Classic BLT Sandwich

"This is a sandwich that I crave a lot. I am just posting it because I couldn't find it posted already on the Zaar...I couldn't believe that! My ex-DH wondered how I make these, so I decided to post it and send him the recipe. Nothing fancy -- just the real, simple, unabridged version. UPDATE: After reading Peg629's review, I have tried it that way, with one slice of toast spread with yellow mustard, and I must say it really, really makes an exceptional BLT! Such a subtle difference, yet genuinely makes a superior BLT, in my opinion! (Thank you Peg629 for that awesome suggestion!)"
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Ready In:
4 sandwiches




  • Cook bacon until crispy, then drain on paper towels.
  • Toast the 8 slices of bread.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon mayo on each slice of toasted bread. (More or less, to taste).
  • Add 1 slice of lettuce to 4 pieces of mayo-spreaded toast.
  • Add 2 slices of tomato on top of lettuce.
  • Arrange 3 slices of bacon evenly on top of tomato. (Break bacon slices in half to fit, if needed.).
  • Add 1 slice of lettuce on top of bacon.
  • Put the remaining 4 pieces of mayo-spreaded toast on top to finish the sandwiches.
  • Enjoy!
  • NOTE: I also like to butter the toast slices before adding the mayo -- higher in fat, but tastier, in my opinion!

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  1. No where in receipe does it list avocado in BLT but it is in sandwich photo.
  2. Made this for dinner using Chef #67103 's Recipe #208501 and of course, this classic sandwich is DELICIOUS! Next time I think I'll try the suggestion of mustard on one slice of the bread! Stacky.... you will ge greatly missed!!!
  3. It does not get any better than a BLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used recipe#208501 recipe and it was totally easy to put this together with no mess!!! I definitely love that you listed Hellmann's mayonnaise as the mayo to use because if you're gonna do it with bacon, do it right and don't use nasty Miracle Whip or some other thing besides real mayonnaise!!! Thanks, Stacky!!
  4. Yep this was totally great. I made these as mini sandwiches for a gathering of ladies they all kept going back for more. I followed another reviewers advice and used yellow mustard on one slice. One other tip from me: After slicing the tomatoes, I laid the slices on a stack of paper towels, sprinkled just a little salt on top. Allowed them to sit for a few minutes while I worked on the other parts of the sandwich. Then right before assembly, piled a few other paper towels and a plate on top of the slices and inverted them. This reduced some of the wetness of the tomato and removed most of the bitter seeds. They were awesome. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  5. I use to always make my BLT’s this way. I used one large slice of tomato only, and two strips of thick bacon or it may not fit in the mouth. I also added a little onion. I can not eat much of this anymore do to stomach disorder. It is now eating it vicariously.


  1. You need to add avocado to your ingredient list.
  2. BLTS rule
  3. I added guacamole instead of plain avocado!
  4. The only tweak would be to use a bacon weave, then you get bacon in every bite.
  5. I love the classic BLT. I sometimes if I have leftover guacamole and want to use it up the next day, I make a BLT and add some guacamole and sprouts in place of the lettuce. It's really delicious, and I sometimes when using up guacamole, use up any homemade salsa in place of mayo. It's delicious as well on the sandwich. I use it on Club sandwiches as well like that. Gives the sandwich a new flair.


Editor's Note: Sadly Stacky5 passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008. Hi! My name is Stacy, and I'm a single Mom who works full-time with 4 kids ranging from ages 9 to 21, a brand new granddaughter named Faith, and a cat named Pubert (we call him Pube) who is also my kid... That's his photo as my icon. Oh, and a new kitten that the kids named "KeeKee" but who I call Little Kitteh. I love them with all my heart! Even though I don't have my parents anymore, their presence is always felt and their love has resonated in my life, even after all this time. You'll find a lot of my posted recipes that refer to "Jolean" --- and that's my Mom. :) I sure do miss her... I love music, especially 70's music, cats, incense & lavalights, candles, and I love to play guitar. I've been called an old "hippie chick," and I don't mind that label in the least. I also love to try other people's recipes and find ones that remind me of my Mother, and those precious memories that I had growing up in a household with such a wonderfully comforting cook...I work full-time in a real estate office as an office administrator. I came to this site looking for recipes that were tried and true. I stayed at this site because I found people who were kind, loving, caring and shared the same interest that I do --- food and cooking. I've saved a lifetime of recipes and learned so much about cooking and ingredients that I actually feel proud of my cooking. I bet my Mom looks down on me with pride every time I cook a new recipe from RecipeZaar, and I bet my Dad cracks up every time he sees me photographing what I've cooked! My daughters have actually gotten into the act, too, and are quite versed in searching for recipes and answers here on Zaar. Makes me proud to be their Mom. RecipeZaar isn't just a "website." It's a lifestyle. And some of the friends I've made here are LIFELONG friends to me --- and in my estimation, those types of people are a rare thing to find in this world. :) P.S. Pube says, "Hello everybody!" ;) <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src=""> <img src=""> <a href="¤t=craftykookaburras.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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