Sausage, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich

Servings: 4
Prep time: 50 minutes



  • 4 Italian Sausages
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 8 toothpicks soaked in water
  • Spicy BBQ sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 1/4 cups sweet white onion, thin julienne cut
  • 2 Fresno chiles, seeded, thin julienne cut
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 whole wheat hot dog buns
  • 1 ripe Avocado, cut into 12 slices

Spicy BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper


Wrap each sausage with a slice of bacon and secure each end with a water-soaked toothpick. Grill over medium heat away from direct flame for 30 to 40 minutes, until done, turning several times to ensure even browning of the bacon. Mix together the BBQ sauce, orange juice concentrate and cayenne pepper, set aside. Just before the sausage is done sauté the Fresno chiles and onions in vegetable oil until slightly limp. Toast the whole wheat buns and spread 2 Tbsp. of BBQ sauce on each one. Top each bun with a roasted bacon wrapped sausage (toothpicks removed), grilled chiles and onions then three slices of Avocado.