Bacon and onion grilled cheese with tomato salad

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

* PLUS Serves: 4
Bacon and onion grilled cheese with tomato salad

Savoury grilled cheese with tomato salad. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Indulge in a little comfort food tonight with this classic grilled cheese sandwich (with a twist).


Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bacon , finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated white cheddar
  • 1 tbsp butter , at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 397-g pkg Campari tomatoes , cut into wedges

Instructions

  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add bacon. Cook for 2 min, then add sweet onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is brown and soft, 8 to 10 min. Stir in honey and oyster sauce. Cook for 12 min, then remove from heat.
  • SPREAD onion mixture over 4 slices bread. Sprinkle 1 cup chopped cilantro, then white cheddar over onion. Sandwich with 4 more slices bread. Spread butter on the outside of each sandwich. Wipe pan clean, then return to stove top over medium. Cook sandwiches until bread is golden, 2 to 3 min per side. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally .
  • WHISK rice vinegar with canola oil and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Add tomatoes and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Toss until coated. Serve alongside grilled cheese sandwiches.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 409,
  • Protein
  • 12 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g,
  • Fat
  • 19 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 625 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Thiamine