Smoked BLT Sandwich

Try a classic BLT with a twist! This dish features juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, a smear of smoked black peppercorn mayo, thick slabs of maplewood smoked bacon, and a slice of Bongards® Natural Cheddar and Swiss Cheese. Your guests will seek out this upscaled BLT every time they enter your establishment!

INSIGHTS

Everyone knows that bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes were meant to be together, but did you know that they all pair well with smoked flavoring? In fact, tomatoes are paired with it in 52% of U.S. menu incidents, and bacon is paired 50%. Throw in some cheddar slices with a 29% pairing and you have a delicious melt! Just be careful to not add too much smoke to the dish so each element is still able to shine. Smoked items are already on 50% of U.S. menus, so your customers won’t be hesitant to try it. Plus it has a projected 10.9% 4-year growth!

Source: Datassentials 2018

INGREDIENTS

PREPARATION

  1. Cook bacon according to package.
  2. While bacon is cooking, toast the bread slices.
  3. For each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon of mayo to the bread.
  4. Next add 2 slices of cheese, 1 tomato slice, 1-2 leaves of lettuce, and 2 slices of bacon.
  5. Top off with a toothpick of pickle and cherry tomato if desired.