Sandwich puts bacon on notice

Published 11:05 am Saturday, January 6, 2024

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Bacon has undeniable appeal. With its smoky and salty flavor, bacon often can transform dishes from tasty to delicious.

There are many ways to enjoy bacon during meals, and not just at the breakfast table. In this recipe for “BLTs with Pimiento Cheese,” bacon is the star of the show and enhanced by pimiento cheese, which is a spread traditionally made from shredded cheddar, mayonnaise and pimiento peppers. It’s often called the “pâté of the south” because it is frequently utilized in cuisine popularized in the southern United States.

Those seeking a sandwich that is full of flavor, look no further than this recipe, courtesy of, “Cooking Light: Fresh Food Superfast” (Oxmoor House) by The Cooking Light Editors.

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BLTs with Pimiento Cheese

Yield: 4 servings

1⁄2 cup light pimiento cheese spread

8 (1-ounce) slices whole-wheat bread

12 reduced-fat bacon slices, cooked

4 green leaf lettuce leaves

12 (1⁄4-inch-thick) slices tomato

1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Spread 1 tablespoon pimiento cheese over each bread slice.

2. Top each of four bread slices with three bacon slices, one lettuce leaf, and three tomato slices. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover with remaining four bread slices. Cut sandwiches in half; secure with wooden picks. Serve with a mixed fruit salad.