Tin Hut BBQ Grilled Cheese Recipe

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


  1. Spread Savory Butter mix on bread…all the way to corner
  2. Place Cheese: 2 slices of Cheddar, 1 slice of Muenster (or Havarti) inside sandwich

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place bread on griddle with cheese on each side of bread
  2. Let toast for a few minutes
  3. Place about 3 ozs of pulled pork on one side of sandwich, garnish with BBQ sauce
  4. Close sandwich and grill until toasted to desired color
  5. 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

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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!