy clean up later on – sheet pans work, too.
– Place your two pieces of bread on one baking sheet and then slather it with butter (or margarine, if that’s what you prefer) on both sides.
The other baking sheet should have an even layer of grated cheese evenly spread out across the surface. The amount is up to you depending how much cheddar goodness do you want in every bite?
– Now comes the fun part – take your other piece of bread and put it face down onto the top piece of buttered toast so they are sandwiching together just like a proper grilled cheese! You will need to press them firmly into place for this next step so make sure to use enough pressure. If any crumbs or bits fall off don’t worry about them – they will toast up and blend in with the cheese.
– Take a sharp knife or pizza cutter and slice through both pieces of bread to create perfect squares, just like you were cutting into french fries! The size is entirely up to you as well so make it thin for maximum crunchiness or thick enough that every bite has soft melted cheddar goodness inside.
Now all there’s left to do is place those two baking sheets one on top of the other (buttered side down) onto your grill over medium heat high heat, close the lid, wait until each piece starts browning nicely before flipping them over so they can get some color too! It really doesn’t take long at all – maybe only five minutes total.
– Once they’re all toasted and golden brown, place the two pieces of bread on a plate or cutting board. Dip each slice in the melted butter before adding your cheese – flipping it over so that any excess seeps through into the pan.
Now comes the fun part! Spread Sriracha sauce (or other hot chili pepper sauces) onto one side of every square sandwich for some heat before topping with sliced jalapenos if you want even more spice. Now’s not time to be shy about piling on those toppings because you know this is going up against cheddar and ranch which are notoriously strong flavors! I like mine topped with plenty fresh baby spinach leaves too for extra crunch factor and texture. And don’t forget the ranch! It’s a Sriracha Grilled Cheese recipe after all and it deserves to be doused in that creamy, tangy sauce.
– The key here is to use plenty of butter (or oil if you prefer) as well as enough cheese so that your bread doesn’t get too soggy before cooking through.
– And don’t forget the sriracha or other chili pepper sauces for some heat on one side of every sandwich slice before adding any toppings like sliced jalapenos – they’ll bring out more flavor from whatever type of cheddar you’re using.