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Tomatillo Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches

Serves 4 to 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Total Time
30 mins

Raw tomatillos taste like tart green apples.

su-Tomatillo Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches

Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
 12 slices (1/2 in. thick) ciabatta bread
  About 1/4 cup butter, softened
 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  About 4 tomatillos (6 oz.), husks removed, rinsed, and cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices
 8 slices cooked bacon, broken into thirds
 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
 6 ounces panela cheese* or mozzarella, cut into thin wedges
Step 1

Spread a side of each bread slice with butter. Turn 6 slices over; top with cheddar, then tomatillos, bacon, cilantro, and panela. Top with remaining bread, buttered side up.

Step 2

Cook sandwiches in a large nonstick frying pan (work in batches or use 2 pans) over medium-low heat until golden on both sides and cheese melts, 7 minutes total.

Step 3

*Panela, a fresh Mexican cheese, melts without losing its shape. Find it at Mexican markets.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 375Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 67mg23%
Sodium 664mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.