Grilled Cheese BLT ♥

Two classics in one, the grilled cheese sandwich & the BLTOH MY. May I just say that there are far too few sandwiches in this household? Perhaps it's no wonder, then, that on the rare occasion that bread, bacon, cheese and tomatoes were on hand at the same time, there was no deciding whether to make a grilled cheese or a BLT -- and so I combined them. Thank you, Sandwich Gods, thank you.

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Grilled Cheese BLT

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Serves 1 (easily multiplied)

2 slices bacon
2 slices bread
Thin slather of mayonnaise
Sprinkling of a good melting cheese (I loved the chipotle cheddar)
Sprinkle of good pepper
1 wonderful tomato
Lettuce if you have it

In a non-stick skillet, cook the bacon til crispy. Pour off the bacon grease into a glass jar. (Save it for another use. If you want ideas, just search on 'bacon grease' or 'bacon fat' in the Search Box on top.) Spread mayonnaise, cheese and pepper on the bread slices. Top one side with bacon, then the tomato and lettuce. Use your best balancing skills to combine the two slices and put in the hot skillet. Cook for a couple of minutes per side, til the bread crisps up and the cheese melts. Slice and chow down.

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  1. I love how meaty the tomato looks!

  2. What a delicious Saturday lunch! Yum!

  3. That looks great. We have a cafe at work, and I often order a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato; it's such a yummy combo!

  4. These are just as I remember. Growing up, my mom and aunt would take the kids to the diner, and more often than not, we'd order these. They are still on the menu. Thank goodness some things never change.

  5. Oh, yes. Now that's a sandwich I can get behind!


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