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Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeño Sandwiches

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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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.
By Cheri Liefeld
Created May 8, 2012
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  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Customize these sandwiches by substituting your favorite bread or cheese.
  • tip 2
    Cook the bacon and jalapeño chile earlier and refrigerate until ready to use.


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