Super Snazzy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

"I made this for the RSC #11 contest. This certainly isn't a low fat or diet friendly sandwich but it is very indulgent tasting. I grilled mine on my Foreman Grill so that I didn't have to use extra butter and plus I got the nifty grill mark lines :)"
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  • Saute shallots, mushrooms and bacon in the olive oil until the bacon is cooked through but not crispy and the shallots are softened.
  • Put the shredded cheese in a small bowl and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Toss until all of the cheese is coated by the cayenne pepper.
  • Put half of the cheese mixture on one of the slices of bread.
  • Top cheese with the shallot, mushroom and bacon mixture and spread out so that it fully covers the bread and cheese.
  • Arrange the six tomato halves on the bread so that they form two parallel lines down the middle of the bread.
  • Put one spinach leaf on each corner.
  • Put the second half of the cheese mixture on top of the spinach and top with the second slice of bread.
  • Spray each side of the sandwich with butter flavored cooking spray and put onto a hot Foreman type grill and cook until the cheese is melted and the outside is golden (about 5 minutes) OR fry in a buttered pan as you would a traditional grill cheese sandwich.

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    Great, easy, fast meal! Made as written and loved the combination of the all the flavors. I will be adding this recipe to the cookbook. Thank you. (made and reviewed for NZ/AUS Recipe Swap #27, April '09)
  2. CookingONTheSide
    Yummy sandwich! This is very good. I love the bacon and gouda cheese in this. I did omit the sun-dried tomatoes, not my fav. Otherwise, made as is. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Sharon123
    I made this up for a quick, light supper and wasn't dissapointed! I love the mushrooms and shallot in there. Yum! Thanks Sarah!
  4. Sydney Mike
    Made a double batch for two sandwiches, althoughI also reduced the mushrooms to just a couple of tablespoons! Still, these were great tasting ~ A recipe well worth keeping! Thanks! [Made & reviewed while touring Canada on Zaar's World Tour 4]
  5. Nimz_
    What a great combination in the wonderful sandwich. I loved everything about it. I only have smoked bacon, so that is what I used and it was just wonderful. You did a good job on this one. thanks. :)


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