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Bad Boy BLT Bagel Sandwich


  • 1 package thick cut bacon
  • 2 bagels your favorite flavor sliced in half
  • 1 large ripe tomato sliced
  • 4 leaves of crispy leaf lettuce
  • 4 tbsp onion jam recipe here
  • 4 tbsp avocado mayo recipe here


  1. First things first, if you have not made your onion jam yet that is where you want to start. Onion jam takes some time to cook, but the tasty caramelized onions are worth it. See the recipe for onion jam here . Next I made the Avocado mayo; just know that you can do both condiments way ahead of time, like a day or two before. Recipe for Avocado mayo is here , it takes about 5 minutes to make.
  2. I bake my bacon, I hate cleaning up the stove top when I fry bacon, so I don’t do it anymore. I put the bacon on a broiler pan sprayed with a little cooking spray and put it in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes. The thicker the bacon the longer it takes to cook. I also twist up my bacon before cooking; I think it makes it cook better my mom disagrees and bakes hers flat. Either way you will want to give the bacon a flip when it is about half way cooked. Feel free to cook your bacon using your preferred method. Drain the bacon on paper towel before you put it on the sandwich.
  3. Just before your bacon is finished cooking toast the bagels then paint all four halves with a generous amount of avocado mayo. Then I layered on my lettuce, tomato, bacon and onion jam. Don’t forget to salt and pepper your tomatoes before they go into the sandwich. I hate to say that after my husband and I both stole a few slices of bacon while I was assembling we put all the cooked bacon onto the two sandwiches, that's a lot of bacon. These are really good, don’t skimp on the onion jam or mayo they are the best parts. I could lie and tell you I served the sandwiches with something like chips or fruit but let’s be real we wolfed down these giant sandwiches and were ready for a nap.