Grilled Cheddar, Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches



  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 8 slices country-style sourdough bread (cut on deep diagonal into 5 x 3 x 1/2 inch slices)
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 slices ripe firm Tomatoes, seeds removed,and slices drained on paper towels
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise


  1. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon for about 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp.
  2. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  3. Wash skillet out and dry.
  4. On a clean work surface, place four slices of bread and press 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar onto each slice.
  5. Top each with two slices of tomato and sprinkle with pepper.
  6. Place two bacon slices over the tomato, breaking to fit sandwich if necessary.
  7. Press 1/4 cup cheese over bacon on each.
  8. Top with remaining bread slices and spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on each.
  9. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat.
  10. Cook two sandwiches at a time, mayonnaise side down, and placing a plate on top of each sandwich to weigh it down.
  11. Cook until bottoms are golden brown, approximately 2 minutes.
  12. Remove plates and spread top of each sandwich with 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise and flip them over.
  13. Once again, top each with a plate and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
  14. Transfer to work surface and cut sandwiches in half crosswise.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

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