Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

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Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli
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
2147
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
216g
100%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
41g
100%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
223µg
25%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.6%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.3%
Vitamin C
24mg
41%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
8mg
38%
Vitamin K
30µg
37%
Calcium
44mg
4%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
2%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
79g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
35%
Phosphorus
332mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
92g
N/A
Potassium
473mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.4%
Sodium
2354mg
98%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
31.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%

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