Making a BLT isn’t exactly a challenge and doesn’t require any significant level of skill. It’s three basic, core ingredients and mayonnaise (if you prefer) spread out on some bread or a roll. Writing a long introductory post about something so simple doesn’t exactly feel necessary.
What I *will* say is that BLTs are also delicious in taco form- and require just a couple of additional steps and ingredients in order to make a fun and tasty twist on a classic. The next time you’re grilling and looking for something to do with the extra lettuce and tomatoes from your burgers- these are worth putting together to serve as a light side.
And with a little avocado and some lime? These go from basic and boring to a new cookout classic.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 pound thickly sliced bacon
- 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 12 tortillas
- 6 leaves Boston lettuce, torn in half
- 2 tomatoes, thickly sliced
- 1 avocado, thickly sliced
- Lime slices, as needed for serving
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Arrange the bacon in an even layer on the baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with black pepper. Bake until evenly brown and crispy, 14 to 16 minutes. When the bacon is cool enough to handle, break each slice into 2 or 3 pieces.
3. While the bacon cooks, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add 2 or 3 tortillas to the pan and heat until lightly browned on each side, 1 minute per side. Repeat until all tortillas are toasted.
4. To serve, place 1 piece of lettuce, 1 or 2 pieces of tomato, 2 slices of avocado and 3 pieces of bacon on top of each tortilla.
5. Serve immediately, with limes for squeezing.
I served these with the lime and some additional seasonings in separate smaller dishes/bowls so that they could be assembled as desired (I know not everyone is into lime or diced chili peppers the way I am)– but they were so fast and easy that I would happily serve them again the next time I’m crunched for time and am looking for something to whip up in under 20 minutes for myself or for guests.