Now I've just gone and done it. I could NOT leave things as they were. I added peanut butter and bacon to my grilled cheese. Get out!
I'm going to come clean, though. I didn't come up with this idea on my own. Earlier this summer I was in Milwaukee for work and I ended up heading to AJ Bombers for dinner one day since everyone and their mother recommended it!
I ended up ordering the Barrie burger (delicious picture in this post) which came with bacon, cheese, and chunky peanut butter. What??? I talked to the server and she said that this was one of their most popular burgers. After ordering and consuming it, I had to agree.
So what's a girl to do now that I've switched jobs and have zero interest in returning to Milwaukee in the near future? She makes her own! But since I didn't have any ground beef at home, I decided to just go with my own grilled cheese variation of this burger.
Now, while this grilled cheese was delicious, you can imagine that it wasn't as juicy as the actual AJ Bomber's Barrie burger. This is not a problem for me, but in case that was what you're looking for, I think you need to look elsewhere. In other news, I thought this grilled cheese was a perfect combination of smooth melted cheese, smoked bacon, and creamy, crunchy peanut butter. I die.
Peanut Butter Bacon Grilled Cheese
makes 1 sandwich
- 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 slices bacon, cooked
- 1/2 cup grated Fontina cheese, or your favorite melty cheese
- 2 slices bread
- butter, softened
1) Use a butter knife to apply butter to one side of each slice of bread.
2) Spread the peanut butter on the non-buttered side of one slice of bread.
3) Cut the bacon slices in half width-wise and place on top of the peanut butter.
4) Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
5) Place the sandwich in a small frying pan, over medium-low heat.
6) Cover the sandwich so the butter and the cheese can melt. Do not touch the sandwich for anywhere from 2-4 minutes.*
7) When you see the cheese is melty, use a spatula to help flip the sandwich over. Allow the other side of the sandwich to get toasted for another 2-4 minutes. The cheese should be completely melted.
8) Remove the sandwich from the frying pan. Slice in half. Serve hot.
*This is my process for making a grilled cheese. If you have another preferred method, feel free to use it!