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Sloppy Joe BLT's Recipe

Sloppy Joe BLT's Recipe

Not the traditional sloppy joe, this colorful sandwich combines bacon, salad greens, tomato and cheese with a mayonnaise dressing. "My dad made these somewhat-messy but tasty BLT's often when we were kids," says Debbie Blackburn, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the salad mix, tomato, cheeses and bacon. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper; spoon over salad mixture and toss to coat. Spoon about 3/4 cup over six bread slices; top with remaining bread. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 460 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 1,042 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.