Elvis Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Hello, I am going to show you how to make “The Elvis“.  The sandwich, which consists of bread, peanut butter, jelly, sliced bananas, and bacon was popularized by Elvis Presley and has since become an American classic.

  • Ingredients

Sliced bread (I prefer whole wheat)

Peanut Butter (any kind)

Jelly (any kind)

1 Banana (sliced)

3 Strips of Bacon (Turkey or Pork)

Pam cooking spray or butter

  • Steps
  1. Place two slices of bread on counter.  Proceed to smear peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other.

    photo by Tricia Woods

  2. Peel one banana and slice thin.  Add banana slices to sandwich.

    photo by Tricia Woods

  3. Add 3 slices of bacon to a frying pan.  (Again, I’m using turkey bacon but usually the sandwich is made with pork bacon.)  Cook bacon and add to the sandwich.

    photo by Tricia Woods

    photo by Tricia Woods

  4. Use the same frying pan in which we cooked the bacon (adds flavor) to fry the sandwich.  Make sure to add a little cooking spray to the frying pan to prevent sticking.

    photo by Tricia Woods

  5. Fry the Elvis Sandwich to your liking, remove from the pan and enjoy!

    photo by Tricia Woods

    photo by Tricia Woods




14 thoughts on “Elvis Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

  1. Steps are very easy to follow, you wrote them so clear and the pictures help a lot! Thank you.

  2. I heard of the famous Elvis sandwich, but just wasn’t sure how all those ingredients would taste together. Your instructions and pictures are clear and easy to follow.

  3. Awesome heart-attack-sandwich. Thank you, thank you very much! I mentioned this in the whole class as well, but look to resize images before uploading them to posts. These are full size images from the digital camera (nice shots actually, particularly the final sandwich shot), and should be resized. I actually edited the bacon frying image as an example infront of the class. It’s only 600 x 437 pixels now compared to the original 3872 x 2592. I used the free web image editor pixlr and you can follow the tutorial for resizing as well.

  4. I have to admit, this looks like a bad idea. But if you recommend it, and it’s Mayor Bloomberg’s chosen last meal, then I guess I’ll have to try it!

    • Thanks, usually the sandwich does not call for jelly, but I like it in there. Let me know how you like it when you try it.

  5. Awesome tutorial with the sandwich, especially the video with the one and only the king himself.

  6. Interesting concotion, never knew this was an american classic, but this is america so i could see why… what a combination of ingredients, one my friend is a foodie so I bet he has made this recipe to, i might try to see how it tastes, its probably pretty good…

  7. This looks super yummy! The steps you provided are very simple to follow and the images are really descriptive, but I must admit it is not a healthy sandwich. When I’m starving I should definitely give this creation a try!

    • It’s actually not as unhealthy as you think – Peanut butter and jelly is healthy, Bananas are healthy, whole wheat bread is healthy. The bacon is the unhealthy part of the sandwich and that is why I use turkey bacon and not pork. And, instead of butter I use cooking spray to fry the sandwich. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the comment.

  8. mike that looks very good. I think your future obese students would love it as well!

  9. Nice post! I’m going to follow your steps and make me that sandwich as soon as I get home.

  10. I heard Elvis used to have a loaf of bread carved open then made the sandwich. If I ever run a marathon I will reward myself by eating this sandwich. Probably not right after though

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