Bacon Grilled Cheese
There is a grilled cheese sandwich food truck here in Asheville that I love! On Sunday’s it’s usually sitting at the Wedge Brewery and we are usually there after a long ride :). It’s one of those times where eating a grilled cheese sandwich isn’t laden with guilt since it’ snot exactly the “healthiest” thing around. One of the things they do well and understand is how important the quality of the bread they use is to making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. I went to a grilled cheese food truck once in Jacksonville and they used Wonder Bread – I was floored.
Anyways, before I digress into that topic, let’s get back on track onto what I like to call my “recovery grilled cheese”. The one in particular that we always split is called the Firebird. It has cheddar cheese, turkey, bacon, tomato and a chipotle may on it. And if you like, you can add some jalapeños to it also. Yum! Now that we are heading into the winter months, tomatoes aren’t really all that great anymore – even on a a grilled cheese. Instead of making this a turkey bacon grilled cheese, I decided to put some avocado on it. Turkey, bacon, cheddar, avocado and jalapeños makes this a recovery southwest grilled cheese sandwich :).
This grilled cheese really is amazing, even though I wouldn’t file it under low-calorie or low-fat! Save it for a post-workout meal like I do. And remember —— Use good bread!
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Turkey, Avocado and Bacon Grilled Cheese
- 4 slices of really good quality bread
- 2 slices of cheddar cheese
- 2 pieces of bacon
- 4 slices of turkey (2 ounces)
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Start with the bacon. You can either fry it or take a shortcut and throw it in the microwave. I put it in between 2 pieces of paper towels and microwave on high for a few minutes.
- Once the bacon is cooked, you'll want to heat a non-stick skillet to medium-low heat.
- While it's heating up, assemble the sandwiches.
- Melt one tablespoon of butter in the skillet and place the sandwiches in it. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Take the sandwich out of the skillet. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and place the sandwich back in, on the opposite side. Cook for a few more minutes. Once the bread is crisp and the cheese is melted, remove and serve!
High Fiber, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free