Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches
Servings: 4 Prep 45 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded jalapeno Jack cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 12 large arugula leaves
  • 4 teaspoons butter or margarine

Make It

1. Blot beans dry with paper toweling. Combine beans, jalapeno Jack cheese and cumin in a bowl.

2. Spread half the bean-cheese mixture over 4 slices of bread.

3. Brush avocado slices with lemon juice and place on bean-topped bread slice, dividing equally. Top each bread slice with 3 arugula leaves. Spread remaining bean-cheese mixture over arugula and top each sandwich with remaining bread slices.

4. Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Place 2 sandwiches in the skillet and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Using a wide metal spatula, carefully turn sandwiches over and cook, pressing down slightly on top of each sandwich, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining butter and sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 528, Fat, total (g): 28, chol. (mg): 48, carb. (g): 54, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 818, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.