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Grilled Cheese Appetizer

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  Tortilla chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Homemade Or Purchased)
  Olive oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Tomatoes 2 Large, seeded and chopped
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Jalapeno chiles/Other small hot chiles, stemmed and chopped 6
  Salt To Taste
  Cheese 2 Pound (Munster Jack Or Fontina)
  Cooked shrimp 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Jalapeno chile 1

Prepare Fried Tortilla Chips; set aside.
Heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat.
When oil is hot, add onion and cook, stirring, until soft (about 10 minutes).
Add tomatoes and cinnamon.
Increase heat to high and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add chopped chiles and, if desired, season to taste with salt.
Set aside.
Meanwhile, trim rind from cheese and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Arrange in an 8- to 10-inch heatproof baking dish at least 1 1/2 inches deep, overlapping slices to cover bottom.
Just before serving, spread tomato mixture in a 6-inch circle on top of cheese; sprinkle with shrimp.
Garnish with whole chile.
Place dish on a grill 4 to 6 inches above a bed of medium-hot coals that have been pushed to one side of barbecue.
As cheese melts, move dish to cooler part of barbecue.
Offer chips to scoop up mixture.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5399 Calories from Fat 3399

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 385 g592.7%

Saturated Fat 203.6 g1017.9%

Trans Fat 0.8 g

Cholesterol 1186.7 mg395.6%

Sodium 7568.7 mg315.4%

Total Carbohydrates 213 g70.9%

Dietary Fiber 22.7 g90.7%

Sugars 38.2 g

Protein 276 g552.5%

Vitamin A 263.7% Vitamin C 192.4%

Calcium 703.9% Iron 87.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Cheese Appetizer Recipe