Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Grilled Cheese.
Say it with me!
BURRATA GRILLED CHEESE.
My life is changed forever. Is your life forever changed? Mine is. Forever. And ever. I swear. Forever-ever.
No more grilled cheese without burrata, that’s for sure.
What on earth have I been doing with my life that I’ve completely NEGLECTED to put burrata in my grilled cheese? I desperately need someone to tell me because I have no clue. It’s like life didn’t even begin until I ate this sandwich.
No, I am not dramatic at all.
I’m also almost certain that the reason I started eating tomatoes a few years ago is because the heirlooms are just way too gorgeous to pass by. I mean, how could I NOT want to eat something so beautiful?
It was kind of like what I did with coffee. Everyone else was drinking coffee and being all cool, so I started drinking coffee because I wanted to be cool. Everyone was eating heirlooms on instagram, so I started eating heirlooms on instagram.
Cady Heron was wearing army pants and flip flops, so I was wearing army pants and flip flops.
You know. You get it.
So, what else is sort of special aside from the seasoned tomatoes and melty burrata cheese?
Oh, no big deal, just some brown butter that we cooked the grilled cheese in. Toasty, brown buttered sourdough bread.
This is one of those simple summer meals that doesn’t require tons of ingredients, but tastes insanely delicious.
I cannot take it! Buuuuut I so can.
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Grilled Cheese
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 balls of burrata cheese
- 4 slices “sturdy” bread, like sourdough
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese for sprinkling
- fresh basil leaves
- To make the brown butter, place the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and immediately begin whisking. Stir as it bubbles, and after 3 to 4 minutes (or sooner!) you should see brown bits appear on the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat immediately and continue to whisk for another 30 seconds or use. Pour the butter into a bowl and and stick the bowl in the fridge or the freezer so it comes to a solid, spreadable form. You can do this ahead of time and just leave the butter sit at room temperature.
- Pat the tomatoes dry with a paper towel, especially if they are extra juicy. Do the same with the burrata cheese since it was most likely soaking in water or brine.
- Heat a large skillet or grilled over medium-low heat. The key is cooking the sandwiches low and slow. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper all over the tomato slices. Pull apart the balls of burrata so you have 4 pieces total. On the bread slices, layer one piece of pulled-apart burrata cheese, then layer tomatoes on top. Cover with the other piece of burrata. Spread the outsides of the bread with the room-temp brown butter.
- Cook the sandwich until the outsides of the bread are golden brown and crunchy and the cheese is melty. If at any time it seems like you need more butter, add it or add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan. Remove from the skillet and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Slice and serve immediately with fresh basil.
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45 Comments on “Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Grilled Cheese.”
Army pants, flip flops, and burrata grilled cheese sounds like the best plan right about now! Love the brown butter addition.
it’s the best. xoxo
Brown butter!!! That’s all I needed to hear. Wait, wait, I am dying over the gorgeous heirlooms too. Most importantly, if Cady Heron is doing it, I’m doing it.
I’ve never but burrata on my grilled cheese sandwiches either! Sounds like I have been missing out!
you need to try!
THIS is the grilled cheese of all grilled cheeses.
I had to look up what burrata was! What the what??? And I’m thinking the lovely burrata will also be amazing like grilled brie….oh yes.
oh my gosh! you must get some ASAP.
I made a burrata grilled cheese a couple of weeks ago and it was so good I had to lay down afterwards haha. Looks good!
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hahahaha this made me laugh out loud.
i paid almost $10 for a grilled cheese yesterday (i was just really craving crispy bread and melty cheese), and it was good, but this sounds amazing and much more worthy of being a $10 grilled cheese. if this doesn’t scream SUMMER DON’T LEAVE ME, i’m not sure what does.
you’re so right.
Crazy!! You took it to another level with the burrata and heirloom tomatoes, but brown butter! My mind is blown! This looks amazing!
Yum!! Hoping that I’ll have a million heirloom tomatoes ready to pluck from my garden when I get home from vacation so that I can live off this grilled cheese!
And I’m so on the same page about eating heirlooms because I wanted to be cool/they were pretty. It’s only been within the past few months that I started eating them and actually kind of liking it.
they are just so pretty!
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hahah LOVE the mean girls reference. That movie never gets old – next up you’ll be Amy Poehler as Regina George’s mom: “there are no rules in this house. I’m not like a regular mom – I’m a cool mom.” And cool moms put burrata on their grilled cheese! This sounds insane and I am 100% going straight to the store after work to make this for dinner tonight.
Happy weekend and enjoy your road trip!
i might say that every single week already…
Yum!! I love that we both posted recipes for sandwiches with heirloom tomatoes. :)
Yummmmm I can’t even handle this. I put burrata on a pizza for the first time a few weeks ago and that was life changing but I can’t imagine how amazing it is on grilled cheese! Making this ASAP.
omg it is SO good on pizza!
The brown butter took this from dreamy to losing my mind I need to try this right now. Plus it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Whaaaaaaaat. You’re absolutely right, how has this combination never crossed my mind? Burrata is pretty much the Queen of Cheeses, and should totally be in everything (it’s the superior caprese cheese, just sayin.) I love the brown butter sourdough you plopped it on too – bravo Jess!
queen of cheeses… that is brilliant.
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Whoaa..!! Look delicious, and yummy! Healthy menu, must try this recipe at home.
Grilled cheese perfection.
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Just curious why you do not cut slivers of basil and just include inside the sandwich?
I make with those square ciabatta rolls from Costco toasted and buttered, then add fresh burrata slices and tomatoes and fresh slivered basil along with seasonings which also always include fresh ground pepper.
I will try your version. I have all the ingredients on hand. I use the Buffalo burrata Costco sells. I think it is tastier than the cow’s milk version —but hey, any burrata is sure ether than none!
I have never seen heirloom tomatoes, but next year I will order some seeds and grow my own. The burrata will have to come from Amazon and the price will be dear, but I simply must try this sandwich! Thanks for a yummy sounding recipe!