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pimento cheese, bacon and avocado sliders

Proper Pepper Pimento-Bacon Sliders

Serves: 10 to 20

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10 slices bacon
2 avocados
20 soft dinner rolls, such as King's Hawaiian
1 (10-ounce) container Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese (either Classic or Get Back Jack)
Freshly ground pepper


Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Arrange the bacon on a wire rack and place in a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the bacon has reached your desired crispness, 25 to 30 minutes. Blot with a paper towel to remove excess fat and let cool. Break each piece in half.

Peel and slice the avocado to your desired thickness, keeping the length about the width of the roll. If making ahead, brush with oil to prevent flesh from turning brown.

Slice the rolls using serrated bread knife, leaving one side intact.

To assemble, spread 1 tablespoon of Proper Pepper onto each roll. Top with the bacon and avocado slices. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Close roll and secure with an appetizer pick. (For patriotic flair, secure with flag picks, or for a lift of elegance, use a sterling cocktail pick.) Serve.

Photo: Courtesy of Proper Pepper

About the recipe

These easy pimento cheese, bacon and avocado sliders will be the hit of any summer party or cookout, and we especially love to make them with Georgia's own Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese. 

Proper Pepper is a small-batch, crafted pimento cheese that uses freshly shredded Cabot cheese and is never frozen. The company is celebrating its third anniversay over Memorial Day weekend 2018 and its spicy "Get Back Jack" flavor was a 2015 Flavor of Georgia contest winner. You can find Proper Pepper in stores throughout Georgia, in Central Market stores in Texas, and at 100+ ABC Fine Wine and Spirits stores in Florida, as well as online via Nature's Garden Express and PeachDish. All of its ingredients and proprietors can be found at www.properpepper.com.