Friday, March 2, 2012

BALT Melts

Lately, Mr. E and I have been on a slight BLT kick as of late. We found a DELICIOUS butcher shop near our house that has perfect thick cut bacon and we've been putting it in just about anything. Just an FYI: thick cut bacon on homemade bread is HEAVEN. So, I was scanning through my e-mails that I get from Pillsbury and I found a recipe for these. I thought it sounded perfect for the husband and me. 

I did modify the recipe a little so I'm staking my claim and saying I made this recipe up. :) The major changes I made from the Pillsbury recipe were to use provolone instead of cheddar and to make guacamole (my family's special guacamole to be exact) instead of the basic (and possibly boring) mashed avocado. 

When I made these my husband took one bite and said "Wow! These are great! These are really great!" Now, for some of you, that may be nothing but my husband never responds like that to food. Unless, his Mom makes it, or my Mom makes it, or we are at a fancy restaurant. He just kept going on and on and on about it. "These are a 10! Make these again!" 

They would make the most excellent appetizers! I wish I had had the recipe on Superbowl Sunday. Enjoy everyone! 

BALT Melts

1 can Refrigerated Biscuits (you can use the ones from the freezer aisle also, or homemade ones!)

Caesar Dressing

Cheese of your Choice (the recipe I based this on used cheddar but I didn't have much cheddar left and frankly, I think cheddar is too strong a flavor for these so I used my favorite cheese--Provolone)

Avocados (the original recipe called for just mashed up avocado but I recommend mixing in a small amount of mayo to make it nice and creamy and a few shakes of garlic powder and onion powder for flavor)

Tomatoes (cut into relatively thin slices, it will make it easier to eat)

Bacon (cooked, and crumbled up...I won't judge if you take a few bites for yourself, or a few pieces...)

Arrange the biscuits on a cookie sheet and cook to the directions on the package. 

When the biscuits are done, remove from oven and turn oven to broil. Carefully cut the biscuits in half and spread about 1/2-1 Tablespoon of caesar dressing on the cut side of the biscuit. Then arrange a little bit of cheese over the caesar. Put under the broil until the cheese has melted--this will be FAST so watch carefully.

Spread the mashed avocados (or made up guacamole) on top of the cheese and then put one slice of tomato on top. Then sprinkle a little bit of bacon on top of the tomato. 

My husband said he wouldn't mind having these as a sandwich so I think it might be great to sandwich everything between two pieces of biscuit with dressing and cheese on both slices.