Tacos are great.
The thing is… tacos can be so much better. How? Well, take that tortilla shell and transform it into something even more delicious. Yes, tacos filled with your favorite meat, cheeses, and vegetables create an ultimate palate pleasing meal. But sometimes you can take the traditional and expand! This is obviously where bacon comes in. Toss out that tortilla shell and replace it with that delicious meat candy: bacon. Yes, BACON!
Bacon Taco Shell:
It’s pretty simple to create a Bacon Taco Shell. Basically all you need to do is pick your bacon flavor (we like spicy, so Jalapeno is our favorite choice), create a bacon weave, then put it over a mold. Bake it in the oven until it is crispy. Now that your shell is ready, you can fill it with all of your taco favorites (or more bacon).
You want to make it even more exciting? Add bacon to your favorite guacamole recipe. And there you have… Perfection.
2 slices bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon green tea mix
1 to 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped or quartered
3 small red potatoes, unpeeled, cooked, sliced
8 cups lightly packed spinach leaves, torn into bite-size pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine spinach, potatoes, and mushrooms in salad bowl. In small skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain well, crumble and reserve. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat in skillet; cook onion in fat until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix cornstarch, apple juice and vinegar; add to skillet and heat to boiling. Boil, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in green tea mix. Pour hot dressing over spinach mixture and toss; add hard-cooked egg and reserved bacon and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Island Teas
Stay tuned for another giveaway next week!
Baconaddicts.com is like a one-stop shop for most of your bacon needs. They've got everything from The Bacon Explosion to Bacon Jam to Jim Beam Bourbon Bacon Mustard.
They also have these snazzy rubber bacon bracelets and were nice enough to send a couple to give away!
I Heart Bacon - Silicone Wristband
Bacon Addict - Silicone Wristband
Three lucky readers will win one of the bacon wristbands pictured above. All you need to do is leave a comment and let me know what's your favorite way to eat bacon. Winners are chosen at random (I throw the names into a hat) and the contest is open until Friday 5/4/2012 at 11:59pm. Please make sure to be logged in when you comment so that I'll be able to contact you if you're a winner!
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2 lb. potatoes, peeled, rinsed and dried
1 lb. bacon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper, chopped
2 drops Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 oz aged gouda
Boil the Pappardelle pasta according to the instructions. Put the chopped bacon on medium high in a skillet and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and pour off grease. Then add the heavy cream to deglaze the pan and reduce down until thick. Add the cheese and stir until melted and incorporate. Pour over the pasta and top with the bacon.
Sorry gang, yesterday I was going to regale you with bacon and nerdery from Disney this last week but Lil’ got me sick…I’m knocked on my arse!
I also promised some giveaways on the Facespace page and still haven’t got to those yet. UGH!
I will make it up to you this next week, but for now, please enjoy this bacon pron.
Have a great weekend!
6 slices bacon, chopped into one inch pieces
1/2 pound dried rotini pasta
1/2 cup mayonnaise
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 avocado pitted and sliced
Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain. Run cold water over the top until the pasta is cooled. While your bacon and pasta are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, lemon, salt, garlic powder, pepper and dill together in a bowl. Stir cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and reserved bacon into the dressing. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Des, Life's Ambrosia, June 2010