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NASCAR fans will be in Hawg Heaven over new BLT sandwich at Texas Motor Speedway

by Dixie Haag | Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas – The concession item to grab at the track or emulate while watching at home this week is the Hawg Heaven BLT.  For the past five years, Texas Motor Speedway has introduced a featured bacon themed item each season.  This year is no exception.

Levy Restaurants, in conjunction with Texas Motor Speedway, created to the Hawg Heaven BLT — the latest in the bacon-focused line of special concession items — that will be available at this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader. Texas Motor Speedway’s famous Hawg Heaven line of concession items has had some outlandish and delicious pork-based offerings the past five years, but this time Chef Lincoln Engstrom went classic with a twist, giving us the Hawg Heaven BLT.

The Hawg Heaven BLT combines the classic “B” “L” and “T” you’ve come to know and love on the All-American sandwich, but it also provides a hint of candy and a helping of kick.  Four generous slices of thick-cut, soy black pepper candied bacon piled onto corn-dusted, jalapeno bread that is branded with the Texas Motor Speedway logo, of course. The bread, already coated with a sriracha mayo, then gets two thick slices of tomato before being topped off with a healthy handful of leafy greens. The branded slice of bread tops it off on a sandwich that will definitely take two hands to eat.

This mammoth American meal is only available at the Levy All-American concession stands (Section 104 Saturday and Sunday, Section 132 Sunday, and Section 433 Sunday). Price is only $10. The Hawg Heaven BLT will be on sale throughout the NASCAR doubleheader weekend that features the NASCAR xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 on Saturday and the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday.

The Hawg Heaven concession line began in 2013 with Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy and has featured the Shake ‘n Bacon Brew bacon-infused beer milkshake, Bacon Nachos, Queso Wings, Double Barrel Dawg, the Final Rocky Road-eo ice cream sundae honoring Jeff Gordon’s final season in 2015, the BBQ Melt, the Ranchero Dawg, and more.

Here’s a video demonstrating Chef Engstrom making the Hawg Heaven BLT:

While I can’t quite emulate this perfectly, I plan to use some Texas Toast, fresh lettuce, fresh tomato and then make my own sriracha mayo and candied pepper bacon.  I’ll assemble it and dig in.  Next time I’m at the track, I’ll grab one for real!

Candied Pepper Bacon

1/4 c brown sugar

2 T rice vinegar

2 T maple syrup

1 lb thick cut peppered bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix brown sugar, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Place bacon slices on cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn slices, and bake another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove bacon and brush both sides with brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and bake another 5 minutes. Repeat basting every 5 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp, about 35 minutes.

Sriracha Mayo

  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt

Stir garlic, mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lemon juice in a small bowl to combine; season with salt.

Information provided by Texas Motor Speedway Public Relations

About the Author

Dixie Haag is married to Mike Haag. She is a mother to two fantastic young people and a life-long educator.

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