The Best Beef Bacon BLT Sandwich

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This is the best beef bacon BLT sandwich. It’s a classic sandwich made with beef bacon on rustic sourdough bread, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy avocado, and drippy mayo. It’s simple to make but by following a few easy tips your blt with beef bacon will come out totally delicious every time!

Sandwiches stacked on top of each other.

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Since my family doesn’t eat pork, I’ve never had a BLT before. I missed out on all those crispy crunchy bacon recipes, but not anymore. Since we found beef bacon in the grocery store a few years ago, it has become a beloved part of my menu! 

Overhead image of a open face blt sandwich.

Topped with crispy slices of beef bacon this blt sandwich with avocado is truly the best. BLTs are great for dinner, easy lunches, or a wonderful snack to bring to the beach or pool during the summertime. It’s filling, flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser served with potato chips or french fries!

What is a BLT?

It’s a sandwich made with bacon, lettuce, and tomato, although most times it will also include avocado like in this recipe! It’s a very simple iconic sandwich that I made using beef bacon instead of pork!

What is beef bacon?

Beef bacon is made from the naval or belly of the cow. It’s shaped and cured so that it tastes and cooks like traditional pork bacon. It’s salty and crisps up nicely, so it’s a great alternative to turkey bacon. 

Package of beef bacon on a sheet pan.

Beef bacon can be hard to find. The one we love to use is from Wellshire Farms and it’s only sold at Whole Foods (although they are often out of stock – sad face).

Our local butcher shops also sell beef bacon but it’s a little closer to turkey bacon but with a beefy flavor.

Check out your local grocery stores, and butcher shops for beef bacon or this one from Pederson Farms or this one from Grow & Behold (a Jewish meat company). 

BLT Sandwich Ingredients

Overhead image of beef BLT sandwich ingredients on a table.
  • Beef bacon – I used this one from Whole Foods. Use your favorite beef bacon or substitute with turkey bacon instead. 
  • Lettuce – I used green leaf but romaine is good too.
  • Tomatoes – thick slices of either beef steak or regular slicing tomatoes.
  • Avocado – Optional, but it adds more creaminess and flavor to your BLT. 
  • Mayo – A must for any blt sandwich. 
  • Bread – I used slices of my homemade rustic sourdough loaf. Try using French bread, Italian bread, regular white bread, whole wheat bread, or the bread of your choice. Toast it for extra crunch and texture.

How to Make The Best BLT Sandwich

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to Make oven-baked beef bacon

Raw bacon on a sheet pan.

Step one. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lay bacon side by side on the sheet. 

Cooked beef bacon on a sheet pan.

Step two. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown and crispy.

Close up on crispy beef bacon on a paper towel.

Step three. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper-toweled lined plate to drain. Set aside. 

How to Assemble BLT Sandwich

Close up on a blt sandwich.

Step one. Toast your bread on one side then spread with mayo. 

Step two. Top with lettuce, tomato slices sprinkled with salt and black pepper, avocado, and 3 – 4 slices of bacon. 

Step three. Spread more mayo on the top piece of bread then top your sandwich. Cut it in half then serve and enjoy!

Overhead image of blt sandwiches on a table with tomatoes and lettuce.

What to serve with BLT sandwiches

  • French fries, sweet potato fries, or potato chips
  • Onion rings
  • Tomato soup
  • Pasta salad
  • Fresh garden salad
  • Grilled or boiled corn on the cob

BLT Variations

  • BLT with grilled chicken, roast chicken, or crispy chicken fried chicken
  • BLT bagel sandwich using toasted bagels instead of sourdough bread. 
  • BLT sauce ideas: Pesto, garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, or mayo mixed with yellow, dijon, or whole-grain mustard
  • Topped with a fried egg
  • Ran out of bread? Make this BLT with a pita wrap or tortillas instead, or as a hearty salad with croutons. 
Stacked blt sandwich with beef bacon.

Recommended Tools

Sheet pan, for cooking the beef bacon

Knife, this is my favorite

Pro Tips

  • Salt and pepper your tomatoes to give them more flavor. You can also lay them on a paper towel for a few minutes before assembling your sandwich so they don’t make your sandwich too soggy. 
  • Toast your bread on one side with butter. This way you have a nice crunch on one side and the other side remains soft. Make sure not to over-toast the bread, it should be a nice light golden brown color. 
  • Beef bacon can sometimes have a tougher section in the middle, so take that out before assembling your sandwich. 

How To Store/ Make Ahead

To make ahead, assemble the sandwich but leave off the tomatoes. Store them in a separate container because they can make the sandwich soggy. Add them back when you are ready to serve!

Storing. It’s best to enjoy your BLT sandwich right away, but it can last in the refrigerator for up to 2 days wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. 

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Close up on a blt sandwich.

The Best Beef Bacon BLT Sandwich

This is the best beef bacon BLT sandwich. It's a classic sandwich made with beef bacon on rustic sourdough bread, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy avocado, and mayo. It’s simple to make but by following a few easy tips your blt with beef bacon will come out totally delicious every time!
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package beef bacon 6 – 8 slices
  • 4 slices sourdough bread or the bread of your choice
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 4 pieces of green leaf or romaine lettuce rinsed and dried
  • ½ large avocado sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mayo as much as you want

Instructions 

  • Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Line slices of bacon side by side on the sheet pan. Cook at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Make sure to keep an eye on it because some ovens run hotter than others. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Toast both slices of bread on one side then spread the soft side of bread with mayo.
  • Layer the bottom piece of bread with 1 piece of lettuce, 2 slices of tomato sprinkled with salt and black pepper, and a few slices of avocado. Top with 3 – 4 pieces of bacon and one more piece of lettuce. 
  • Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread, then gently press it down then cut the sandwich in half. 
  • Repeat the same steps to make the other sandwich.
  • Serve immediately with french fries, potato chips, or your favorite salad, and enjoy!

Notes

The nutrition information is only an estimate and the recipe card may contain affiliate links. 
Beef bacon can sometimes have a tougher section in the middle, so take that out before assembling your sandwich. 
To make ahead, assemble the sandwich but leave off the tomatoes. Store them in a separate container because they can make the sandwich soggy. Add them back when you are ready to serve!
Storing. It’s best to enjoy your BLT sandwich right away, but it can last in the refrigerator for up to 2 days wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 5mg

All nutrition information is automatically generated and should be only used as a rough estimate. This recipe card may contain affiliate links.

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