• 10min
    prep time
  • 15min
    total time
  • 2

BABS is an acronym for bacon, apple, bleu cheese and swiss on rye. A representative from each of the food groups makes this the Olympics of sandwiches.

“This sandwich is on our permanent menu at the carts and is a top-seller, for its unique flavor combination of the tart bleu cheese, sweet apples, and savory bacon, and nice mellow Swiss cheese to tie it all together. We serve it at the cart on marble rye bread.” – Matt Breslow of the Grilled Cheese Grill

Let's Make This Recipe!

  • Step 1

    Preheat a countertop griddle to medium-high heat. Begin by cooking the bacon evenly on both sides to your desired crispiness. At the same time, brush butter onto one side of all slices of bread and put them on the grill, butter side down.

  • Step 2

    Top both slices evenly with your Swiss Cheese, and on one side, spread the bleu cheese crumbles. To help the cheese melt faster, place a pot lid over both slices of bread.

  • Step 3

    When the bacon appears done, remove it from the grill and cut each piece in half. This will help it sit in the sandwich without spreading out past the crust. Put the bacon onto the side with the bleu cheese, then place your sliced apples on top of the bacon.

  • Step 4

    Once the bread appears sufficiently browned, close the sandwich and flip it a few times to melt the cheese into the ingredients. After a minute or so, remove from the griddle, cut, plate, and enjoy.

Recipe By

Matthew Breslow

Portland's premier grilled cheese food cart serves up creative versions of the timeless grilled cheese sandwich. With two locations, you can take your pick of a school bus or a double-decker for a dining room. Stop by for a taste of childhood.

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