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
1431
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
  • 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

Total Fat
124g
100%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
35g
100%
Cholesterol
218mg
73%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
68g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
36µg
40%
Calcium, Ca
123mg
12%
Choline, total
61mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
207mg
30%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
3140mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
77g
3%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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.