Introduction: ABC Sandwich With Homemade Garlic Habanero Aoli

Not only are they the first three letters of the alphabet, but ABC also make great sandwich ingredients. We'll be making an ABC sandwich with garlic and habanero aoli on onion buns. The answer to your lunchtime prayers has arrived:

A - Avocado

B - Bacon

C- Cheddar


Sandwich (makes 3 sandwiches):
  • Avocado x 1
  • Bacon x 1 16 oz pack
  • Cheddar Cheese x 8 oz
  • Onion Buns x 3


  • Mayo x 3/4 cup
  • Lemon x 1
  • Salt x 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper x 1/2 tsp
  • Habanero Peppers (small) x 2
  • Garlic Cloves x 3

Step 1: Cook Bacon

  • Preheat oven as per directions on your bacon of choice (we used 425 F)
  • While oven is heating, place the bacon on a baking tray
  • Cook bacon as per directions on packaging (we cooked for ~20 min for optimal crispness)
  • While bacon is cooking, move on to the next step

Step 2: Prepare Aoli

  • Grab the aoli ingredients and a small bowl to combine
  • Begin by adding 3/4 cups of mayo, juice from one lemon, and 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • Now mince the garlic and habanero using your method of choice (we used a garlic press for the garlic and a knife to mince the habanero)
    • Habanero can be left out if you are not a fan of spice
  • Add the minced garlic and habanero to the bowl and mix to combine
  • Place the aoli in the fridge to cool while you move to the next step

Step 3: Preparing the Cheese and Avocado

  • Begin by slicing your avocado in half and removing the pit
  • Carefully slice the avocado in to slices lengthwise for optimal sandwich sized pieces
  • Now, use a spoon to remove slices from the avocado skin and onto a cutting board
  • Next, use a cheese grater to shred the cheddar into a small bowl

Step 4: Toasting the Buns

  • By now, your bacon should be just about ready to remove from the oven; keep the oven at the same temperature for this step
  • Slice your onion buns in half
  • Place the buns cut side up onto a baking tray and bake ~5 min or until crispy on top

Step 5: Assembly

  • Begin with the bottom half of a toasted bun while they're still warm
  • Remove aoli from the fridge and spread ~1tbsp on the bottom bun to taste
  • Add shredded cheddar on top of the aoli
  • Layer 1/3 of the bacon on top of the cheese
  • Add ~3 slices of avocado followed by another layer of shredded cheese
  • Finally, spread aoli on the top half of the bun and enjoy! Easy as ABC!

Sandwich Challenge 2020

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Sandwich Challenge 2020