Pimiento BLT and Pig of the Month

With a bounty of fresh heirloom tomatoes and crisp Boston lettuce from my neighborhood farmer’s market, I excitedly set out to make my lunch. A twist on an old favorite – this sandwich has creamy, garlicky pimiento cheese on a classic BLT.

I’ve been a big bacon fan for as long as I can remember. I love the crispy, salty, smoky strips glistening with oil. I love it with eggs, I love it in pasta, I love it on top of salads, but most of all, I love it in sandwiches. Especially in sandwiches with golden toasted bread and a generous smear of mayo.

But just this once, I decided to replace mayo with an even more indulgent spread: pimiento cheese, the cheese spread of my childhood.

Five ingredients make up a mouth-watering combination: multi-grain toast, thick juicy tomatoes, bright crisp lettuce, pimiento cheese spread, and good quality bacon.

The bacon is from a company that knows its pork products, Pig of the Month, an online retailer that specializes in barbecue and sides. The kind folks over there sent me a big box of samples, including two packs of bacon (Garden Herb Bacon and Applewood Smoked Bacon, which is what I used in the sandwich) and a whole bunch of other goodies:

bacon caramel cheddar popcorn, chocolate covered bacon, candied pecans, frittle (a combination of fudge and peanut butter brittle), and dark chocolate almond toffee

These treats are not for the faint of heart.  (Sorry if you have high cholesterol. Go eat some chia seeds instead.)

But back to the bacon sandwich.

This Pimiento BLT is one of those messy kinds of sandwiches. With each bite, your fingers will smush the toast. The juice from the tomatoes will drip on your plate. The bacon will crumble. And you might get a smear of pimiento cheese on your cheek.

It’s the best kind of sandwich.

Pimiento BLT

2 slices of your favorite bread
2 tablespoons of pimiento cheese
3 slices of bacon, cooked crisp
1 tomato, sliced thick
Boston (or Bibb) lettuce leaves

You know the drill. Toast two slices of your favorite bread (I am partial to multi-grain), slather on a tablespoon of pimiento cheese on each slice (it’s easy to make your own, or you can buy it already prepared), layer the lettuce, bacon, and tomato slices, slap it together, and enjoy.

Now THAT is what I call a good lunch.

If you want to try Pig of the Month, here’s a 15% off coupon code: SUMMERLUV

What’s your favorite sandwich?


20 Responses to “Pimiento BLT and Pig of the Month”

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted August 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Chocolate Covered Bacon?! Holy cow that looks good. And so does your sandwich!!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted August 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

    This sandwich looks AMAZING. Bacon grease makes everything better – maybe that’s a Southern thing? ;) As for my favorite sandwich, it would probably be some kind of grilled cheese…also great with bacon! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted August 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Ohhh holy beautiful bacon-ness! This looks so mouthwatering, Bianca!

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    Heather posted August 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Yum! I’ve been craving a good BLT for some time now, and this just solidified the need to eat one stat. Not much better than bacon in this world.

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    Michelle Collins posted August 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I <3 a good sandwich. Any sandwich with good bread, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and sprouts is a winner in my book! A runny egg doesn't hurt, either…

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    Happy Valley Chow posted August 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This definitely sounds like a delicious BLT, can’t wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted August 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, this post is making me so hungry. Pimento cheese and bacon together in a sandwich sounds incredible! I also would love to try that chocolate covered bacon…

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    Nancy/SpicieFoodie posted August 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Oh yes please! What a great looking BLT, thanks for sharing.

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    Meghan M. (@TraveleatloveMM) posted August 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing! I need to make your pimiento cheese.

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    Megan posted August 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Summer BLTs with gorgeous tomatoes and good bread and bacon are the best. Pimiento cheese spread definitely kicks it up a notch!

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) posted August 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    My husband just discovered that he likes pimento and pub cheeses, and he LOVES BLTs. I will definitely have to make this for him.

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    yummychunklet posted August 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Congrats! And that’s one tasty looking BLT!

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    Sacha posted August 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Messy sandwiches are the best sandwiches.

  14. #
    Joanne posted August 8, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I was only recently introduced to pimiento and it really is such a beautiful thing! Perfect for sandwiches.

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    Honey, What's Cooking posted August 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    i think i’ve tried pimiento cheese, just don’t know what it tastes like. i never bought it. this looks so delicious…

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted August 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Mmm… you’ve definitely managed to elevate the wonderful BLT, if that’s possible!

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    Monica posted August 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

    That bread! That bacon! Girl, that is one hot-looking sandwich! I would make that sandwich disappear all too quickly.

  18. #
    Monet posted August 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Oh! Now I know what I want to eat for dinner! This is one of my favorite sandwiches made better. Thank you for sharing (and inspiring me!)

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    Samantha Angela posted August 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’m glad I saw this today since I’m making BLTs for dinner tonight. I’ll have to whip up some pimiento cheese too.

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    Molly Galler posted August 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian for 15 years and this looks amazing!

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