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

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.

Bacon-Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Author: Bake Up, Little Suzy
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 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.

 

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