Wednesday, October 10, 2012

L.T. (Leftover Turkey) B.L.T

This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving and after a couple big family dinners I was feeling more stuffed than the butterball turkey we ate.

I managed to score some leftovers from both dinners...awesome...and yesterday I made a dent in the leftover turkey and stuffing by adding it my absolute favorite sandwich - the good old Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato!

My bet is cranberry sauce would have made this sandwich ridiculously good but I didn't have any so you're getting the crazy good version!

Here’s the leftover turkey and stuffing I scored from one Thanksgiving dinner. Not a bad haul = )

Cook Bacon with Less Effort!

As far as I know, there's no such thing as leftover bacon. Instead of cooking it in a skillet, I prefer to broil it in the oven on a baking sheet lined with foil. It crisps the bacon perfectly and makes clean-up easy! Here are the steps:
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  • Evenly place bacon slices on top of foil keeping some space between them
  • Set the oven to broil
  • Cook bacon for about 4 to 5 minutes per side until crisp. When you flip the bacon, drain the fat.
  • For cleanup...remove the foil from baking sheet and wipe the sheet clean.

Once the bacon is cooked, it's time for the fun part...building your L.T. B.L.T!!!
The stuffing works perfect as a base layer to hold the turkey and bacon in place on the bun. The mayo helps keep the lettuce, tomato and sliced red onion in check on the opposite half.

If you have leftover dinner rolls, the L.T B.L.T. gives you the perfect opportunity to use them up!

L.T. B.L.T.

Leftover turkey and stuffing on a dinner roll with crisp bacon, lettuce, red onion & sliced ripe tomato.

Time it takes: 15 minutes to prepare 
Makes:  1 sandwich 

1 dinner roll
Leftover turkey meat 
Leftover turkey stuffing
3 or 4 slices of cooked bacon
1 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise 
1 small leaf romaine lettuce
1 slice tomato
2 thin slices red onion

Cut dinner roll in half. Heat leftover turkey and stuffing in the microwave.

Spread desired amount of warmed stuffing over bottom half of dinner roll. Top with turkey and cooked bacon.

Spread mayonnaise over top half of bun. Top with with lettuce, tomato and red onion.

Put the two halves together and bite in!!!

Thanks for reading!

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