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How to Make the Perfect BLT

Made with bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes between two thick slices of toasted bread this sandwich is a hearty lunch option, a simple dinner and an all around favorite!

BLT Ingredients

Part of what makes this sandwich so special is that there are really only a handful of ingredients: bread, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo! No wonder it’s so popular!

2 Slices Bacon Thick cut crispy bacon is the perfect bacon for this recipe. Cook bacon in the oven is an easy no-mess way to make crispy bacon!

If you don’t have bacon, you can use sliced ham, Canadian bacon, pancetta, or turkey bacon. Each provides their own delicious flavor for this recipe!

2 Leaves Lettuce Iceberg, bibb, romaine…whatever lettuce you have on hand will work great in this recipe. For the perfect amount in every bite, I love to thinly shred the lettuce before adding it to my sandwich.

2 Slices of Tomatoes It goes without saying that you must add tomatoes to have a true BLT, but any tomatoes will do! Tomatoes provide a lot of great flavor in this recipe, so choose nice juicy ripe ones!

2 slices bread, toasted

2 tablespoon mayonnaise

How to Make a Perfect BLT

This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Prep: Shred lettuce, slice tomatoes, and fry or bake bacon.
  2. Toast: Toast bread and top with mayonnaise.
  3. Assemble: Top one slice of bread with bacon, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with the other slice of toasted bread.

Cut on the diagonal and serve immediately!

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