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BLT with Cayenne Candied Bacon & Avocado Mayo


You guys. I have a new favorite sandwich and it’s name is the BLT with Cayenne Candied Bacon with Avocado Mayo. I bet you couldn’t have guessed that with the title of the post.

But seriously, let me say that again…. Cayenne candied bacon. It’s sweet and spicy and savory and just a punch of flavor to your senses. It pairs perfectly with the cool avocado mayo, tomatoes, and spinach for a wonderful foodie journey.

BLT 4I’m even more excited because it was the perfect reason to make a gif! That’s my take on a BuzzFeed Tasty video for now.. Pretty self explanatory when putting together the sandwich. The best part is absolutely that bite at the end!

The avocado mayo is more like a “mayo.” Traditional BLTs have mayo, but I knew this bacon deserved better. What’s better than two perfect slices of avocado toast surrounding the outside of your sandwich. That’s right. Nothing. Have I convinced you to try this yet?


The whole cayenne candied bacon sounds really difficult, but it’s not! I just put it on a baking rack on top of a baking sheet and slathered both sides in the brown sugar and cayenne mixture. Elevating it let’s the grease drip off and both sides caramelize which makes it… so good.

The recipe says you’ll need about a pound of bacon to make four sandwiches, but that doesn’t account for all of the pieces you’ll eat before the sandwiches are made. Just make sure to take that into consideration. ?

BLT with Cayenne Candied Bacon & Avocado Mayo

BLT with Cayenne Candied Bacon & Avocado Mayo

Yield: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A delicious sweet and spicy take on your traditional BLTs.


  • 1 pound bacon sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 loaf bread, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • baby spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top of the sheet. Mix together the brown sugar and cayenne well. Place eat of the pieces of bacon into the mixture and press mixture into both sides of the bacon breaking up any chunks of brown sugar. Place onto the rack and cook for 20 minutes or until bubbly and crispy.
  2. While bacon is cooking, mix avocados, lime juice, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Toast bread and cover two pieces with avocado mayo.
  4. Once bacon is done, dab with paper towels and place 4 slices on one piece of the bread. Top with sliced tomatoes, spinach, and the other piece of bread. Enjoy!

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Sam Ellis

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