Bacon, Lettuce, Pimento Cheese Sandwich

  • Bacon lettuce and Pimento cheese sandwhich1 cup mayonnaise (not light)
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos, drained (reserve 1/2 tablespoon juice)
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 5 cups hand-shredded Cheddar cheese (not bagged)
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 12 slices bread
  • Lettuce leaves

Place first 10 ingredients and reserved pimento juice in a large mixing bowl; whisk together until dressing is smooth. Using a spatula, fold in cheese until evenly incorporated. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours. To make sandwiches, cook bacon and drain on paper towels. Spread pimento cheese on 6 slices of bread (regular or toasted) and top with bacon and lettuce. Add remaining bread (plain or lightly spread with extra mayo) and serve. Makes 6 sandwic