This is a baked version of an American favorite. My grandma used to make these for us. It's more like a half sandwich since the ingredients are actually baked on top of a slice of bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler.

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  • Place bread slices on a broiling pan that has been lined with aluminum foil. Spoon about 1/2 cup of beans onto each piece of bread. Cover each pile of beans with a slice of cheese. Place three half-slices of bacon onto each sandwich so that they are not hanging over the edge.

  • Broil for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is cooked and cheese is melted. Watch them carefully! I suggest leaving the oven door cracked near the 5 minute mark to allow some of the oven heat to escape.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 37.6g 12% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 45.4mg 15% DV; sodium 1204.6mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2017
We call these BB&C a family treat. A couple notes to making the best BB&C sandwiches. This is key... after the bread is medium well toasted in the broiler flip the bread over toasted side down. Place the beans on the un-toasted side of the bread then place the cheese on top of the beans. Another tip. pre-cook the beacon (the microwave works great for this) about half cooked before putting it on the cheese and back into the broiler. Pre-cooking the beacon takes some of the grease of of the beacon. Notes from: Tunes in the Kitchen... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2003
My eight year old rated this. I would have given it one star. The bread turns out soggy and the bacon doens't crisp. You do need to keep a close eye on it the last minute or two. I would recommend this for teenage boys. I can see why they would like it but I'm deleteing it from my recipe box. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2017
We call these BB&C a family treat. A couple notes to making the best BB&C sandwiches. This is key... after the bread is medium well toasted in the broiler flip the bread over toasted side down. Place the beans on the un-toasted side of the bread then place the cheese on top of the beans. Another tip. pre-cook the beacon (the microwave works great for this) about half cooked before putting it on the cheese and back into the broiler. Pre-cooking the beacon takes some of the grease of of the beacon. Notes from: Tunes in the Kitchen... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2006
A no-frills dish - not gourmet but tasty. I fried the bacon heated the beans and toasted the bread before assembling and broiling in the toaster oven until the (cheddar) cheese melted. More work and more dishes but the final product came out better. This way there wasn't bacon grease all over everything the cheese didn't disappear into the beans and the bread didn't disintegrate - my husband was able to eat it by picking it up. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2003
My eight year old rated this. I would have given it one star. The bread turns out soggy and the bacon doens't crisp. You do need to keep a close eye on it the last minute or two. I would recommend this for teenage boys. I can see why they would like it but I'm deleteing it from my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
Turkey bacon may also be used to make it more healthy. I agree with some of the reviews here. I like the taste of precooking the bacon and toasting the bread before assembly. Great suggestions! Another variation is the use of sliced smoked gouda cheese. (Although harder to melt so let it warm up to room temperature before broiling.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
Very good!!! I was skeptical about my husband liking this but he did. He said he wouldn't want it every week or anything but every now and then. It was so simple and FAST to make. I will use this recipe again when I am in a big hurry. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2008
This recipe brought back memories of my childhood. My mother made these often but used hamburger buns. She buttered the halves before putting the beans on--helps to keep the bread from getting soggy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2017
I have not made this recipe yet but I did a search because I was craving what my Mama used to make. She called these by the same name but ours had a whole slice or three of onion on them (three on mine because I love onion). So glad that someone posted this and that I am not the only one eating them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2009
I took the suggestion of cooking the bacon and toasting the bread first because I like crunchy things. I always drain pork 'n beans. I liked the combination of ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2004
I would make this again. I used whole wheat instead of white bread since that's what I had. Next time though I will cook the bacon prior to putting the sandwiches into the broiler. Read More
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