2851. CRAB and BACON FLAUTAS

serves six

1 cup crab meat, well drained
1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onion
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened1 teaspoon cayenne pepper hot sauce1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce1 6″ white corn tortilla, well crumbled1 tablespoon mayonnaise1 tablespoons capers, drained1/4 teaspoon lemon zest6 8″ flour tortillas1/2 batch salsa?Combine all ingredients except the tortillas in a large bowl. Place ¼ cup crab mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Fold in the sides, then roll up tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Place flautas in a deep fat fryer heated to 350ºF. Fry until golden and drain on a paper towel lined surface. Serve with salsa.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Mission Food Service, 1159 Cottonwood Lane #200, Irving, Texas 75038

Originally posted 2013-02-27 01:20:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2754. SHRIMP and BACON QUESADILLAS

serves two

4 bacon slices, chopped
8 oz. peeled and deveined medium shrimp (36 to 42 per lb.), halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
2 flour tortillas (10-inches wide)
1 cup shredded jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
sliced avocado
salsa
sour cream

Cook bacon in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Pour off grease, then add shrimp to pan and cook until pink, about 1 minute, stirring often. Set aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Set a tortilla in pan and sprinkle half of it with half the bacon, shrimp, cheese, and onions. Fold tortilla over filling and press down gently. Cook, covered, until browned, turning once, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a plate. Repeat to make second quesadilla.

Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces. Serve with avocado, salsa, and sour cream.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kathryn Rex, Redmond, Oregon, “Fast & Fresh,” Sunset: Living in the West, October 2011

Originally posted 2012-11-22 09:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3022. BBQ PULLED PORK SANDWICHES with STRAWBERRY BACON SALSA

makes eight servings

2 lb. pork shoulder or Boston butt
12 oz. ginger ale
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup strawberry jelly
2 tablespoons apple cider or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce
1 1/4 cup diced strawberries
3 strips cooked and crumbled bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 tablespoon seeded and minced fresh jalapeño
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
8 sourdough of French sandwich rolls
8 tablespoons chive and onion cream cheese, or herbed boursin cheese

Place the pork in a slow cooker. Pour ginger ale over pork, cover & cook on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender. Drain & shred using 2 forks. Meanwhile, in the last few minutes of cooking add the barbecue sauce, jelly, vinegar & hot sauce to a sauce pan. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Keep warm. Stir into shredded pork. In a bowl, place the strawberries, bacon, onion, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Toss until combined. Split rolls. Spread roll tops with cheese. Spoon pork over bottom rolls. Top with salsa. Replace top rolls.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Thecatladycooks (member), BetterRecipes.com

3018. BACON, CHEESE and JALAPENO TACOS

makes eight tacos?

4 jalapeños?
1/2 pound thick-cut smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces?
2 ounces shredded smoked Gouda cheese (1 cup)?
2 ounces shredded asadero or Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)?
2 ounces finely grated Cotija cheese or ricotta salata (1/2 cup)?
8 corn tortillas?
salsa verde and sour cream, for serving?

Roast the jalapeños directly over a gas flame or under a preheated broiler, turning, until charred all over. Let cool. Using a paper towel, rub off the skins and discard the stems. Thinly slice the chiles crosswise, keeping most of the seeds.?

Heat a large rimmed cast-iron griddle or a cast-iron skillet. Add the bacon to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is nearly crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all of the fat and wipe the griddle clean.?

Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss the Gouda with the asadero and Cotija cheeses.?

Warm the tortillas on the griddle over moderate heat, turning once, until pliable, about 1 minute. Transfer the tortillas to a work surface. Fill the tortillas with the bacon, jalapeños and mixed cheeses and fold in half. Griddle the tacos, turning once and pressing gently with a spatula, until browned in spots and the cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the tacos to a platter and serve with salsa verde and sour cream.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Rayme Rossello, Food & Wine, May 2013

2985. BACON, EGG and AVOCADO BREAKFAST BURRITO

3 slices bacon
2 eggs
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons salsa verde (homemade or store-bought)
2 tablespoons cheddar or monterey jack cheese, grated
1/4 avocado, diced
2 taco sized flour tortillas

Chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and cook in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Set aside the bacon on a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Drain the grease from the skillet and wipe down with a paper towel.

In a small bowl, stir together the eggs and water with a fork until well combined.

Scramble the eggs in the skillet over low heat until almost set. Add the salsa verde to the eggs and continue cooking until the eggs are fully cooked and the salsa is heated through.

Divide the eggs between the two tortillas. Top each tortilla with the cheese, bacon, and avocado.
Roll it into a burrito (fold the half closest to you over the filling and smoosh it into the filling a bit, bring both ends toward the middle and roll to close).

bacon recipe courtesy of: Karly Campbell, Buns In My Oven, September 12, 2012

2929. BACON-LETTUCE-TOMATO TOSTADA

makes one serving?

1 6-inch flour tortilla?
2 slices bacon?
1 tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing?
1 tablespoon salsa?
1 teaspoon milk?
lettuce leaves?
1/4 cup shredded Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce)?
1/2 small tomato, sliced

Cut tortilla into quarters. In an 8-inch skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain and halve bacon, reserving 1 teaspoon of the drippings in skillet. Reheat skillet over medium heat. Add tortilla pieces to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning to cook both sides. Remove from skillet. Combine mayonnaise, salsa, and milk. Top cooked tortilla quarters with a layer of lettuce, cheese, and tomato slices. Top with bacon pieces. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over bacon.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Better Homes and Gardens

2926. LOBSTER, BACON and CHORIZO TACO

yields one serving?

4 ounces bacon, small dice
3 ounces chorizo, small dice
2 tablespoons small-diced white onion
1 pound lobster tail meat, chopped
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar
2 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
corn tortillas, for serving, warmed

In a large nonstick pan over medium-low heat, saute the bacon and chorizo until the fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Add the onions and saute until soft, about1 minute. Bring the heat up to medium and add the lobster meat. Cook until the lobster is cooked all the way through , an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cheese, salsa and cilantro. Toss to form a gooey mess. Season with the salt and pepper. Serve inside tortillas and garnish with anything your heart desires.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Bull Taco; “San Diego,” Hook, Line & Dinner, Cooking Channel, 2011