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Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is a quickie recipe, er, really more of an idea.

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Remember that big vegetable garden I planted this spring? Well, I am in veggies up to my neck right now!

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

As a big bowl full of fresh beets stood staring at me the other day, I couldn’t think of what new and wonderful thing to do with them. So I just decided to shove some in my sandwich. Turns out the tender, earthy beets were a nice compliment to the salty crispy bacon, fresh basil and gooey cheese.

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

To make this sandwich:

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pile the cheese, beets, bacon and basil on the bread and sandwich it closed.

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brush the bread with butter or olive oil and heat on both sides until hot and toasty, and the cheese is melting.

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Slice in half and enjoy!

Recipe: Beet, Bacon and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • -2 large slices rustic bread or baguette
  • -2 ounces cheddar cheese
  • -1 Beet, roasted or boiled until fork tender and sliced
  • -3 strips crispy bacon
  • -4-5 leaves fresh basil

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat a griddle or pan to medium heat.
  2. 2. Pile the cheese, beets, bacon and basil on the bread and sandwich it closed.
  3. 3. Brush the bread with butter or olive oil and heat on both sides until hot and toasty, and the cheese is melting.
  4. 4. Slice in half and enjoy!

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

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2 Comments

  1. Eileen says:

    Beets and bacon sound like they’d make a perfect sandwich! I might throw in some goat cheese for good measure. :)

  2. Kelley Taylor says:

    Hmmm.. I’m intrigued, Heather. It certainly looks tasty. My husband loves beets and I love bacon, so I’ll give it a try.