Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. A BLT sandwich is a pretty easy one to make
The hardest part is frying up the bacon. If you know you are going to make a few of these sandwiches throughout the week, you can always batch cook the bacon.
Personally, I don’t eat bacon. I know, I know, blasphemy, right? And, I have to say, I’ve never cooked bacon before. This recipe is coming straight from Justin because he makes himself a BLT a couple of times per week for lunch (benefits of working from home!).
If he makes one of these on a day that Ryan isn’t at preschool, he is all over the bacon. That boy is a bacon lover, for sure! He asks for it at every meal and always adds it to the grocery list on the Amazon Echo as soon as we get low.
The BLT has quite a few good-for-you parts to it. Yes, it’s bacon, and while bacon may not be the best because of all the grease, it still gives you some protein which helps keep you full. Also, it has lettuce and tomato in it, which are both full of nutrients. Plus the bread for your grains.
Step by Step
Start by cooking the bacon. Justin likes to fry it in a regular frying pan over medium-high heat until it’s cooked to the crispiness he likes. There are also methods for microwaving and baking bacon, but we haven’t done those personally. Depending on how much bacon you like on the sandwich, you want probably two or three pieces. Justin was cooking four here because Ryan had to have some, too!
While the bacon is cooking, spread a bit of mayo on one side each of two slices of bread.
Slice a few pieces of the tomato and spread them out on the bread so it covers as much as possible. The amount you need will vary based on the size of the tomato.
Top the tomato with a few pieces of lettuce cut to fit on the bread.
When the bacon is finished cooking, break it into a few pieces and spread that out on top of the lettuce.
Close up the sandwich and serve immediately!
Classic BLT Sandwich
- 3 slices bacon
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tomato (small)
- 3 pieces lettuce
- Cook bacon as directed
- Meanwhile, spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread
- Slice the tomato and layer on the mayonnaise side of one slice of bread
- Add lettuce on top of the tomato
- Cut the cooked bacon into smaller pieces and place on top of the lettuce
- Close up the sandwich and serve immediately
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