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Open-Faced Cheddar and Turkey Bacon Sandwich With Beer-Glazed Onions

Open-Faced Cheddar and Turkey Bacon Sandwich With Beer-Glazed Onions 1.000
Dec 27, 2006

This hearty sandwich features flavors with a long history of great partnership. Using cooked turkey bacon keeps the preparation time short. If using pork bacon, the slices should be cooked first.

Servings: 1 generous serving
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 1 slice firm country-style white or whole-wheat bread, about 4 inches square by 1/2 inch thick, lightly toasted
  • 1 wide slice cooked turkey bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 1/3 cup shredded or thinly sliced sharp aged cheddar cheese


Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned, stirring after the first few minutes. Add the beer and caraway seeds, then increase the heat to high and boil for about 1 minute, until the beer has almost completely evaporated. Season with pepper to taste. Cover partially to keep warm.

Spread the mustard on the toasted bread. Add the bacon pieces side by side and cover with the cheese. Broil in an oven or toaster oven just until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Spoon the beer-glazed onions over the cheese and serve.

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Adapted from "Seduced by Bacon," by Joanna Pruess (Lyons Press, 2006).

Tested by Christina L. Talcott.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 420

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 24g 37%

Saturated Fat: 10g 50%

Cholesterol: 53mg 18%

Sodium: 767mg 32%

Total Carbohydrates: 30g 10%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 17g

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

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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