Grilled Pimento Cheese BLT

Nothing speaks comfort food like a grilled cheese sandwich with a twist. This version, created by the chefs of The Food Channel featured pimento, Tobasco and sharp cheddar cheese.

Grilled Pimento Cheese BLT

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

4 people

This delicious mash-up pairs the comfort food appeal of a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with a classic BLT. The combination of gooey pimento cheese on buttery crisp bread, salty-crisp bacon, juicy fresh-cut tomatoes and fresh lettuce may just be the perfect sandwich!

For easy sandwich prep, the pimento cheese spread can be made ahead and held refrigerated for 1 week.

Want to see how the experts do it? Click here to see the how-to video.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimentos, well drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco® original Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • As needed butter, melted
  • 8 slices sourdough or country white bread
  • As needed iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked

Preparation

  • 1 Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, Tabasco® and Worcestershire sauce in bowl and stir to blend. Add shredded Cheddar cheese and stir until fully blended.
  • 2 Brush outer sides of bread lightly with melted butter; place on work surface, buttered sides down. Spread pimento cheese evenly on bottom four slices of bread; close with top slices of bread.
  • 3 Grill in a large skillet over medium-low heat on both sides, until bread is golden and cheese is melted.
  • 4 Open grilled cheese sandwiches; layer lettuce, tomato and bacon on bottom halves of sandwiches. Close with top halves of sandwich, insert picks if desired and diagonal slice.

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