Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli
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Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

Noah Fecks

Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

Mention bacon and chipotle in the same breath and the party people will come running into the room. Smoked bacon and ancho and chipotle powders give these finger foods serious kick.

6
Servings
1360
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the aioli

  • One 7-ounce can chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 4  cups  mayonnaise
  • Salt, to taste

For the taquitos

  • 2  pounds  smoked bacon
  • onion, diced finely
  • 1/4  cup  honey
  • 2  tablespoons  ancho powder
  • 1  teaspoon  chipotle powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • small corn tortillas
  • 1  cup  canola oil
  • radishes, julienned, for garnish

Directions

For the aioli

Purée the chipotle peppers with the mayonnaise in a blender or food processor. Season with salt, to taste, and set aside.

For the taquitos

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes total. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. In the same pan, use the leftover bacon fat to sauté the onions until they caramelize to a golden brown color, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the bacon into 1-inch strips and place in a large bowl. Mix the onions with the bacon and add the honey, ancho powder, and chipotle powder. Season with salt, to taste. Roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each corn tortilla, making a cigar-shaped taquito.

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat to 375 degrees and fry each taquito for about 1 ½ minutes, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Once golden brown, remove from heat to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve with the chipotle aioli, and garnish with radishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
119g
100%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
36g
100%
Cholesterol
219mg
73%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
26µg
29%
Calcium, Ca
149mg
15%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
111mg
16%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
3396mg
100%
Water
106g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.