Bacon Grilled Cheese

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes


8 slices sourdough bread

1 stick butter (room temperature, or 1/4 cup mayonnaise)

16 slices bacon

1 tablespoon bacon fat

4 slices cheddar cheese

4 slices pepper jack

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F, lay bacon sheet pan in even layer and cook until crispy. Save the bacon grease and place cooked bacon on paper towel.

2. Spread butter or mayonnaise over the outside of each slice of bread.

3. Divide the cheese and bacon over 4 slices of bread and top with 4 remaining slices of bread.

4. Preheat a skillet or griddle over medium heat, add 1 tsp of bacon fat for each sandwich.

5. Grill sandwich until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and grill the other side until golden.

Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.