Sometimes I sit around and analyze food. I know it's weird. I can't help it. I'll be eating a really great bowl of cereal and think, "Man, whoever came up with the concept of cereal was brilliant. This is the best thing EVER." And then of course I will think the exact same thing about a million other foods. It probably gets obnoxious for my friends because if anyone is around me chances are I'll say it out loud. I'd imagine it's hard to be friends with me if you don't like food (I'd like to think I don't have any friends like that, but you never know with college girls).

That being said, sandwiches are another creation that I constantly sit there eating and think about how much gratitude I have for whoever invented them back in the day. I make myself sandwiches all the time, but they're pretty standard. The thing is, it is SO easy to take a sandwich up a notch. All you have to do is go heavy on the cheese and butter, and buy better bread. The fresh sourdough bakery bread is going to beat Sara Lee 45 calorie slices every time. There's just no getting around it. Life's too short to count calories.

Kevin at Closet Cooking always has the most amazing recipes and absolutely perfect food photography. I'd be jealous if I didn't love gawking at his page so much. I work three days a week, have class the other two, and am rarely around my house during lunchtime on the weekends. So, I decided that a Saturday at home over Easter weekend was the perfect time to try one of the sandwich recipes I'd been drooling over. I've been hooked on guacamole (not just avocado) in sandwiches for quite some time. Guacamole and cheese quesadillas are easily one of my top three favorite late night food choices. Adding bacon to the combo was brilliant. It was the best sandwich I've had in a good long while.

It's not all that time consuming, it's just about allowing yourself to break away from the same old sandwiches. Switching from provolone to sharp white cheddar is not breaking away. Making a delicious grilled guacamole bacon cheese sandwich is so much better.

Enjoy!

Bacon Guacamole and Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe from Closet Cooking
Ingredients
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 slices sour dough bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup jack and cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole, room temperature ***
  • 1 tablespoon tortilla chips, crumbled (optional)
Directions
  1. Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheese onto the unbuttered side of one slice of bread followed by the guacamole, bacon, tortilla chips, the remaining cheese and finally top with the remaining slice of bread with the buttered side up.
  3. Grill over medium heat until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
* I had some extra Wholly Guacamole in the fridge, so I took the shortcut and just combined that with a little lime juice, fresh diced tomatoes and garlic. It was homemade enough for me! If you have time, I bet his is delicious, too.


7 comments

Claudia said... @ April 11, 2012 at 2:59 PM

This sounds absolutely yummy. I will certainly be making this on the weekend.

Claudia said... @ April 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

This sounds absolutely yummy. I will certainly be making this on the weekend.

The Guac Squad said... @ April 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Thanks for the shout out! Love how you took your Wholly Guacamole and made it your own! - The Guac Squad

thestarvingartistfood said... @ April 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Girlfriend, this recipe is brilliant - exactly the kind of thing the starving artist lives for. Use what you got and make something delicious. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said... @ April 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

So glad it's up your alley too! I buy what's on sale at the grocery store and go from there. Starving artist, starving college student...you just gotta make do with what you can get!

Sarah said... @ April 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Of course! I love me some Wholly Guacamole....especially the new 100 calorie packs. BRILLIANT!

Melissa said... @ May 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

What font do you use on this website? I love it. And I love your recipe ideas.

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