We are currently enjoying life in Corporate housing for another 10 days and their "fully equipped" kitchen has the making of about 1 saucepan and a random slotted spoon, so my cooking has been pretty basic. That being said, this sammy is quick and easy to make and well, it rocks! BLTs are great, but, as always, I love to kick things up a notch and put a gourmet twist on it. With a little white cheddar, avocado and yummy BBQ sauce the job is done. Also, don't forget the quick and easy homemade peppered turkey bacon (or just peppered bacon if you just can't go there with turkey bacon) to put the icing on the cake. I made this a complete dinner by serving it with homemade sweet potato fries and a simple green salad. PS- if BLTs aren't your thing- use the peppered turkey bacon for something else- so simple but darn tasty!
BLT with Avocado, Peppered Turkey Bacon and White Cheddar
Serves 2, expand recipe as needed.
4 slices of toasted good quality wheat bread
10 pieces of Peppered Turkey Bacon (see recipe bellow, or use regular bacon if preferred)
4 slices white cheddar cheese
1/2 avocado, mashed
Crisp romaine lettuce
Favorite BBQ sauce (mine is Sweet Baby Rays Original)
1. Make the Peppered Turkey Bacon (see recipe bellow), set aside
2. Place slices of bread on baking sheet with slices of cheese on 1 side, toast in oven or toaster oven until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Remove from oven
3. Spread 1/4 of avocado on toast without cheese
4. Assemble the rest of the sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce.
5. Serve immediately.
Peppered Turkey Bacon (or use regular bacon if preferred)
Preheat oven to 400
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place 10 slices in a single layer on sheet.
Sprinkle bacon with freshly cracked black pepper.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is slightly crispy.