We made this bacon grilled cheese sandwich recipe for the first time on a backpacking trip and it quickly became one of our all-time favorite meals to make on the trail. For us, backpacking is an amazing way to explore the outdoors and enjoy nature, whether we’re hiking through the mountains, trekking through the forest, or following a trail by a river. But backpacking isn’t just about the adventure; it’s also about the food. After a long day on the trail, there’s nothing like enjoying a hearty meal that fills you up and provides the energy you need for the next day’s adventure. And what better way to enjoy a meal in the backcountry than by cooking a hot meal on a small camp grill, such as our titanium Spark flat pack grill?This sandwich recipe is not only hearty but is also a classic comfort food that’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and satisfies your hunger after a long day of backpacking. With just a few ingredients and a Spark grill, you can make a meal that will warm you up and put a smile on your face. So you can pair an amazing view with a tasty and filling meal!
The smoky and salty flavor of the bacon gives the sandwich a depth of flavor that goes well with the melted cheese. It also adds a satisfying crunch that contrasts with the soft bread and cheese. The sharp cheddar is a classic option for grilled cheese, with its robust and tangy flavor. It blends well with the other ingredients because it melts easily and has a gooey texture once melted. In contrast, the spicy flavor of the pepper jack cheese gives the sandwich a kick of heat and serves as a nice counterbalance to the saltiness of the bacon.
The arugula gives the sandwich a peppery, fresh flavor that cuts through the richness of the bacon and cheese. Additionally, it gives the sandwich a crispy texture, which adds another layer of flavor and texture.
And the tangy flavor of the sourdough bread perfectly pairs with the other ingredients. Its firm texture also withstands the heat of the grill well, resulting in a crispy, golden brown crust that gives each bite a satisfying crunch. The combination of al the ingredients results in a sandwich that is bursting with flavor.
Enjoy a classic comfort food in the backcountry with the help of our titanium Spark grill!
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 12 minutes
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Sourdough bread - 4 slices
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices pepper jack cheese
4 slices thick-cut bacon
2 handfuls arugula
- Lay bacon slices on grill top and cook 2-3 minutes. Flip the bacon and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from grill.
- Layer 1 slice of cheddar cheese, 1 slice of pepper jack cheese, 2 slices of bacon and 1 handful of arugula in 2 slices of sourdough bread.
- Place sandwich on grill top and grill until cheese begins to melt, making sure to flip the sandwich over to evenly cook both sides.
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