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Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

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
2147
Calories Per Serving

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
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons ancho powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving2147
Total Fat216g100%
Sugar15gN/A
Saturated41g100%
Cholesterol160mg53%
Protein22g43%
Carbs32g11%
Vitamin A223µg25%
Vitamin B120.8µg12.6%
Vitamin B60.6mg28.3%
Vitamin C24mg41%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E8mg38%
Vitamin K30µg37%
Calcium44mg4%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)10µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)10µg2%
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium49mg12%
Monounsaturated79gN/A
Niacin (B3)7mg35%
Phosphorus332mg47%
Polyunsaturated92gN/A
Potassium473mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.4%
Sodium2354mg98%
Sugars, added12gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg31.1%
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc2mg16%