Blue Cheese, Coffee and Bacon Sandwich
8 slices uncooked bacon
1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon water
For the sandwich
1 jar of Bellisari’s Blue Cheese Honey & Shallot
Fresh crusty bread
Fresh spinach or arugula leaves
Butter for toasting the bread
Lay bacon slices atop one another so that the fat is on top. Place bacon on top of a piece of plastic wrap.
In a small bowl, stir together ground coffee, chili powder, brown sugar,
molasses, and water. Spread the mixture on top of the bacon slices, pressing with the back of a spoon. The coffee topping will only be on the top, fatted rim of the bacon. Wrap the bacon and coffee in the plastic wrap and place in the fridge in a sealable bag for 2 hours or overnight.
When ready to bake, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pay separate bacon slices on the paper in a single layer. If you prefer, you can wipe some of the ground coffee marinade off before baking.
Bake until browned and crisp, 14 to 17 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispiness. Remove from the oven, allow to drain on a piece of paper towel.
Toast bread and layer bacon on the bottom half of the sandwich then adding the greens. Add Bellisari’s Blue Cheese Honey & Shallot to the other toasted piece of bread and enjoy!