Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Strawberry Balsamic "BLT"

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Mauro Method Bacon:

Balsamic Black Pepper Mayo:


  1. Arrange an even layer of strawberry slices on 4 slices of bread. Pile shaved iceberg on top. Place 3 pieces Bacon on top of each. Spread a nice crust-to-crust schmear of the Balsamic Black Pepper Mayo on the remaining slices of bread. Top with another even layer of strawberry slices, right on the mayo. Close sandwiches, slice in half and eat!

Mauro Method Bacon:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper overlapping each side by 1 to 2 inches. Place the bacon on the sheet pan. Bake, rotating once, until desired crispiness, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the bacon and let drain on paper towels. 

Balsamic Black Pepper Mayo:

  1. Whisk together the mayo, balsamic glaze, basil and pepper in a bowl. Season to taste with salt.

Cook’s Note

The Mauro Method insures a crisp cook and easy cleanup with no stovetop splatter. Because you overlap the parchment around the perimeter of the sheet pan, the fat will render and pool around the bacon, just like in a frying pan, and will fry the bacon to a perfect crisp. Because of the parchment barrier, the fat will not come in contact with the metal, creating a mess or burning the fat. Once the fat is cooled on the parchment, just toss it in the garbage! No draining or messy scrubbing!