Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich: A Fusion Culinary Delight

Welcome to a world where the vibrant flavors of a taco meet the comforting embrace of a grilled cheese sandwich. The Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is a creative fusion that promises to delight your taste buds. This easy-to-make dish combines the spicy and savory elements of taco meat with the creamy richness of guacamole, all held together by gooey, melted cheese between crispy, buttery bread. Perfect for Taco Tuesday, weekend treats, or anytime you crave a comforting yet exciting meal. Let’s embark on this culinary adventure together.



For The Taco Meat:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

For the Taco Seasoning:

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, or red paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Guacamole:

  • 3 semi-soft avocados
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1-1/2 limes, juiced
  • Salt to taste


For the Sandwiches:

  • 1 loaf of sliced sandwich bread
  • Prepared taco meat
  • Prepared guacamole
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter
  • Sour cream and/or salsa, for serving



For The Taco Meat:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.  Cook and crumble the ground meat until no pink remains, drain off any fat.
  2. Add in spices with 1/4-cup of water.  Mix thoroughly and cook until most of the water has evaporated and meat and spices are well combined.

For The Guacamole:

  1. Slice open, seed, and scoop out the avocado halves into a small bowl. Add lime juice and mash with a fork.
  2. Stir in chopped onion, cilantro, and a good pinch of salt.
  3. Use immediately.


Assembling the sandwiches:

  1. Heat a large skillet over low heat.
  2. Butter the slices of bread and start layering the sandwiches – buttered sides facing out.
  3. Start with about 1 once of cheddar; top with about 1/4 cup of taco meat, then a 1/4 cup of guacamole; layer a few tomato slices; top with 1 ounce of Monterrey Jack; finish with your top piece of bread.
  4. Grill on low for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and finish the other side for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  5. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and any extra guacamole for dipping.


  • The key to melting the cheese without burning the bread is the low heat setting; grill these low and slow.
  • Depending on the amount of filling, you may be able to get eight sandwiches in total. I made six hearty sandwiches with a little meat and guacamole leftover. Begin and end layers with cheese. They are the glue that holds the whole thing together.

Tips for the Perfect Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • Cheese Selection: Experiment with different cheeses for varied flavors. Pepper jack can add an extra kick.
  • Bread Choice: Use thick slices of bread to support the filling without becoming soggy.
  • Guacamole Freshness: Prepare the guacamole close to serving time to maintain its bright color and freshness.
  • Serving Suggestions: Pair with a side of tortilla chips and extra guacamole or salsa for dipping.


  • Can I use store-bought taco seasoning? Yes, you can substitute homemade taco seasoning with a store-bought variety for convenience.
  • What if I’m vegetarian? Substitute ground beef with a plant-based meat alternative or seasoned black beans for a vegetarian version.
  • Can these be made ahead of time? It’s best to serve these sandwiches fresh. However, you can prepare the taco meat and guacamole in advance to save time.


The Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich is more than just a meal; it’s an experience. With its delightful fusion of flavors, this sandwich is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Whether you’re spicing up your lunch routine or looking for the perfect comfort food, this recipe promises satisfaction with every bite. Dive into the delicious world of fusion cuisine and treat yourself to a Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich today. Happy cooking!

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