Sandwich Essentials: Bacon, Cheese, Pickle on Rye

Andy Anderson !


This is what I would describe as my “kicked up” version of a grilled cheese. My cheese of choice is sharp cheddar; however, choose whatever type you fancy.

Easy/Peasy to make, and the siracha gives it a bit of heat.

And, something great to go along with this would be some yummy tomato soup.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 - 2 dash(es)
  • 2 slice
    rye bread
  • 2 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 1 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 6 - 8 slice
    dill pickles, thinly sliced

How to Make Sandwich Essentials: Bacon, Cheese, Pickle on Rye


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place the bacon into a pan over medium heat, and cook until crispy, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels, and reserve. My little buddy (Guru) wants him some bacon.
  5. Remove the bacon grease from the pan.
  6. Add the siracha and mayonnaise together and spread half on one side of the rye bread.
  7. Chef’s Note: For a bigger bang, add more siracha.
  8. Add the bread, mayo side down to the pan, then add half the cheese.
  9. Add the bacon.
  10. Add the pickles.
  11. Add the remainder of the cheese.
  12. Add the other rye slice to the top, and brush with the remaining mayo/siracha.
  13. Cook over medium to medium-low heat, until toasted on both sides, and the cheese is nice and melty, about 3 – 4 minutes per side.
  14. I use a weight to press down on the sandwich as it is cooking.
  16. Serve while still hot with chips, or whatever you fancy. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sandwich Essentials: Bacon, Cheese, Pickle on Rye

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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