The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon

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The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon
The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon
Dan Myers

The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon

Smokiness is a virtue we all can appreciate in our food, and this grilled cheese takes it to the fourth degree. Everything except for the bread has a smoky quality to it: the Cheddar is smoked, as are the ham and bacon, as well as the chipotle mayo. And as opposed to slathering it in butter, this cheese is "grilled" in a lighter, mess-free way: It's wrapped in aluminum foil and pressed down onto a pan until it's golden brown and delicious. 

If you like your food smoky, this one's for you!

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2
Servings
771
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle mayonnaise (or regular mayonnaise, if unavailable)
  • 4 slices smoked Cheddar
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices white bread, preferably Pullman loaf

Directions

Cook the ham partially (in order to crisp it up) by either placing it in a hot pan for a couple of minutes, in a hot oven, or in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it loses about half of its moisture. 

Spread ½ tablespoon of the chipotle mayonnaise on all slices of bread. Set 2 slices aside as top slices. 

On the bottom slices, place 1 slice of cheese, followed by 2 strips of bacon, 1 slice of ham, and the second slice of cheese, before adding on the top slices of bread. 

Wrap the sandwiches in aluminum foil and place in a pan over medium-high heat. Press down with another pan, a brick, etc. for about 5 minutes, flip, and repeat. 

Remove from the pan when the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown. Enjoy. 

Grilled Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Grilled Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
22g
100%
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Protein
32g
63%
Carbs
31g
10%
Vitamin A
154µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.9%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.1%
Vitamin K
4µg
6%
Calcium
465mg
46%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
54µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
74µg
18%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
54mg
14%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
32%
Phosphorus
478mg
68%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
340mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.6%
Sodium
1444mg
60%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
39.4%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
24%

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