A Better BLT

 I don't know about you, but we love BLT's around here.  Especially in the summertime - fresh lettuce and tomatoes with nice crisp strips of bacon, slathered with mayo on fresh baked bread.  Absolutely perfect...until everything starts falling out of that perfect sandwich you've created.   

First a piece of tomato lands on your plate.

Then some bacon.

As you try to push them back in, your fingers get covered with mayo and another slice of tomato hits the plate!

Can you relate?

Allow me to share my solution - The Better BLT!
Here's what you need:
1 pound of thick-cut bacon
2  tomatoes - I used Romas
2 cups of chopped lettuce - yes, I pushed it down a little in the measuring cup!
2 good dollops of mayonnaise
Tortillas - I used medium size

Start by chopping your bacon into pieces and adding it to a skillet.
Cook over medium heat.  I know a lot of people cook bacon in the oven but this method has always worked for me.  There is no bacon grease flying out of the pan.  
Almost there!
When it's crispy, drain on paper towels.
Add the 2 cups of chopped lettuce to a bowl.
Chop your tomatoes and add them to the lettuce.
Add the bacon.
Toss, then add 2 dollops of mayonnaise.  
Combine.
This is where I sneak a taste!
Spoon on tortillas and wrap them up!
Take a bite! 
How about that?  Nothing falls out!
That's a better BLT.  Don't you agree?

Give it a try and let me know what you think!


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Comments

  1. I bet this must taste like heaven. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It gets my vote for 'yummy'. I hope you'll give it a try!

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  2. BLT is one of my favorite lunch foods. I love how easy this looks and it will be perfect to take for work lunches! Stopping in from Sundays on Silverado!

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    1. It is easy and you're right, it's perfect for taking to work. Enjoy!

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    2. I think I am going to make it for this weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. I just love quick and easy meal prep!

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  4. This is so smart! What a great idea. I'm a huge fan of the bacon-tomato-mayo flavor combination. Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #41 linkup! We hope to see you sharing more of your posts with us at #42 which opens next Monday. Have a great week and happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you'll give it a try!

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  5. One of our favorite summer sandwiches! Can't wait to give your version a try! Thank you!

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  6. Oh wow, look at that delicious bacon, love it
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  7. Wow!! That looks amazing. I may not be able to eat it right now, but I know someone who can't say no to bacon!

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    1. I hope you can eat it soon, Kim, because everyone loves Bacon! Right?! 😉

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  8. I love BLT's, looks like you have the perfect solution for the perfect BLT Ann! I will have to share this with my husband, he loves them too. YUM!

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    1. I hope you'll give this recipe a try, Cara. It's a real game-changer!

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  9. Oh, I agree! This looks amazing and a great way to not have a mess at the same time!
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  10. Just proved everything is better with bacon! It's a summer time favorite in our house. visiting from Love Your Creativity link party #125, #126, #127

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    1. It sure is! I hope you'll give it a try!

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  11. Yum! Your wrap looks delicious!

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  12. What a great idea! I can't wait to surprise my family with this yummy blt!

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  13. Gosh, we have these for breakfast in the summertime...so refreshing and delicious! Healthy too! Num!

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    1. I never thought of them for breakfast. What a great idea!

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  14. This is such a better idea than bacon falling out of the sandwich!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you again at tomorrow's party!

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    1. Thanks! I think we've all had that happen...

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  15. Hi, I just read Kim's post and popped over for visit. :-)
    This is a great idea. My lettuce is growing well in the garden, now I just need a tomato to ripen.
    Carla

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    1. I'm so glad you did, Carla! I hope you'll give it a try as soon as you get a ripe tomato. Please don't be a stranger. There's always something new to share around here!

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  16. Congrats, Anne, just to let you know that your post will be featured on Monday at SSPS 318.

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  17. We had BLT's today, so good - I think I'll try your wrap someday soon!

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  18. Summertime is the perfect time for BLTs, and what a fun way to eat them! I could mix this up, have the tortillas packed separately and then put it all together at lunch time. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea, Ann! I can't wait to share your tortilla twist in this week's Whimsy Home Wednesday party!

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    1. Absolutely! This meal is definitely portable.

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  19. I love BLT's and this is genius wrapping them, so everything stays inside and makes it to your belly.
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    1. Thank you so much, Paula. This is the 'neatest' BLT ever!

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