BLT Sandwiches… with Peanut Butter

posted by Andrea | 08/21/2012

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches are one of my favorite summer lunches… and Dave likes anything with bacon so he’s usually game for a crunchy BLT at least once a week.

I stocked up on bacon a few weeks ago when it was really cheap, and we got a bunch of garden-fresh tomatoes from my parents’ garden — so yeah, we’ve eaten a fair share of BLT’s lately. 

However, the other day, I mentioned that we were having BLT’s for lunch… and then shared this picture on Facebook.

Much to my surprise, I got a slew of comments questioning the peanut butter. I guess my family is weird because we’ve always put peanut butter and mayonnaise on our BLT’s!

So, if you’ve never tried peanut butter on your BLT (or if you’ve never tried a BLT), let me just take 5 minutes to share how delicious this combination of flavors is.

It isn’t really much of a “recipe” but I do have a specific way I like to assemble my sandwich :)

FIRST:

Toast two slices of your favorite sandwich bread for each sandwich you want to make (we use some type of wheat bread)

Next:

Spread one slice of toast with mayo and the other slice with peanut butter

Put the lettuce on the side with mayo and the bacon on the side with peanut butter

Then put the tomatoes on top of the lettuce  

Finally:

Place the bacon side on top of the tomato/lettuce side and cut the sandwich in half

Eat and enjoy!

It might seem weird that I have such an “exact science” for making a simple sandwich, but I really like the salty bacon pressed into the sweet peanut butter, and if you put the tomatoes in between the lettuce and bacon, the bread doesn’t get soggy.

In my opinion, this sandwich is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, smooth and crunchy. And with all the fresh tomatoes available this time of year… I’d say it just might be the perfect summer lunch!

Have you ever tried a BLT with peanut butter?

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28 comments

  1. Stel

    08/21/2012

    Never!!
    Will mention it to the boys and see what they think…

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  2. Connie

    08/21/2012

    I’m intrigued…. I’m giving it a try!

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  3. Julie

    08/21/2012

    I have never tried it, but I think we all would like it here. It’s a definite try when we are able to eat bacon.

    My Dad used to (maybe still does) eat peanut butter on toast and goulash at the same time. A bite of goulash, a bit of pb and toast. He loved(s) it.

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  4. Jennifer

    08/21/2012

    Growing up my Mom always made bacon and peanut butter sanwiches on toasted white bread – usually for breakfast. I loved them!!! I haven’t had one in years but I just might for dinner tonight!

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  5. Amy

    08/21/2012

    Never heard of it or tried it. But I’m going to HAVE to now!

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  6. Margo

    08/21/2012

    BLT’s are a favorite of mine but I have never had one with peanut butter. I love salty foods and sweets but not together.

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  7. Bonnie Cummings

    08/21/2012

    I’ve never tried it, but I will. My husband does peanut butter w/bolonga & mayo. (not me!!) My girlfriend does grilled cheese (must be Veleeta) and grape jelly. She says it’s wonderful. I haven’t tried it yet.

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  8. Kathy

    08/21/2012

    We are all vegan/vegetarian in our house, so we won’t be trying it, but I can totally see how all of those flavours would meld together in a lovely way. :)

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  9. Molly

    08/21/2012

    My college roommate got me started on PB on my BLTs and I LOVE IT. If I go to a restaurant and even think about ordering a BLT, I ask if they have PB and if they don’t, I won’t order a BLT. It’s a MUST TRY!

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  10. Stacey

    08/21/2012

    If only we didn’t have a severe peanut allergy in the family…..Oh well, I still love a BLT! Have you ever tried one with pesto on sourdough? Mmmm!

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  11. Chris

    08/21/2012

    I love to visit Michigan and we were just there last week. One restaurant had char-broiled burgers, one with strawberry sauce and the other with peanut butter, egg, and I think banana. Sounded very gross to me LOL

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  12. Kara

    08/21/2012

    We add an Egg over easy to our BLTs….BLT&Es. Sometimes we add cheese on the egg. Very hearty for breakfast/lunch/or dinner.

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  13. Sheri

    08/21/2012

    You are the only other person in the universe who I know does this besides me. YEAH! Bring it on :)

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  14. Kathy

    08/21/2012

    Similar to a sandwich we have – hold the tomatoes and add cheese instead. We won’t talk about how much FAT it is! But so good. PB and Mayo are so good together. My husband also likes to add bacon grease. Sounds wierd, huh!!

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  15. Michele

    08/21/2012

    Add a hamburger patty and you have dinner. :) It really is good!

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    Andrea Reply:

    hmmmm… never thought of that before, but we do love our bacon burgers :)

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  16. Mary

    08/21/2012

    We add peanut butter to our BLT often. I also love peanut butter with tuna fish. I know it doesn’t sound that great but the taste is awesome.

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  17. Tina

    08/22/2012

    I love BLT sandwiches! I love PB sandwiches! But the two together??? I’ll have to let my husband (my “Mikey”) Danny try it first! LOL!

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    Karen Reply:

    I got a chuckle out of this – we always get “Mikey” to try it first, too!

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  18. Megan Camp

    08/22/2012

    I’ve never heard of that combination. I love BLT’s and PB. I’ll have to give it a try.

    One thing I grew up eating that most people find strange is jello with a dab of mayo (1 tsp or so) and a sprinkle of paprika on top. It makes it “fancy” and it is SO good! We make the jello in a 9×13 and then cut it in squares to serve individually.

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  19. Val

    08/24/2012

    Wow! DH and I love peanut butter and bacon, so I think we’ll have to try this.

    I think it’s so funny that you posted the “right way” to make your sandwich!

    When I was a kid, my neighbor and I combined ham and cheese with peanut butter and jelly to make an awesome sandwich. But there’s a right way to stack it, and the right varieties of each ingredient to make the sandwich sweet: bread, peanut butter (the sweeter, reduced fat versions work better for this but any is good), apple jelly or apple butter, honey ham, and mild white cheddar or provolone, bread. It’s seriously delish.

    Thanks for this post!

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  20. Debra

    09/09/2012

    BLT is my all time favorite sandwhich. I love peanut butter. So I am going to try this.

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  21. Family Fandango

    04/02/2013

    Woah! That’s one heck of a sandwich! At first I was thinking you were maybe substituting the peanut butter for the mayo, not combining it. I don’t think I’ll try this combo, but BLT’s for dinner sound great..,thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Jozie M

    09/13/2013

    Have you tried carrots with peanut butter? My uncle used to do peanut butter with his hot dog and bun… that was pretty good too ^-^

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  23. Ruthan

    05/28/2014

    I have always been weirded out by the idea of PB BLTs, but an hour ago I was sitting on the couch unable to decide whether I wanted a PB sandwich or a BLT for lunch, so I went with the “why not both?” option.

    Next time I will need either less PB or more assertive bacon, but it was really pretty good! Peanut butter and bacon together; I must be a Real Grownup now :)

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — well glad you liked it! Dave still thinks I’m super weird and will NOT eat the peanut butter with it now :)

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  24. Dottie

    09/20/2014

    My husband only eats his blts with peanut butter. He loves it. We’ve been married for 35 yrs. He orders them that way at restaurants too. :)

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — well glad I’m not the only peanut butter BLT lover out there!

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