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Gourmet BLTs with Avocado Aioli

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 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 

Instructions

  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. 

Notes

*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.