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Grilled Cheddar, Tomato, and Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Grilled Cheddar and Bacon Sandwiches

In my humble opinion, the grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect dish. It's comforting, nostalgic, delicious, warm, gooey, and crispy — all at the same time. There's only one ingredient that could take such a flawless sandwich to a whole new level: bacon. This recipe is the ideal midweek pick-me-up. Serve the sandwich with a mixed green salad and glass of white wine. Although the method has you griddle the bacon in a skillet, since the bacon grease is not used, I recommend baking the bacon in the oven.

To serve this crowd-pleasing sandwich to your family, get the recipe and

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Grilled Cheddar and Bacon Sandwiches

Grilled Cheddar and Bacon Sandwiches

Grilled Cheddar, Tomato and Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

8 thick-cut bacon slices
8 slices country-style sourdough bread or batard (cut on deep diagonal into 5x3x1/2-inch slices)
2 cups (packed) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
8 tomato slices, seeds removed, slices drained on paper towels
4 tablespoons mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels and drain. Wash and dry skillet.
  2. Place 4 bread slices on work surface. Press 1/4 cup grated cheese onto each slice. Top each with 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle with pepper. Place 2 bacon slices atop each, breaking into pieces if necessary to fit. Press 1/4 cup grated cheese over bacon on each.
  3. Top sandwiches with remaining bread slices, then spread 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise over top of each sandwich.
  4. Heat 2 heavy large skillets over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches, mayonnaise side down, to each skillet. Place plate atop both sandwiches to weigh down. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. Spread top of each sandwich with 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise. Turn sandwiches over, mayonnaise side down. Top with plates and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to work surface. Cut sandwiches crosswise in half and serve.

Serves 4.

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
bacon bacon bacon!!!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
bacon bacon bacon!!!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
And that would be laid. I got a little excited there.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Making that sandwich for someone could get a person soooooooo layed!
Liss1 Liss1 5 years
:drool:
Liss1 Liss1 5 years
:drool:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
GET IN MY BELLY! :drool:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
GET IN MY BELLY! :drool:
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 5 years
We make these with granny smith apples instead of tomatos...sooo good! And according to Cook this Not that there are only 330 calories!
Peggasus Peggasus 5 years
SO delicious, but definitely a once-in-a-while treat. My mother's been making them for us for years (decades), and usually at breakfast, where we have them open-faced. You know, that way we're saving the calories from that extra piece of bread. ;)
skigurl skigurl 5 years
it sounds and looks good, but seems like an overly fattening grilled cheese although my bf often puts bacon on grilled cheeses
skigurl skigurl 5 years
it sounds and looks good, but seems like an overly fattening grilled cheesealthough my bf often puts bacon on grilled cheeses
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
:DROOL:
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
:DROOL:
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