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Gourmet Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich Recipe: BLT Never Tasted So Good!

I am a huge fan of Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwiches. As a child, my mom served BLT sandwiches at least once a week. She grew the lettuce and tomato in her garden and mom's BLTs were always bursting with flavor. After moving away from home it was hard to create a sandwich that tasted as good as mom's.

Yesterday, I had a craving for bacon lettuce tomato sandwiches. It's been at least a year since I last ate one and I wanted something spectacular. I'm probably one of the most frugal people you will ever meet and I can't stand waste; especially when it comes to food.

We had a few slices of leftover lunch meat and a tiny portion of Brie cheese. My mind went into overdrive as I concocted the following recipe on-the-fly. Personally, I think it's one of the best BLTs I've ever consumed. I hope you enjoy it too!

I cooked everything using a flat electric griddle. The same results can be obtained by using a skillet and toasting the bread, or by baking the bacon. If you have never baked bacon, it's super easy to do. Simply line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, place the bacon on the sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 18 minutes; flipping slices halfway through.


Gourmet Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich Recipe

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Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes


4 slices Italian bread
8 slices Bacon
2 slices Deli Ham
2 slices Deli Pastrami
2 slices Deli Salami
1 small Tomato, sliced thin
3 Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped
3 Tablespoons Butter (or margarine)
4 slices Brie cheese, cut about 1/4-inch thick

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat electric griddle to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place bacon slices on griddle and cook for 4 minutes; flip bacon and cook 4 more minutes or until desired crispness.
  3. While bacon is cooking, prepare Romaine lettuce and tomatoes.
  4. Place butter in microwave-safe dish. Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds or until butter melts.
  5. Using a pastry brush, coat one side of each slice of bread with butter.
  6. Place 2 paper towels on a plate and transfer bacon from griddle to allow grease to drain.
  7. Using a spatula, push bacon grease into the griddle's grease container.
  8. Reduce griddle heat to 350 degrees. 
  9. Place deli meat slices on one side of griddle. Cook for 1-1/2 minutes per side.
  10. Place bread, buttered side down on other side of griddle.
  11. Place 2 slices of Brie cheese on bread and allow to melt.
  12. Add 4 strips bacon to each remaining bread slice.
  13. Top with deli meats.
  14. Using a butter knife, spread Brie cheese from edge to edge of the bread.
  15. Add lettuce and tomato on top of deli meats.
  16. Place brie cheese side of bread on top of the BLT sandwich.
  17. Transfer to serving plate. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Serve with seasoned fries, potato chips, potato salad, cole slaw or fruit cup.