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Carolina Eats
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From home cooking to farm-to-table cuisine, the Upstate is a place for foodies. You can enter your favorite recipes during our quarterly Carolina Eats Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. All submitted recipes will be published here for everyone to enjoy.

BLC Madness Sandwich

This bacon, lettuce and cheese sandwich recipe was submitted by Joanne Midyette of Tryon, NC, in the Carolina Eats March Hoops Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles.

Ingredients

8 pieces of sandwich bread
8 slices of cooked bacon
1 cup of your favorite pimento cheese
2 large leaves of lettuce
1 cup of Cheetos cheese puffs (crushed)
1/4 cup black olive paste

Instructions

  • Cut bread circles from each slice of bread using a hard plastic container, turned upside down (or a large cookie cutter).
  • Spread half of the pimento cheese on 4 of the bread circles.
  • Place a generous amount of leaf lettuce on top of each sandwich (over the pimento cheese).
  • Cut the bacon slices in half and place 4 halves of bacon on each sandwich (crosswise)
  • Place the 4 remaining bread circles on top of the 4 sandwiches and spread the remaining pimento cheese on top of them.
  • Press the crushed Cheetos into the pimento cheese until totally covered.
  • Spoon black olive paste into a small zip-lock bag and push into one corner of the bag.
  • Snip the corner with scissors.
  • Squeeze the olive paste across the top of each sandwich in a basketball design.
  • Serve with your favorite chips and pickles.

Makes 4 servings.

View more main dish recipes from the Carolina Eats Cookbook.

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