Bacon Mushroom Swiss Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Let’s add this up . . . bacon . . . mushrooms . . . cheese . . . thick slices of bread. Humble ingredients, but such amazing flavors combined together! This is a fan favorite in my house with the guys. One of my favorite fast food sandwiches was the Mushroom and Swiss burger from Hardee’s. This is a twist on that beloved sandwich.
I start with white and portabella mushroom slices. You need a pound, as they reduce in size as they cook. Plus you want to stuff that sandwich full! I prefer these over the more delicate variety for a sandwich. I add some fresh thyme and pepper as they saute in the butter. As the water releases, spoon it out. You want them to get a slight brown.
Also, adding a little American cheese with the swiss helps maintain the creaminess. I use one slice of American to two slices of Swiss.
Use your favorite bacon, but I prefer thick cut. I find it holds up better.
I also chose a sourdough, but have used Italian bread as well. The sourdough is a little denser and absorbs the mushroom juices beautifully.
This is a hearty, meal sandwich. Perfect for a cold winter day! Enjoy.