Ultimate TBLs (Tomato, Bacon & Lettuce)

Ultimate TBLs (Tomato Sandwiches with Bacon and Lettuce)
Serves 4
12 oz. Kowalski's Cherrywood Smoked Bacon
1 tbsp. freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, plus more to taste
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup brown sugar
8 slices bread, lightly toasted
½ cup mayonnaise (or more or less to taste)
- Bibb lettuce, to taste
4 Minnesota Grown tomatoes, sliced thickly or thinly to taste
½ tsp. freshly ground Kowalski's Sea Salt

Place bacon in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; sprinkle evenly with black pepper and cayenne. Cover bacon with brown sugar; bake in a preheated 325° oven until crisp (about 25 min.). Remove from oven; drain bacon on a rack set over a rimmed sheet pan and let cool for 5 min. Spread one side of each piece of toast with mayo. Top 4 pieces of toast with lettuce leaves and bacon. Top remaining 4 pieces of toast with tomatoes; season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Put sandwich sides together; cut in half on the diagonal.