Cheese & onion toast

Tuck into a British classic for brunch or lunch – this version of cheese on toast is taken to the next level with stout, mustard and Worcestershire sauce

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 453
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 24g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 1.8g


  • 3 red onions
  • 1½ tbsp butter
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 50ml stout
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 75g grated cheddar
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small egg
  • 2 slices of toast


  1. Finely slice the red onions, then tip them into a large frying pan with the butter and a big pinch of salt. Cover and cook on a low-medium heat for 30 mins, stirring regularly. Take off the lid, then scatter with the sugar, season well and cook for 5 more mins until caramelised.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, then whisk in the stout and the English mustard. Stir in the grated cheddar and whisk until melted, then season and add a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Take off the heat, then whisk in the egg. Divide the onions between two toasts, top with dollops of the cheesy sauce, then grill for 2-3 mins until browning and bubbling.

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