Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

As some of you know, I am a big fan of peameal bacon and in particular I enjoy using it in sandwiches! Peameal bacon is made with the pork loin which is leaner than the belly and it is cured or pickled in a brine before being rolled in peameal or cornmeal. I have had this particular peameal bacon sandwich on my mind for a few weeks now and I could not hold off on making it any longer. The idea behind this sandwich was pretty simple, containing the peameal bacon, roasted tomatoes cheddar cheese and a sweet and tangy honey grainy mustard. I had intended on waiting for the tastier field tomatoes to start showing up but I figured that roasting the tomatoes would be concentrating their flavour anyways so I gave into temptation and made them now. It is hard to go wrong combining bacon and roasted tomatoes and this sandwich surely is a juicy, messy and tasty treat! (If you cannot get your hands on some peameal these sandwiches would also be good with regular bacon or even Canadian bacon.)

Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

Tip: Most of the time involved in this recipe comes from roasting the tomatoes and you can easily roast them ahead of time on the weekend and have a few more of these tasty sandwiches during the week as quick meals. Just store the roasted tomatoes in the fridge and warm them up in the microwave before assembling the sandwiches later on.

Assemble the sandwich while everything is still warm to get that cheese to start to melt!

Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

Peameal Bacon and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grainy Honey Mustard

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 1

Roasted tomatoes are just packed with flavour and really make this peameal bacon sandwich special!

  • 1 medium tomato, cut in half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices peameal or Canadian bacon or 3 slices regular bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon honey mixed into 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  1. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in a preheated 350F/180C oven for an hour.
  2. When the tomatoes have cooled a bit, cook the bacon and assemble the sandwich while still warm so that the cheese starts to melt.


Llamabean said...

This looks delicious, my husband loves Peameal Bacon, do you have a DIY version on that?
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Claudia said...

I am easily influenced and will be looking for this bacon. I have just finished cleaning up dinner. Too soon to make your grilled cheese?

Elizabeth said...

The roasted tomatoes look delicious!

Mimi G said...

This sandwich looks so good! I have grave doubts that anyone in Memphis will have Peameal Bacon, but I will look anyway. Thanks for another grilled cheese recipe...

Emily said...

I have never heard of peameal bacon. Now I'm curious and will have to try it. Looks like a great combination of flavors!

Kevin said...

Llamabean: I have not tried making my own peameal bacon yet but that would be a fun project!

Mimi G: You can order peameal bacon online from several retailers in the US.

Joanne said...

Other than from you, I've actually never seen peameal bacon. I'm sure it's great in this grilled cheese though!

Carrie Burrill said...

I have never had Peameal Bacon, I'm intrigued! The idea or roasted tomatoes on a sandwich is mouth watering!

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CharlesR said...

Morning Kevin!

How I love peameal bacon!

This sounds so delicious.

I have noticed that costco is selling peameal bacon already cooked.

I don't really like it.

I prefer to get mine raw, slice it to my thickness and just fry just until it is juicy not crisp.

And then make a wonderful sandwich out of it.

Have a Joyful Day


CharlesR said...


For those living in the States, peameal bacon can be

ordered online. It is pricey but oh! so worth it.

Here is a website.

Have a Joyful Day


Half Baked said...

I've never had peameal bacon but your sandwich has me drooling. Will have to give it a try!!

hong said...

Oh my god, that looks so delicious! I always become hungry whenever i visit your blog!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Yum this looks so tasty.


Anonymous said...

I made my own peameal bacon, even ground the dried yellow split peas to roll it in. There are several recipes on line. I tried this one but used sea salt, and omitted sodium nitrite. (

Making it yourself allows you to rinse the bacon before applying the peameal to reduce the salt. I got two pork loins, brined them, rinsed well, rolled them in peameal, roasted one with a mustard-maple syrup glaze, and sliced the other to make Kevin's sandwiches. Either way, it was delicious!

How Life Happens... said...

Would love to buy some peameal...I live in Fla. any idea where to purchase it???

Kevin said...

How Life Happens... I am not sure about locally in Florida but you can order it online.

Anonymous said...

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