Beer Battered Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Melty cheese, smoky bacon and beer-battered bread make this grilled cheese the ultimate comfort food.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

6
slices hickory-smoked bacon
4
slices rustic white bread
2
slices provolone cheese (3/4 oz each)
2
slices Cheddar cheese (3/4 oz each)
1
egg
3/4
cup pale ale beer
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1
tablespoon butter

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel.
  • 2 On 2 of the bread slices, place 1 slice provolone cheese, 3 slices bacon and 1 slice Cheddar cheese on each. Top with remaining bread slices.
  • 3 Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or to 375°F. In shallow bowl, beat egg, beer, flour and chili powder with fork until smooth. Dip each sandwich into batter, giving it a few seconds on each side to absorb the batter; drain excess batter back into bowl.
  • 4 Melt butter on hot griddle. Place sandwiches on griddle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Expert Tips

If you need to serve a crowd, this recipe can be doubled or tripled. Prepare all of the sandwiches first and then dip in the beer batter and cook them all at once on a griddle.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
170mg
170%;
Sodium
1220mg
1220%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.