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I am not a big fan of cooking in the summer. It’s an inconvenience, in fact. I have to drag my daughter in from the outside, dry her off from playing in the sprinkler, and then convince her to put some clothes on and sit at the table and swallow her dinner before running back outside and begging her daddy for a bonfire. We like meals that are quick and portable– ones that we can eat outside on a picnic blanket or grab “drive by” bites while playing with cousins. Sandwiches are perfect for this, of course, but sometimes I need more variety. I remember making an Open Face Reuben in Home Economics in high school. Then it hit me. I can turn my favorite sandwiches into Open Face versions! I made these Open Face BLT Sandwiches for dinner this week, and they are one of our new favorite Summer Recipes!
- Slice of bread per sandwich
- 1 can of Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes in desired variety. I chose the Sweet Onion variety.
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- Monterrey Jack Cheese slices
- Chipotle Ranch spread
- Romaine lettuce
- Several slices of cooked bacon
Pre-heat an oven to 400 degrees. Begin by draining the Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes. Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes are great because they use a unique flashsteam peeling method.
How do you prefer your bread in BLT sandwiches? For those of you who like the bread very toasty, go ahead and lightly toast the bread now. Be careful to not overtoast. For those without a preference, head to the next step.
Top a slice of bread with a light layer of chipotle ranch dressing. Cover this with a few onions, followed by a layer of tomatoes, and then a layer of cheese. Place the sandwiches in the oven.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Check the cheese to make sure that it’s yummy and melty. If the sandwiches need more time, place them back into the oven and bake until the cheese is the desired texture. Remove the sandwiches from the oven. Top with romaine lettuce and crushed up bacon.
I’ve used Hunt’s Tomatoes for years. They have so many great recipes on their website and more product insights on their Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. I like that they have so many varieties of tomatoes to meet all of my recipe needs. I purchased mine at Walmart where the store has an excellent selection.
Their sweet onion variety is perfect for this Open Face BLT!
What are your favorite summer sandwiches?