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!Print
Chipotle Ranch BLTs
- 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
- Ranch dressing
- Chipotle Tabasco sauce
- While bacon is cooking, grind some fresh pepper over both sides. Cook until crispy. Set on paper towel to drain excess grease.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut in half and enjoy!
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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.
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.
Chipotle-Ranch sounds delish! I could go for one of those sandwiches right now and it’s only 10am!
I love that you included avocado! And I can’t wait to make your eggplant spread!!
Those look delicious!
Sounds like a great idea for a quick dinner.
Aggie, you never cease to amaze me with fantastic meals. I could get used to that chipotle mayo!
Can I say “YES!” for putting on a good amount of sauce on those delish sammies!! Awesome.
That is one nice looking BLT!
I love avocadoes on BLTs! You just can’t go wrong no matter what you add to a BLT!
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!
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!
I LOVE having sandwiches for lunch, dinner who am I kidding, even breakfast. Yours looks incredible! Have a great holiday weekend!
Ooooh Aggie, you have absolutely no idea how good that looks to me right now!!
I love sandwich night too. Have a great weekend!
THAT is some sandwich, Aggie! Looks great! There is something about avocado and bacon that is a perfect combination!
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!
I love blt’s and this is EXTRA special!
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.