Everything is better with bacon, so why not grilled cheese? Bacon is the ingredient for the challenge this week on Taste of Home's Cook's Corner community. I had thick sliced bacon, tomatoes from my Uncle's garden, and when I was searching for new recipes to try, this one really stood out to me. I changed very little from the original recipe- I used shredded part skim mozzarella since I had it on hand. The measurement is estimated- life is too short to measure shredded cheese. I added some basil along with the oregano, mixing them into the sour cream and then stirring in the diced onion. It made it very easy to divide between the sandwiches.
So good! I'm not winning any photography contests with this one. It looked delicious, smelled amazing, and I wanted to eat. Thank you so much to Nita C for sharing the recipe!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Bacon Topped Grilled Cheese
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
4 slice wheat bread
1/2 c mozzarella cheese -- shredded part skim
1 lg tomato -- thinly sliced
6 bacon strips, thick cut -- cooked
2 tbsps sour cream
2 tbsps finely diced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
4 slices cheddar cheese -- used Sargento Ultra Thin
1 tbsp butter -- softened
Preheat panini press to medium heat (I love my Cuisinart Griddler). Lay out 2 slices of bread. Top each with 1/4c mozzarella, half of the tomato, 3 strips of bacon. Combine sour cream, diced onion, oregano and basil. Divide between sandwiches. Place 2 slices of cheddar cheese on each one. Top with bread. Butter the bread, and place the sandwich on the press, buttered side down. Butter the now top slice of bread. Close press and cook the sandwich until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Shared on TOH Cook's Corner Ingredient Challenge
The Weekend Potluck #186