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Classic BLT Sandwich

This classic BLT sandwich is one of those awesome summer foods. When the tomatoes from the garden are ripe, it is time to break out the bacon and lettuce. This BLT sandwich has been a family favorite since my childhood.

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Beef Steak Tomatoes
Beef Steak Tomatoes

A word about Tomatoes

This can be made with any tomato. However, I do prefer a beefsteak tomato. They are flavorful, large, and just the right amount of firmness. Normally, one slice of a beefsteak is enough to cover your bread. Yum.

Ice Berg Lettuce
Ice Berg Lettuce

—Buffet Style—

Create a BLT buffet for your guests or family. Place the Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, and all the fixings for this flavorful recipe in containers. They will thank you for this. Some people like more or less of each ingredient. Let them build their sandwich just the way they like it.

Crispy Bacon
Crispy Bacon

Just a Classic Sandwich

Soft Bread or Toasted Bread

In our family, I get the bacon cooked, the tomatoes slices thin, and the lettuce pulled apart in leaves. Make sure that both the Mayo and Miracle Whip are available along with softened butter. Then just open the bread bag and put a few slices in the toaster to get started. Some like their BLT Sandwiches toasted and others like their BLT with soft bread. Call the family in and stand back. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

It does not take the family long to assemble their BLT sandwiches.

Classic BLT Sandwich
Classic BLT Sandwich

A Word about Bacon

We are lucky enough to live 15 minutes away from Nueske’s Bacon. This is the bacon that can be found in fancy restaurants throughout the United States. When you live that close and the ingredient is such an important element of the sandwich, the bacon just has to be from Nueske’s.

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Classic BLT Sandwich

In the summer when the tomatoes are fresh from the garden, this classic BLT sandwich is a best tasting thing. Enjoy fresh food that is simple and healthy.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Sandwich, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, lettuce, sandwich, Tomato
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 337kcal

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  • 2 Slices bread Whatever kind of bread you prefer
  • 2 Tsp. Mayo or Miracle Whip your preference
  • 2 Tsp. butter Optional
  • 3 Slices Cooked Bacon sometimes, I put more than 3 pieces in…
  • 2 Leaves Lettuce large enough to cover the bread
  • 1 Slice Tomato large enough to cover the bread – you may have to use two tomato slices to do this, but that is okay

text ingredients


  • Cook the bacon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • Slice the tomatoes. Separate the lettuce into leaves.
  • Either toast the 2 slices of bread or leave soft, whichever you prefer.
  • Spread the butter and Miracle Whip on the slices of bread. Layer on the bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Cut the sandwich and enjoy.

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Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg
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