Facon is back.  We found another way to substitute our favorite fake bacon into a recipe where you would normally use regular bacon, and our creation turned out pretty delicious:  veggie BLTs with spicy mayo.

First you need to gather together the ingredients you would use to make a normal BLT, plus some additional things to give this sandwich a little bit of a kick.  That would be:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • A tomato
  • Sourdough bread
  • Mayo
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Morningstar Farms bacon strips




To give the sandwich some extra flavor and spiciness, we decided to whip up some Sriracha mayo by mix mayo and Sriracha sauce in a 3-to-1 ratio (so, for example, three tablespoons of mayo will go in with one tablespoon of Sriracha).




Now on to the facon – we like to lay the strips out in a cast iron skillet over medium heat and cook them 5-6 minutes on each side.  Once they’re crispy and a little brown, they’re done.




When all your ingredients are ready, you can go ahead and assemble your BLT.  If you like, you can toast the bread lightly in a toaster or in the same pan you cooked the bacon in.  Once the bread was ready, we swiped some of the Sriracha mayo on both slices and then layered a few bacon strips, a few leaves of lettuce, and one tomato slice on each sandwich.




Pretty simple, right?   This is a quick, tasty lunch option we like to pull out when we’re pressed for time, or too tired to cook, or just a little lazy.  It’s a classic sandwich that you can easily make vegetarian with just one substitution, and you can dress it up a little with the Sriracha mayo.  Definitely give it a try and add it to your sandwich repertoire!