Recipe: Grilled Cheese and BBQ Saucy Tomato Soup

Grill Tips, Grilling, Kelly B's 101, Sauce

Though the weather is getting chilly, a grill master’s work is never done. Of course, there’s a grilled combination perfect for the colder weather. And, as we like to say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a grill!” You’ll find that this zesty soup delivers the BBQ flavor you crave in the dead of winter, perfect for warming your bones and your taste buds. Check out the recipe:


For the grilled cheese:
2 slices of thick Texas toast per person
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese per person (Or more if desired. You can never have too much cheese!)
1/4 cup butter, melted

For the saucy soup:
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 large white onion cut into wedges
2 cups chicken stock
1 28-oz can whole tomatoes
1/4 cup Kelly B’s Sauce (we like the Spicy option for a more robust soup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 large pot


  1. In the pot, melt your butter and add the onion, chicken stock, can of whole tomatoes, Kelly B’s sauce, garlic, and salt. We recommend making the soup on a stove so you can quickly control the heat changes.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat, allowing everything to simmer (uncovered) for 30-40 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the onions are soft.
  3. Take the pot off the stove and blend everything together into a creamy consistency.
  4. Now it’s time for the grilled cheese. Paint the first thick slice with melted butter and grill over medium, indirect heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Place two or more slices of cheddar cheese on the unbuttered side of the bread and put the sandwich together.
  6. Paint the top of the second slice of bread with melted butter and turn the sandwich over. Grill the new side for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove the sandwich and cut diagonally to create two perfect-for-dipping triangles.
  8. Dunk your triangle of cheesy, grilled goodness into your new favorite soup and take a bite. Who knew your grill could create such awesome comfort food? Oh, that’s right. We did.

Pro tip: Avoid acid reflux and add a pinch of sugar to the soup. This helps reduce the acidity of the tomatoes.