Monday, May 19, 2014

Dressing Up a Classic

Don't you just love a classic BLT sandwich?  Crisp lettuce, toasted bread, crispy bacon, juicy tomato.  Yum.  But I have a problem following the rules and a tendency to be daring and brave in the kitchen.  So I just had to mess with this one a bit. What if a grilled cheese sandwich met a BLT?  What if I used a fancy pants bread and made a special garlic mayo?  What if I put Pepper Jack cheese on it?  And avocados?  What if...okay, that's all the what ifs. was FANTASTIC!  I could eat this three times a week.  And it's quick and easy too, so not too much work in the kitchen makes Cindyland a happy place.  I think you'll find your happy place too with this sandwich.

One 1 lb loaf of bread, sliced into 8 slices (I used a roasted garlic bread)
1 lb bacon (you need 12 slices)
8 slices Pepper Jack cheese
12 slices Roma tomatoes
1 C mayonnaise
3 teaspoons garlic powder
Avocado slices
Leaf lettuce

Cook the bacon until crisp and drain.  Set aside.  Mix the garlic powder and mayo together and chill until ready to use.  
Butter one side of two pieces of the bread.  Put the two pieces of bread, butter side down, on a skillet or flat cast-iron pan.  Lay a slice of cheese on each piece of bread.  Lay the tomatoes and avocados on one side and the bacon on the other.  You will cook it like this.

Cooking it this way helps the cheese melt faster.  When the cheese is melted and bread is toasted, add some of the garlic mayo and a piece of leaf lettuce to the sandwich before closing it.  Repeat for the remaining three sandwiches.  

*NOTE:  It's also very yummy if you throw your tomato slices on that skillet and grill them first before starting the sandwich.


  1. This looks delicious, but we're do you put the cheese?

    1. Oops! Thank you for pointing that out, Tori. I fixed the recipe. The cheese goes on the bread before the other stuff. Enjoy!