Is there anything more enjoyable than a really good grilled cheese? Adding bacon and jalapeños take this comfort food classic to a new level of awesome.
There’s this moment, every time I eat a (good) grilled cheese sandwich, that I am just sure that this is the best thing I have ever eaten. When you’ve bitten through that crunchy, buttery bread and gotten to the gooey, cheese layer. It’s just magic. Now add bacon and pickled jalapeños to that? Drool-worthy stuff.
I make this version of a grilled cheese sandwich for us quite often. Lunch, indulgent breakfast, lazy dinner. This grilled cheese has featured all over the show and I can’t get enough. The trick to getting a seriously good grilled cheese is to double up on the cheese you use. I use both mozzarella for all that stringy, melty, goodness as well as mature cheddar for all that sharp flavour. It’s the best of both worlds and will result in a glorious grilled cheese, every time.
- 4 slices bread of your choice
- 1 cup grated mozzarella
- 1 cup grated mature cheddar
- 8 slices streaky bacon cooked to your preference
- pickled jalapeños
- 2 tablespoons butter
Pre-heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
Mix together the mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
Layer the cheese, bacon and pickled jalapeños on one slice of bread and sandwich with another.
Generously butter both sides then place the sandwich in the pre-heated pan.
Cook until golden brown on both sides with the cheese completely melted (placing a lid on the pan helps the cheese melt faster).
Remove from the pan, slice in half and serve.