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Common Market Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Photo by: Van Miller
At Charlotte, N.C.'s Common Market, the Pimento Deluxe is grilled on a panini press.

Posted: January 29, 2016

Recipe courtesy of chef Bridget Warner, Common Market, Charlotte, N.C., adapted from her original recipe.

Common Market Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 1/2 pounds Pimento Cheese (recipe below)
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1. Butter one side of each bread slice. Assemble the sandwiches with the buttered sides of the bread out and a 1/4-inch layer of pimento cheese on the inside with 2 strips of bacon and 1 slice of tomato.

2. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Cook each sandwich until the bread is nicely browned, about 3 minutes a side. Yields 4 sandwiches.

Pimento Cheese

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 pound pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pimentos, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or to taste
  • Pepper to taste

1. In a bowl, mix together cheddar, pepper jack, jalapeños and pimentos. Mix in mayonnaise to desired consistency and add pepper to taste.

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