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Bacon-Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 11, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.

Bacon-Roasted Grilled Cheese sliced

Congratulate me, Friends: I created a grilled cheese and serendipity sandwich.

Bacon-Roasted Grilled Cheese open

One very special day, I’d had bacon for breakfast, which left me with a couple tablespoons of liquid gold, i.e. rendered bacon fat. I decided to re-purpose that fat to roast a couple cloves of garlic. After roasting the garlic, I was left with garlic-infused bacon fat, so, really, what choice did I have but to re-re-purpose it to grill my sandwich.

And oh, what a remarkable, ridiculous sandwich it was. It tasted like a bright, fresh caprese salad got loaded on tequila and cheese fries, and woke up in a strange apartment, unsure of just who was posting true confessions on her Facebook wall all night long. It was delicious, and a little embarrassing.

For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.

5.0 from 4 reviews

Bacon-Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Recipe type: Sandwich
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Servings: 1
 
It tastes like a bright, fresh caprese salad got loaded on tequila and cheese fries, and woke up in a strange apartment, unsure of just who was posting true confessions on her Facebook wall all night long. It’s delicious, and a little embarrassing.
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons rendered bacon grease
  • 2 slices challah bread
  • Italian 4-cheese blend
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, cut in short strips
  • Basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Remove two cloves from a head of garlic, but do not peel off the papery skin. Place the cloves on a small square of foil and drizzle on about a tablespoon of bacon fat. Wrap the cloves tightly in foil, and roast for 25 minutes, until the garlic is squishy.
  3. Reserve the garlic-infused bacon fat.
  4. Remove the garlic cloves from the peel and spread onto one slice of the challah.
  5. Top the garlic with shredded cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.
  6. Close up the sandwich, and brush the outsides of the bread with the reserved garlicky bacon fat.
  7. Griddle on medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.

 


14 Comments »

  1. jan says:

    giggle … the tequila and cheese fries sent me over the edge :) Thanks for sharing, excellent re-re-purposing if you ask me :)

  2. Oh my, this one looks divine! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I think I’ve just found my perfect hangover breakfast! Can’t wait to give this a try. Pinned!

    • Bake Up, Little Suzy says:

      Yes! Hangover food. One of my dreams is to have a grilled cheese truck — I’ll park outside of bars at closing time and make a fortune.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Bacon Roasted Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes, a special flavor blend to make this a great Grilled Cheese. Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Patricia P says:

    Wow! That looks absolutely decadent! Nothing beats a good grilled cheese. I’m visiting from the Sunday blog hop.

  6. Lisa says:

    Yummy in my tummy!

  7. Addicted to Recipes says:

    I think my husband would LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  8. Becky says:

    Wow, this one looks incredible!

  9. Michelle says:

    Hi,

    I followed you over from Mix it up Monday and looks amazing!

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

  10. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite thus far! They all look super yummy! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!

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