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This is not a healthy low fat good behavior meal, this is a splurge!!  It is the kind of once in a blue moon meal that makes life worth living, and enjoying it at home with people you love makes all the calories even more wonderful.  After this BLT you are going to need to lace up the running shoes and hit the pavement. So we recommend that you whip up this beautiful tasty BLT sandwich for someone you love on a lazy day or night when you can savor every bite and every moment together.

1 Package thick cut bacon

2 bagels, your favorite flavor sliced in half

1 large ripe tomato, sliced

4 leaves of crispy leaf lettuce

4 tbsp onion jam, recipe here

4 tbsp avocado mayo, recipe below

Avocado Mayo

1 ripe avocado

2 tbsp mayo

Juice of one lime

¼ tsp plain or seasoned salt

Big pinch of ground chipotle pepper


First things first, if you have not made your onion jam yet that is where you want to start.  Onion jam takes some time to cook, but the tasty caramelized onions are worth it. Next make the Avocado mayo; you can make both condiments ahead of time. For the avocado mayo mix all the ingredients together in the small bowl of your food processor and spin until smooth. Be sure to taste the mayo, it may need more salt or pepper.  It will last a few days in the fridge

Put the bacon on a broiler pan sprayed with a little cooking spray and put it in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  The thicker the bacon the longer it takes to cook. Give the bacon a flip when it is about half way cooked. Feel free to cook your bacon using your preferred method.  Drain the bacon on paper towel before you put it on the sandwich.

Just before your bacon is finished cooking toast the bagels then paint all four halves with a generous amount of avocado mayo. Then I layered on my lettuce, tomato, bacon and onion jam. Don’t forget to salt and pepper your tomatoes before they go into the sandwich.  These are really good, don’t skimp on the onion jam or mayo they are the best parts. You can serve the BLT with something like chips or fruit but let’s be real all you really are going to want is a nap.

Recipe and photos from cookbetterthan.com.