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Chipotle Ranch BLTs

We are trying to incorporate more “sandwich nights” at our house, to make things a bit easier during the week. I have a hard time just eating a plain old sandwich for dinner, I don’t know, maybe it’s because that is what I usually have for lunch and I just want something a little more special at dinnertime. Well last night was sandwich night at our house and I decided on BLTs. I haven’t had one of those in a long time and I have seen some good looking ones recently in magazines and blogs. I wanted to jazz up our BLTs a bit so I added fresh black pepper to the turkey bacon as it cooked. It gave it a crispy coating and a little kick. I also had some cucumber and avocado laying around so I added that to the sandwich. To make it extra special, instead of mayo I used some of the leftover homemade ranch dressing with a few dashes of Chipotle Tabasco added to it.

This BLT had a kick to it for sure, so if that is what you are looking for, try this out. Not your boring sandwich at all!

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Chipotle Ranch BLTs


Ingredients

  • slices of turkey bacon
  • good whole grain sandwich bread, toasted (I’ve been addicted to Wheat Italian 5 Grain lately)
  • sliced avocado
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced cucumber
  • lettuce
  • Ranch dressing
  • Chipotle Tabasco sauce

Instructions

  1. While bacon is cooking, grind some fresh pepper over both sides. Cook until crispy. Set on paper towel to drain excess grease.
  2. Make Chipotle Ranch: Pour a couple of tablespoons of your favorite ranch dressing into a small bowl. Add a few dashes of Chipotle Tabasco and stir to combine.
  3. Start to assemble sandwich: Layer lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado on one side of toast. Drizzle a good amount of dressing over fixings. Once bacon is ready, layer bacon over veggies.
  4. Cut in half and enjoy!

 

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18 comments on “Chipotle Ranch BLTs”

  1. What a great idea for bumping up a BLT. I’m with you that we need more sandwich nights. Your sandwich looks and sounds amazing.

  2. We had almost almost the same thing last night-chipotle mayo BLTS with cheese and turkey-no avocado. I wish I had had some. Those look deelish.

  3. Chipotle-Ranch sounds delish! I could go for one of those sandwiches right now and it’s only 10am!

  4. I love that you included avocado! And I can’t wait to make your eggplant spread!!

  5. Those look delicious!

  6. Sounds like a great idea for a quick dinner.

  7. Aggie, you never cease to amaze me with fantastic meals. I could get used to that chipotle mayo!

  8. Can I say “YES!” for putting on a good amount of sauce on those delish sammies!! Awesome.

  9. That is one nice looking BLT!

  10. I love avocadoes on BLTs! You just can’t go wrong no matter what you add to a BLT!

  11. Those look really great! I love making sandwiched more special by just adding a couple great ingredients. I am looking forward to trying this one!

  12. Yum Aggie! Turkey bacon, interesting, how very sensible. I really like it. I’m with you, I’m always looking for something a little more special -but this is special enough!

    Still working on cooking up something for the Football challenge!

  13. I LOVE having sandwiches for lunch, dinner who am I kidding, even breakfast. Yours looks incredible! Have a great holiday weekend!

  14. Ooooh Aggie, you have absolutely no idea how good that looks to me right now!!

    I love sandwich night too. Have a great weekend!

  15. THAT is some sandwich, Aggie! Looks great! There is something about avocado and bacon that is a perfect combination!

  16. I love a good blt. The blog “Panini Happy” had a post asking about your favorite sandwiches and I have to say that a good blt is right up there with a monte cristo for me!

  17. I love blt’s and this is EXTRA special!

  18. What a great looking sandwich! I have a hard time doing sandwiches for dinner too, but when they are hot it just seems more acceptable.