I have really been enjoying all of the fresh, perfectly field ripened tomatoes a lot these days, especially in BLTs ! I guess it was pretty much inevitable that at some point I would think about combining a BLT with a grilled cheese sandwich and this BLT grilled cheese, aka the BLTGC, is the tasty results of my wild musings! The recipe pretty much just wrote itself taking the buttered bread and cheese from the grilled cheese and the bacon, lettuce and tomato from the BLT and grilling it up until the outside is golden brown and all of the cheese has melted. For the bacon you could use either strips of whole slices and for the lettuce you could go with either whole leafs or shredded and you could use either whole tomato slices or you could dice them. One trick that I learned when using green tomatoes in sandwiches is that it is good to lightly fry them in a touch of bacon grease to warm and soften them up a bit which I applied to the tomato slices in this sandwich. I was kind of hesitant about using lettuce in a warm grilled cheese sandwich but it worked like a charm without getting nasty like lettuce can when it is cooked! I have to say that this BLT grilled cheese sandwich turned out amazingly well, easily as good as if not better than either of the sandwiches that gave it birth!
Just look at all of that melted cheese!
BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwich (BLTGC)
A BLT sandwich, grilled cheese style, with plenty of melted cheese!
- 1 tablespoon salted butter, room temperature
- 2 slices bread (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (or 1 slice), room temperature
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (or 1 slice), room temperature
- 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup lettuce, shredded
- 2 slices tomato
- salt and pepper to taste
- Butter one side of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheese onto the unbuttered side of one slice of bread followed by the bacon, lettuce, tomato, salt and pepper, and the remaining cheese and finally top with the remaining slice of bread with the buttered side up.
- Grill in a pan, preheated over medium heat, until golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
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BLT and grilled cheese together…has to be pretty much the best sandwich ever!
oh my gosh Kevin
do I even need to say it again?
You need to open your own grilled cheese truck! LOL
Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) says
WHUUUUUUUT. You are amazing.
Sound yummy! I have a sandwich which is somewhat simular, check it out: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/savory-bread/moms-breakfast-blteoc-sandwich.html?p=1
Kevin, I love your recipes. Please photograph a BELTCH Sandwich for me so that I may PIN IT.
B.E.L.T.C.H = Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato,Cheese, and Ham
Herb Young / Largo, FL
this looks yummy, kevin!! I usually order BLCheese (since I don't do tomatoes)
There's bacon, there's tomatoes, what more could I ask for.
O Wow!!! That's looking so mouthwatering Kevin. Fabulous! 😀
It's only 8am in the morning here but I already want lunch… I'm gonna have to try and make this sometime.
Looks delicious, Kevin! I like the combination "BLTG" — for bacon, lettuce tomato and tangy goats cheese. Also very good!
What a great combination of flavors! Not your typical BLT or toasted cheese…great marriage!
Kari Shifflett says
Uncut, it looks delish………
Helene Peloquin says
That is such a great sandwich! Looks so good with the melted cheese Kevin. Have a great week-end.
Andrea Volpini says
WOW I want to try!