Super Sassy Cheesy BLT with Bacon Jam 

Super  sassy cheesy BLT with Bacon Jam; Super  sassy cheesy BLT with Bacon Jam; Super  sassy cheesy BLT wit Bacon Jam….Try saying that three times fast! It’s quite the delicious tongue twister. This recipe is made up of the ingredients I like best on my BLT. The super zesty ingredients demand a crusty hearty bread that can hold up to all of my sassy sammy components.

I’m not a huge fan of mayo. It’s fine for dressing and sauces, but as a stand alone condiment, no thank you. So, for most of my sandwiches, mustard, especially spicy mustard is my go to condiment of choice. By now you know how I feel about making a recipe your own. So if mayo is your thing, go for it or even use dijonnaise. The choice is yours.

My grocery store sells hydroponic butter lettuce. It comes in a clam shell package with two  small heads of lettuce. I love the little heads of butter lettuce. They are soft and silky and the perfect size for petite lettuce cups and sandwiches. I don’t like too much overhang with my sandwich ingredients, so the small butter lettuce leaves and halved bacon slices make a pretty tower of a sammich.

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Prep Time: 10                 Cook Time: 5 min                Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Servings:                   Serving Size: 1 Sandwich

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 slices Country Bread; sliced about 1-inch thick, toasted

4 slices bacon, cooked and halved

2-3 leaves hydroponic butter lettuce

2 slices tomato

3-4 avocado slices

1 tablespoon Black Pepper Bourbon Bacon Jam

1 tablespoon Cajun Goat cheese

1 teaspoon Spicy mustard

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice

1 slice reduced fat Pepperjack or Colby cheese

freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 teaspoons butter, softened

DIRECTIONS:

1.Slice the avocado and top with freshly squeezed juice. Set aside

2. Spread the softened butter on one side of each slice of bread. Toast until golden brown.

3. With the toasted sides of bread down, spread the bacon jam and goat cheese on opposite slices.

4. Top goat cheese slathered slice of bread with cheese slice. Add mustard to bacon jam slathered slice and layer with lettuce, avocado, tomato, pepper and bacon. Place slice with cheese on top of the bacon slice. Press together, cut in half and devour – BOOM!

NOTES, TIPS & TRICKS: I like to mix it up with the greens on a BLT. Try using arugula or a few basil leaves for a twist on the traditional.

If you can’t find Cajun Goat cheese at your supermarket ir farmer’s market. Make your own by adding 1-2 teaspoons of Cajun spice to plain goat cheese. Wah-la!

Whenever I cook bacon, I cook the entire package. Who doesn’t like easy leftovers, for soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks and crumbles?

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