Cheese and Onion Sandwiches w/ HP Sauce

My parents are English. They moved to America just before they had my older brother and have been sneaking delicacies from the motherland onto or dinner plates ever since.  I’m not going to lie, some traditional UK foods are not the best. But before you let visions of Christmas pudding and jellied eel turn your stomach, allow me to introduce you to something straight out of England that is absolute perfection in a bottle: HP Sauce.

HP sauce is a sweet and tangy sauce that has a malt vinegar base blended with tomato, dates, tamarind extract and various other magical spices. It’s good on just about anything, but I particularly enjoy it on cheesy things like macaroni, omelets and, of course, grilled cheese sandwiches. And speaking of grilled cheese sandwiches, here’s a slightly different take on the American classic: grilled cheese with grilled onions on raisin bread. Sweet and salty. My favorite.

All you need is some good bread (I used a pecan and raisin bread which was amazing), grilled onions, butter, some nice sharp cheese and your favorite brown sauce. You’ll notice I have two types – regular old HP and HP Fruity. They’re both delicious. Try either one. Try both. You can’t go wrong.

First, slice up your bread and butter each piece on one side.

Grate a generous pile of whatever cheese you have on hand.

And assemble your sandwiches in a pan, butter side out.

Cook them over medium-low heat until they’re crispy on the outside and all the cheese has melted.

Dip them in brown sauce and thank me later.


  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Grilled onions
  • Brown sauce


  1. Slice bread
  2. Butter bread
  3. Grate cheese
  4. Build sandwiches
  5. Fry sandwiches
  6. Dip sandwiches
  7. Eat sandwiches
  8. Repeat as necessary



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