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Bacon Crusted Grilled Cheese

How many times have you craved beer, bacon and cheese at the same time? Perhaps never… but it sounds good, right? Perhaps not… in fact the mere thought of it might make your arteries harden. But put aside those preconceptions – I present a combination you’ve never seen before: a nonfat, vegetarian and even nutritious combination of these 3 ingredients. A full helping of crispy, crusty, gooey goodness in convenient sandwich form. In short, this is one phenomenal sandwich.


2 slices of whole grain beer bread
2 slices nonfat american cheese (Kraft or Borden is best)
1/2t healthy butter
1/4t bacon salt


1. Preheat a small skillet to medium heat. Spread one slice of bread with half of the butter and sprinkle with half the bacon salt. Place butter-side down in the pan and top with both slices of american cheese. Spread the other slice of bread with the remaining butter and top with the remaining bacon salt. Cover the pan with a lid or plate to aid in the cheese-melting process.

2. After about 1-2 minutes, flip the sandwich and press down with the back of a spoon. If cheese is already melted then leave the lid off, otherwise replace the lid. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until both sides of the sandwich are browned, especially the bacon salt. Cut in half and serve.

Additional Info:

The key ingredient here is the bacon salt. You can find it online and in some stores. Otherwise you can throw some bacon bits inside the sandwich but it somehow loses some of its appeal in the process.