This grilled cheese is filled with everything but the kitchen sink

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What do you call it when you mix grilled cheese and a sloppy joe? We're not quite sure ... but it definitely has pickles in it. The recipe below is a true comfort food sandwich mashup, featuring the best elements of both grilled cheese and sloppy joes. Dill pickles add just the right amount of acidity to cut through the richness of this truly moreish sandwich.
To make sure the sandwiches hold up to their namesake sloppy filling, be sure to use a sturdy bread -- in preference to the sandwich bread shown in the video. Artisanal sandwich bread sliced thickly or Texas toast bread work well, but you could also go for thickly sliced sourdough as a foil for the tangy dill pickle filling.
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Dill pickle sloppy joe grilled cheese
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10 minutes
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ cup ketchup
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
salt and pepper
½ cup dill pickle brunoise
8 thick slices of bread
6 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices American cheese
Heat the olive oil over high heat in a skillet. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When browned, add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, ketchup and mustard, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the dill pickles and set the mixture aside.
Butter all the slices of bread on both sides. Put a cheese slice on each one, then evenly divide the sloppy joe mixture over half of the slices. Close the sandwiches.
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook each sandwich for 3-4 minutes per side, until the bread is nicely browned and the cheese is melted.
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