BABP (Bacon, Apple & Brie Panini)
Cutting back on sugar and salt shouldn’t mean you miss out on bacon’s savory splendor, which is why we’ve developed Trader Joe’s No Sugar Dry Rubbed Uncured Bacon. Our supplier starts with pork that was raised crate free, completely vegetarian fed, and strictly without the use of antibiotics or hormones, then covers it in a dry rub composed of sea salt and spices like fenugreek, white pepper, and allspice – and, notably, no sugar.
Once the dry rub has had time to set in, the bacon is then slow smoked over a blend of smoldering natural hardwood for seven to eight hours, so all you have to do is crisp it in a pan or bake it in the oven to unlock its savory, smoky goodness. Whether you enjoy this No Sugar Dry Rubbed Uncured Bacon with eggs for breakfast, on a panini for lunch, or crumbled atop a salad at dinnertime is entirely up to you.
Heat grill pan or Panini press to medium-high. Butter one side of each slice of bread or the outsides of two panini roll pieces. If including, spread mustard on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread or roll.
Place brie slices in a single layer on the un-buttered side of both pieces of bread or roll. Place thinly sliced apple on one piece of bread atop brie. Top with as much bacon as you deem necessary. Put the two sides of the roll together and place into a panini press or in a grill pan and press down. Grill until lightly browned on both sides. Serve at once.