Gourmet BLTs with Avocado Aioli

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A BLT sandwich is as good as the ingredients that make it up. Take your BLT to the next level with Burgers’ Smokehouse Steak Cut Bacon and our Avocado Aioli sauce.


  • 1 pound (8-9 slices*) thick-cut bacon (Recommend: Burgers’ Smokehouse Steak Cut Bacon)
  • ½ cup Avocado Aioli, plus more as needed
  • 8 slices of thick-sliced wheat bread (or your favorite bakery bread)
  • 8 small leaves of leafy green and/or red lettuce (or look for a package labeled “Artisan Lettuces”), clean, dry, and cut down to the size of the bread
  • About 3 (1 ½ pounds) ripe heirloom tomatoes, sliced ¼-inch thick 


  1. Bake the bacon: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a rack on top of a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crispy, about 25-28 minutes for thick-cut bacon (or about 20-23 minutes for thin-cut bacon). Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. When cool enough to handle, cut each piece in half.
  2. Make the aioli: While the bacon cooks, follow the directions to make this Avocado Aioli (or make it up to 2 days in advance).
  3. Toast the bread: When the bacon is done, turn the broiler on high and arrange the top rack to the center of the oven. Place the bread slices on a sheet pan and broil for about 1 minute per side, until lightly golden brown. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.
  4. Build the sandwiches: Lay out the toasted bread slices on a clean surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of aioli on each piece. On half of the bread slices, top with 2 leaves of lettuce and 2 slices of tomato. Season tomatoes lightly with salt and pepper. Then top with 4 half pieces* of the cooked bacon. Place the remaining bread atop each sandwich and serve. 


*If not using thick-cut bacon, your package will include about 12 slices, so you’ll use 6 half slices per sandwich instead of 4 half slices.