Grilled cheese is one of those dishes that we just don’t make often enough. I think all the butter scares me a bit but once I get past it all and resign myself to the fact that grilled cheese will never be healthy, I enjoy it to the nth degree… Of butter.
I think bacon and cheese make the best duo ever and always will. This grilled cheese is an adult version of the typical classic – I’m pretty sure I would have tried to pick out the oats and seeds in the bread had you tried serving this to me when I was a kid and I’m sure I would have complained about the dijon addition.
Sadly, I never had a refined palate growing up.
I happen to think the seed-filled oat bread is key in this recipe. I used my local grocery store’s bakery version and recommend fresh-baked bread but if you prefer packaged bread, that would work. Use as much or as little cheese as you want and be generous with the mustard sauce!
BACON CHEDDAR GRILLED CHEESE WITH SWEET MUSTARD
Yield: 4 sandwiches
4 slices bacon
1/4 c mozzarella, shredded or sliced
3/4 c cheddar, shredded or sliced
8 slices oat whole wheat bread
2 tsp dijon mustard
3 T BBQ sauce
2 T mayonnaise
Butter one side of each bread slice. Mix mustard, bbq and mayo in a small bowl. Spread 1 T of mayo-mustard mixture on the non-buttered sides of 4 bread slices. Top with bacon and cheese and remaining bread slices, making sure buttered sides are facing up.
Melt 1 T butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add buttered sandwiches and press down on sandwiches. Once cheese begins to melt, flip sandwiches over and press down again.*
*A cast iron skillet is perfect for pressing sandwiches down.