Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeño Sandwiches

We grilled up a spicier version of the traditional grilled cheese sandwich by adding a chopped jalapeño chile and bacon slices to sharp cheddar. They're ready to bite into in just 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
slices bacon
1/2
jalapeño chile, finely chopped
1/4
cup butter, softened
8
slices country-style bread
12
oz sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced

  • 1 In 8-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from skillet to paper towel. Add chile to bacon drippings in skillet; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Place chile on paper towel.
  • 2 Spread butter on both sides of each slice of bread. Top each of 4 bread slices with layer of cheese, chopped chile, 2 slices of bacon and another layer of cheese. Cover each with second slice of bread.
  • 3 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sandwiches until bread is browned and cheese begins to melt. Turn sandwiches; cook until cheese is completely melted.

Expert Tips

Customize these sandwiches by substituting your favorite bread or cheese.

Cook the bacon and jalapeño chile earlier and refrigerate until ready to use.