SGT Tin Hut shares the secret to his popular Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Recipe & How-To Instructions
April is National Grilled Cheese Month , and in honor of this quintessential comfort food, we’re highlighting Tin Hut BBQ’s savory take on the classic sandwich. People often ask Tin Hut BBQ founder/owner Frank Diaz how he makes his popular grilled cheese concoction, and he is only too happy to share his technique.
The Tin Hut Grilled Cheese, a decadent blend of gooey cheese and savory pulled pork, is popular with local fans as well as visitors to Hawaii, who say:
“… The Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese is also to die for. The breads on each respective sandwich are delicious — I don’t think they’re Love’s, but I want to know who bakes them.” ~ Philip C. from Tinton Falls N.J. on Yelp
“We love Tin Hut BBQ on Hickam! Friendly staff, great location and the food is Amazing! They accept Credit Card that is a plus! My favorite thing so far is the Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese, however this last time I got the Brisket Sliders and they were amazing as well.” ~Mandy C. on Yelp
“I tried the “Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese” I LOVED THAT THING!!
I love grilled cheese and i love eating piggies, so to combine the 2 was awesome!” ~ Dianne H. on Yelp
“Another [Tin Hut] favorite is Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork…which heightens the classic sandwich’s flavor profile with generous portions of tender, marinated pork.” ~ Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Dining Out
Tin Hut BBQ Grilled Cheese Recipe
Makes 4 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- ½ Cup of Tin Hut BBQ’s Creamy Butter Mix
- 8 slices Medium Cheddar Cheese
- 4 slices Muenster Cheese (Tip: Havarti is a good substitute for the Ooey & Gooey texture)
- 12 ozs Pulled Pork, Tin Hut Style (We use a Cookshack smoker)
- Tin Hut’s BBQ Sauce
- 8 slices of Jumbo Bread (Tin Hut BBQ use Loves Jumbo Sandwich Bread)
- Squeeze bottle with water
- Hot Griddle temp 375 degrees F
- Spread Savory Butter mix on bread…all the way to corner
- Place Cheese: 2 slices of Cheddar, 1 slice of Muenster (or Havarti) inside sandwich
- Place bread on griddle with cheese on each side of bread
- Let toast for a few minutes
- Place about 3 ozs of pulled pork on one side of sandwich, garnish with BBQ sauce
- Close sandwich and grill until toasted to desired color
- Place cheese melting dome over sandwich and using a squeeze bottle to generate steam. Steam will melt cheese quicker while maintaining the crunchiness of the bread
Once melted, cut in half and enjoy!
Tin Hut BBQ, A Disabled American Veteran Owned & Family Operated Food Truck Business, Uses A Complete & Portable Commercial Kitchen & Smoker To Serve Some Of The Best Smoked BBQ In Hawaii To Our Military, Local Communities, Businesses, Organizations, & at many Special Events. Ask about our Catering Services!