Who can resist a grilled cheese sandwich with smoked Cheddar and bacon, and topped with thick slices of sweet Ontario berries?
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Grilling Time: 6 minutes
Makes 4 half sandwiches
4 slices multi-grain bread
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vegetable oil
1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Smoked Cheddar or Old Cheddar (about 4 oz/125 g)
4 slices cooked bacon
1 cup (250 mL) thickly sliced Ontario Strawberries
1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic glaze
Freshly ground black pepper
Brush one side of each slice of bread with oil; place oiled side down on work surface. Sprinkle 2 of the bread slices with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cheese each; top with bacon, strawberries, balsamic glaze, pepper to taste and remaining cheese. Top with remaining slices of bread, oiled side up.
Place on grill over medium heat; close lid and grill for 3 minutes per side or until toasted. Cut in half.
Tips: Use an oval loaf of multi-grain bread with slices that are just under 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick and about 7-inches (18 cm) long.
Grill indoors on a grill pan, over medium heat.
Instead of bacon, use 4 slices of cooked Ontario Peameal Bacon.
1 Serving (half a sandwich):
PROTEIN: 13 grams
FAT: 16 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 25 grams
FIBRE: 3 grams
SODIUM: 430 mg