A perfect BLT sandwich with special sauce.

Perfect BLT Sandwiches

  • Author: RebeccaBlackwell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches


Here’s how to make a kick-ass Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich.


  • 1 pound good quality, thick sliced bacon
  • 8 slices of thick-cut, hearty bread
  • 2 tbsp butter (optional)
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • Salt and pepper
  • Romaine or Iceberg lettuce

For the BLT sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat until warm. Add a few slices of bacon and cook until crisp on both sides. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain while you cook the rest of the bacon.
  2. Toast the slices of bread, buttering the outside of the slices. Buttering the bread is optional.
  3. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: spread one slice of bread with a generous amount of BLT sauce. Lay a couple slices of bacon over the sauce, top with a slice or two of tomato and a few pieces of lettuce. Top with another piece of toasted bread and serve.