Beer Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? No matter who or what you are, a good grilled cheese always hits the spot. But of course not all grilled cheese sandwiches are made the same.

There are ham, jalapeño, chicken, steak, mac and cheese, bacon, and more variations on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, each one offering up a new and unique flavor. However, each combination of ingredients, no matter what it is, only changes the inside of a grilled cheese. What about the outside?

That’s why this recipe stands out from the rest. The inside of this sandwich is simply two types of cheese and some bacon slices. It’s the outside of this sandwich that makes it special. You’ll need to soak the bread in a mixture of beer and spices before you cook the sandwich.

It’s almost like a mix of grilled cheese and french toast. Once the bread is in the pan, the excess beer inside the bread will evaporate, leaving the bread with a hoppy, hearty flavor. After a few minutes, the bread gets crusty and delicious and the cheese melts to ooey gooey perfection.

Beer Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Cheese and beer have been a classic combination for centuries, and this sandwich combines them in a unique way. Make them for your friends and eat them with one hand while you hold a cold one in the other. Is there a better way to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich?
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup FRIO beer
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 loaf of sourdough bread
Serves 2
TIME: 15 minutes

Step 1 - In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, cayenne, and beer. Take the slices of bread and drop them into this mixture. Once they’re fully soaked and coated, take them out and put them on a plate or cutting board.
Step 2 - Build the sandwiches, starting with the cheese slices, then bacon.
Step 3 - Melt the butter in a pan or griddle on the stove over low heat. Then cook the sandwiches for about 5 minutes per side or until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown.
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