Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon with Pepper Jelly

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Amy Freeze

By
@amyfreeze

For me, my greatest grilled cheese mistake is trying to cram too much between two slices of bread. My grilled cheeses always have stuff sliding and oozing out the sides. But, hey…I’ve always heard “the messier, the better!”

Last night’s grilled cheese dinner was no different. I wanted to try something new, and my husband wanted simple. We both used sourdough bread, thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, and pepper jelly, but where he wanted deli sliced colby-jack, I wanted scoops of good ole fashioned pimento cheese. The end result…ooey, gooey, hang-your-head-over-your-plate goodness.

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After one bite of this grilled cheese, it was all I thought about the rest of the afternoon. Pimento cheese is a favorite for this southern gal, and I love using it as a basis for a grilled cheese. It's so creamy and melts nicely. You get a bit more sweet and spicy from the pepper jelly. Bacon adds a smoky finish, and we all know everything is better with bacon! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Griddle

Ingredients

  • 2 slice
    sourdough bread
  • 2 tsp
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    pepper jelly
  • 1/4 c
    butter,melted
  • 1/4 c
    pimento cheese
  • 3 slice
    crisp thick cut bacon

How to Make Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon with Pepper Jelly

Step-by-Step

  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Grill over medium heat until golden brown and crisp. Remove from heat.
  2. Brush the opposite side with melted butter and spread pepper jelly on the grilled side of one slice.
  3. Then, divide the pimento cheese in half and spread on the grilled side of each slice. Place the freshly buttered, ungrilled side of each slice on the griddle/frying pan. Allow to grill.
  4. As cheese melts, the jelly side will get loose. Place 3 slices of crisp cooked bacon on the diagonal of one side.
  5. Flip the other cheese side to cover the bacon.
  6. Remove sandwich from the griddle/frying pan to a cutting board. Allow to rest for a minute. Cut sandwich on the opposite diagonal from the bacon. Serve with extra pepper jelly for dipping.

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About Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon with Pepper Jelly

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern




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