Who loves a good grilled cheese? This girl loves a good grilled cheese! If I’ve done my research, you probably do too. Who knew four ingredients would make such an addictive combination?
You will want to make a big batch of pimento cheese to A) make this sandwich and B) just to have around to eat out of the bowl (did I really even need to lay that out?). Please don’t omit the piquillo pepper sauce! Make the recipe and dip your sandwich in it…SO SO SO DELICIOUS.
Pimento Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Jalapeños
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Sandwiches
- 1 pound of thick-cut bacon
- 1 cup pimento cheese
- 30 pickled jalapeno slices
- 8 slices good-quality sandwich bread
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise, for spreading on outside
Preheat the oven to 400°. Lay the bacon in a single layer on an aluminum-foiled lined baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 12 to 14 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat for at least 10 minutes. Lay the bread slices out and spread approximately 2 tablespoons of pimento cheese spread on each side. Arrange the jalapeno and bacon slices on one side of the bread and top with the second slice. Spread both outsides of each sandwich with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Grill the sandwiches for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Keep warm in a 200° oven if you have to grill the sandwiches in batches. Allow to cool for several minutes before serving.