How to make an Elvis Sandwich fit for the king

Colin Joliat


The Elvis Sandwich – peanut butter, banana, and bacon – might be the greatest sandwich ever made, and it also explains why The King went from sex symbol to fat slob. It’s worth the risk to make this slice of grilled heaven though.

Elvis was notorious for his insatiable appetite, and he definitely knew how to eat well. His favorite sandwich, later named for him, sounds like it was made up by a kid just picking his favorite things. Forget your fancy meats and mustards, just give me peanut butter, bananas, bacon, and honey. At the end of the day, all that matters is that it tastes good, and this might be the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten.

Colin Joliat


Let me start by confessing that I bought organic bananas. Normally I wouldn’t do such a thing, but that’s all the much bemoaned grocery store had that was ripe. The King would certainly not approve of that sort of nonsense, so I’m sorry, ghost of Elvis.

Next time around I will use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy. The extra crunch is overboard once you add crispy bacon and grill the bread.

Colin Joliat


Bacon! Elvis was a smart man. The more bacon the better. It’s also perfect because after it’s cooked you can use the bacon fat in the pan to fry the sandwich. Is it healthy? No. We’re not here to be healthy though. We’re here to be awesome.

Colin Joliat


While the bacon is frying, assemble the two halves of the sandwich. I haven’t sliced a banana since I was a little kid adding them to my cereal, but thankfully it’s a lot like riding a bicycle. Fast and dangerous.

There is some debate as to whether a true Elvis sandwich involved honey, but I’m not a historian. Nic Cage told me it was OK to use it though, and that’s all the validation I need.

Colin Joliat


All that’s left is to cook it just like a grilled cheese sandwich. This will turn into gooey goodness pretty quickly, so you won’t burn the bread like like you normally do with grilled cheese. Thanks for not making us all look like failures, Elvis.

Colin Joliat


Let me give you a piece of advice. Make 12 of these. Just keep frying bacon and building sandwiches because they’re absolutely addictive. You’re liable to do something foolish, like stop eating, if you find yourself having to wait for another one.


  • All the bacon
  • 9 loaves of bread
  • Full banana tree
  • Winnie the Pooh size jar of honey
  • Bucket of peanut butter


  1. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Butter outside of two slices of bread.
  3. Spread peanut butter on balls one slice bread.
  4. Slice bananas and arrange on other slice of bread.
  5. Make it rain honey on the bananas.
  6. Add cooked bacon to sandwich and close.
  7. Drain excess bacon grease from pan.
  8. Cook sandwich over medium heat, flipping once.
  9. Eat.
  10. Say, “Oh my God, Colin, thank you.”
  11. Make 48 more sandwiches.

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