The Baconator Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

I just love bacon and garden fresh tomato sandwiches. There is nothing like it - it just screams summer time! This sandwich is sweet, spicy, and savory, with of course - garden fresh Better Boy tomato slices. The pickled onion rings add an unusual twist and are totally worth the time. You can snack on them while you are working on your sandwich - just make sure you save enough for the sandwich!


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Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Griddle

Ingredients

FOR THE BACON:

5 slice
thick sliced hicory smoked bacon
orange blossom honey
1 tsp
morton's hot chipotle salt

FOR THE SANDWICH SAUCE:

1/2 c
mayonnaise
1 tsp
sriracha sauce
1 tsp
ketchup
1/2 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
honey
1/4 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp
horseradish sauce
1/8 tsp
each garlic powder, ancho chili powder, dried dill, dried oregano, onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

THE OTHER SANDWICH INGREDIENTS:

4 slice
good quality bread - i chose sourdough
2 Tbsp
butter, salted and at room temperature
1
tomato, fresh from the garden is best
2
romaine lettuce leaves torn
1
avocado, peeled and sliced
2 slice
pepperjack cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a container add all ingredients for the sauce.
2
Stir well to combine. Taste for salt and pepper. Refrigerate covered until ready to assemble sandwich.

Just a note - this sauce is so good it could be used as a dip for veggies, or on burgers, and other sandwiches.
3
On an aluminum foil cover baking sheet place bacon. Drizzle honey over the baking and spread evenly. Sprinkle hot salt over bacon. I know it may seem odd to put salt on bacon, but the Morton Hot Salt has more heat than salt flavor.
4
Bake at 350 until bacon is to your liking. I like it done but not too crispy.
5
When bacon is done - remove and cover to keep warm.
6
Heat your griddle pan on medium heat. Butter bread on both sides and place on griddle. Flip and grill the other side. Place a slice of pepperjack on 2 of the slices.
7
Remove and place on work surface. On the other 2 slices - spread sauce generously.
8
Add the rest of the sandwich ingredients evenly over the the grilled bread and assemble - bacon, onion ring, tomato, and lettuce.
9
I hope you enjoy your bacon sandwich immensely!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American