Grilled Pimento Cheese BLT
Grilled Pimento Cheese BLT
Cari Martens |
September 29, 2017 2:00 pm
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.
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cream cheese, softened
1 (2 ounce)
jar chopped pimentos, well drained
Tabasco® original Hot Sauce
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
sourdough or country white bread
iceberg lettuce leaves
slices bacon, cooked
Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, Tabasco® and Worcestershire sauce in bowl and stir to blend. Add shredded Cheddar cheese and stir until fully blended.
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.
Grill in a large skillet over medium-low heat on both sides, until bread is golden and cheese is melted.
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.
Chef Cari is the host of The Food Channel’s popular cooking series, :90 Seconds In The Kitchen. Her culinary expertise has a foundation in consumer insights and hands-on restaurant management. Martens was a Cultural Strategist for CultureWaves, the consumer insights network that fuels editorial content for The Food Channel, prior to expanding into culinary creative as The Food Channel’s chef and host. Before that, Martens served as General Manager for Ristorante Teatro, a high-end Italian restaurant concept in southwest Missouri. Her passion for food inspires fans worldwide, and she's known for her trademark phrase, "Now get in the kitchen!"
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