cheesy bbq garlic bread

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With all of the recipes for yummy, decadent, cheesy breads floating around on the internet, I just had to share one of my favorites. It’s tried and true, it’s delicious and what’s more, 85 gazillion other people don’t already have it on their food blogs. Do I sound annoyed? Okay, I am a little. Have you heard of Crack Bread? Of course you have. It’s one of the most unoriginal, over done recipes on Pinterest. I understand a recipe becoming popular on the internet. I think that’s cool. What bugs me is when food bloggers scour Pinterest boards and continue to regurgitate the same, stale recipes. Why? Why do they do this? I really want to know. We’re suppose to be original and inspiring people, come on! Rant over 😉

Sooooo…. here’s a new recipe to try. This bread is awesome with grilled meat and a simple tossed salad. I’ve brought it to potlucks and watched entire loaves of it be devoured in less than 5 minutes. Yup. It’s that good.

If you’re in a hurry, skip making the homemade BBQ sauce and use your favorite (you’ll need about 1 cup. + the fresh minced garlic) Otherwise, just follow the recipe below for pure decadence…

~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~

1 loaf of soft French bread (not baguette)

1 small yellow onion, chopped fine

3 cloves fresh minced garlic

3 Tablespoons butter

12 oz. chili sauce

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon prepared, whole grain mustard (or Dijon)

1 Tablespoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

Cook onion in butter until tender. Add all of the other ingredients, except the cheese, garlic powder and onion powder. Simmer gently, over low heat, until thickened.

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Without cutting through to the bottom, slice loaf in 1 inch slices…

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Put some of the BBQ sauce (approx. 1 Tablespoon) between each slice of bread.

Then stuff the shredded cheese between slices.

Last, sprinkle the garlic powder and onion powder evenly over the loaf…

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Wrap loaf in heavy duty foil…

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Bake for 25 minutes (or until hot all the way through) and cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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