Hatch Chile and Bacon Melt with Chipotle Lime Mayo

Give your sandwich a southwestern twist with this delicious chile variety.

In case you bought a giant bag of hatch chiles and need something to do with them like me, do I have a sandwich for you! I love hatch chiles and their mild flavor; they are delectable, and they add the perfect southwestern twist to any meal. Want to transform your mac and cheese? Add some hatch chiles. Need to change things up with your usual fajita mix-ins? Add some hatch chiles. Want to spice up your sandwich? Add some hatch chiles.

You get what I’m saying. When it doubt, go the hatch chile route (should I coin that saying?).

And since the summertime is perfect for enjoying some southwestern fare, there is no better time to get some hatch chiles for yourself and try out this tasty treat of a meal. The sandwich is delightful enough on its own, but it is also great served with a side of chips, pickles, or your favorite crunchy snack. I have been enjoying these Acapulco lime plantain chips (you can find them at Whole Foods, or if you are obsessed enough, you can order a pack off of Amazon), which were a prime choice for my side.

In my recipe, the directions have you follow a method to press the sandwich or make it a melt. I highly recommend doing this – who doesn’t love some melty cheese? But if you are short on time, or if you just don’t want to eat it hot, you by no means need to do this (although you may lose some brownie points in my book).

Extra bonus points? The chipotle lime mayo can be made Whole30, if you use Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo. Or, they have a pre-made chili lime mayo that is also delicious, if you want to go the easier route!


RECIPE

Makes 1 sandwich

INGREDIENTS:

  • For the sandwich:
    • 2 pieces sliced sourdough bread
    • 2 slices Monterey jack cheese
    • 3 pieces bacon, cooked
    • 1 large hatch chili
    • Chipotle lime mayo (see ingredients for homemade below)
    • 2 tsp ghee (separated into 1 tsp + 1 tsp)
  • For the chipotle lime mayo:
    • 3 tbsp avocado oil mayo
    • 2 tsp lime juice (fresh is best, but from a container is just as good, too!)
    • 2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 paprika

DIRECTIONS:

  • For the sandwich:
    • Turn on a stove burner, and place your hatch chili directly over the heat until starting to blister (about 30s-1min)
    • Flip and do the same on the other side
    • After taking your chili off of the heat, remove the stem, slice in half, and remove the seeds
    • Pre-heat a small pan over medium high heat
    • Lay out your two sliced of bread and assemble them on each side as follows
    • On the first side, spread half of the chipotle lime mayo, and layer 2 pieces of cheese then 3 pieces of bacon
    • On the second side, spread the other half of the chipotle lime mayo, and layer the two chili halves on top
    • Add 1 tsp of ghee to your pan, let it melt, and swirl your pan so it evenly coats the bottom
    • Put your two sandwich halves together, and put it in the pan
    • Place another small pot or pan on the sandwich to press
    • Let it cook this way until the break is golden brown, about 3 mins
    • Remove the pot/pan and the sandwich from the pan, set aside, and add the remaining 1 tsp of ghee
    • Flip the sandwich and place back on the pan, and place the pot/pan back on the sandwich for another 3ish minutes
    • Remove, slice in half, and enjoy!
  • For the chipotle lime mayo:
    • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and stir until evenly mixed and smooth

One thought on “Hatch Chile and Bacon Melt with Chipotle Lime Mayo

  1. Pingback: Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa – Eat Wholely With Holly

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