Did you guys know that April is Grilled Cheese Month? If you didn’t, don’t worry, you still have exactly thirteen days to stuff yourself full of as much grilled cheese as possible.

And when you do, I truly hope you’ll consider incorporating this open-faced grilled cheese with refried beans, caramelized onions and avocado on cornbread into your menu plan.  While I do crave a simple grilled cheese every once in a while for nostalgia’s sake, I also like to try new takes on this classic.  And with all of these awesome flavors that are topped off with a good smear of Hidden Valley’s Spicy Chipotle Sandwich Spread, this is truly a grilled cheese to be reckoned with.  To check out the recipe, head on over here to Relish!

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Thank you to Hidden Valley™ Sandwich Spreads & Dips for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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36 Responses to Open-Faced Grilled Cheese with Refried Beans, Caramelized Onions and Avocado on Cornbread

  1. I don’t know if I’ve ever had caramelized onions and avocado together at once. Suddenly my life feels incomplete!

  2. Pam says:

    Sounds like a super good-for-you combination!

  3. Mary Younkin says:

    oooh, refried beans and melting cheese AND avocado on cornbread? This is brilliant. You’ve turned my fave chili into a sandwich option!

  4. When I am hungry but nothing sounds good, I find a pot of beans and pan of cornbread always hits the spot.To melt all the grilled cheese, I go the old fashioned way and use a cast iron skillet. Never tried avocados with it, but i will now.Seriously this, to me, is the epitome of Spring cooking!

  5. This is genius. I love the idea of a Mexican-ish twist!

  6. Your open face sandwich sounds so good! Love black beans and carmalized onions together! I am loving this sandwich! I thik I betetr start making my grilled cheese before the month is up!

  7. Natalie G says:

    Nice take on grilled cheese, a classic favourite!

  8. Dixya says:

    I love the idea of cornbread on this grilled cheese 🙂 anything Tex-Mex flair is a winner!

  9. Jessie says:

    Well I’ll be darned. I had no idea it was Grilled Cheese Month, but now that I do, I see a lot of sandwiches in my immediate future, including your version! 😉

  10. I’m a fool for a good grilled cheese. I love April for that reason 🙂

  11. Beth says:

    What a brilliant combination!

  12. Pam says:

    Wow – what a wonderful combination of flavors & textures.

  13. Yes, if you insist, I will incorporate this sandwich into my life!

  14. marie says:

    You just put all of my favorite things into one recipe! I love anything with cornmeal, I really like Bob’s Red Mill brand, the big chunky cornmeal. But guess what? My mom has some dried corn and grinds her own, I am going to steal that idea asap.

    Also avocado’s, love em, caramelized onions, check.

  15. Eileen says:

    Hooray for grilled cheese month! There’s nothing better than a sandwich full of cheesy goodness. I don’t think I’ve ever used refried beans in an actual sandwich before–super interesting!

  16. Gloria Baker says:

    I love this combo with cornbread Joanne!! look delicious!!

  17. grace says:

    on cornbread! you clever gal, you. this is absolutely my kind of grilled cheese. 🙂

  18. This is such a unique idea! I love nearly anything with avocado too.

  19. Jenn Kendall says:

    your sandwich is so creative! such an innovative take on the grilled cheese 🙂

  20. Guru Uru says:

    Mmmm, this is such a gorgeous idea for a sandwich,I bet the flavours are delish!


  21. We we don’t have time to buy or cook anything for dinner a grilled cheese is always our first choice. I love avocado on mine too. The cornbread is such a great idea!

  22. I literally just ate dinne and I’m hungry again… for THIS!

  23. Pam says:

    Cornbread, grilled cheese—Woo hoo! It’s a winner that looks scrumptious!

  24. yes please
    now this is called kicking it up a notch!!

  25. What!? This is awesome. I really dig refried beans. And caramelized onions basically make my world. PLUS avocado? And chipotle? Ahhhhmayzing.

  26. Jeanette says:

    I love your creation Joanne – not your typical grilled cheese but right up my alley – love beans and avocado.

  27. That Girl says:

    I need these reminders at the beginning of the month! I feel like I only have a very short time to take advantage of grilled cheese month.

  28. AAA! I love you! What a cool spin on the grilled cheese!

  29. Hotly Spiced says:

    That’s a great competition and who doesn’t love a twist on cheese on toast xx

  30. YUM! I’m grilled cheese (and avocado… and cornbread) obsessed. Looks like we’re totally on the same page today 🙂

  31. bellini says:

    I will begin stuffing now Joanne. I see refried beans in my future.

  32. Chris says:

    That is impressive, certainly not a slice of American “cheese” slapped between two slices of white bread! I thought the caramelized onions and cornbread was a great touch.

  33. Ashley says:

    What a fun combination. And what an amaaaaazing holiday. Cheese-filled sandwiches SHOULD be honored, darn it! 😉

  34. This is nice, I love grill cheese. Just an egg and cheese grill on top of bread can satisfy me. It is so simple and yummy. 🙂

  35. Dining Alone says:

    Mixing caramelized onions into beans and avocado is pure genius. I think April is my new favorite month!

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