Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Guacamole Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 Is it warming up in your neck of the woods yet?

We are slowly getting warmer and with the warmness I am getting antsy to cook summer food.  You know the kind that doesn't heat up your house.

Grilled cheese is one of the favorites at our house.  Mostly because you can dress it up and be fancy or you can keep it super simple.  My sister introduced my to this delicious combination.  It is one messy, gooey, amazing sandwich.  We loved the addition of guacamole and then artisan bread and it was fantastic.  Definitely a winner and perfect for summer evenings!

Guacamole Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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6 slices bacon
6 slices sour dough bread
3 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups jack and cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp guacamole, room temperature


2 large avocados, mashed
1 lime, juice
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1 roma tomato, seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
salt and pepper to taste

1.  To make guacamole, combine all ingredients in medium bowl and set aside.

2.  To make the sandwich, cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.

3.  Butter one side of each slice of bread, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese onto the unbuttered side of one slice of bread followed by 2 tbsp guacamole, 2 pieces of bacon, another 1/4 cup cheese and finally top with the remaining slice of bread with the buttered side up.

4.  Grill over medium heat until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Enjoy!

Source: Closet Cooking
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