Bacon Taco

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 10 stripsCaribbean passion streaky baconfor the salsa
  • 2 tbsp diced tomato
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 3 tbsp diced red onion
  • ½ lime (Juice)
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

for the cheesy egg scramble

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • 3-4 tbsp Mexican cheese
  • 2 tbsp scallion greens
  • bacon bits

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • remove bacon from packaging and on a parchment sheet prepare a basket weave usingthe strips of bacon
  • Lay out the first 5 strips side by side horizontally, then fold over three alternating strips and place down one strip of bacon vertically. Place the folded strips back down and fold over the alternating two strips. Place another bacon vertically beside the last. repeat this process of folding and alternation until the bacon has made a basket weave pattern
  • place in the oven for 20 minutes. If the bacon beginsto curl up andwon’t stay flat, place a parchment sheet over top and weigh down with a heavy oven safe pot (cast iron best)
  • once the Bacon is fully cooked and golden brown,remove from the oven
  • Usea cardboard rod from a paper towel and wrap with foil. Place each end on two tall glasses and drapetheweaved bacon over top and allow it to completely cool. this takes apx 15 to 20 minutes. as it coolsit firms up and takes the shape of a shell.As an alternative two long skewers can also be used instead of the paper towel rod
  • beat together eggs, milk, salt, black pepper and onion powder
  • Once the bacon is cooled, trim the excess edges of the bacon so itresembles a taco shell. roughly chop the excess that you cut off and add to the eggs
  • Chop and add scallion to the egg and bacon mixture
  • on a medium low heat add the oil or butter and add the eggs. slowlycook on medium low .The gentler the heat cooking the eggs the creamier it will be.
  • once the eggs are 80 percent cookedadd the cheese continue stirringand foldinguntil the eggs are set
  • fill the bacon taco with the cheesy eggs and salsa

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