Bacon Nachos

By • August 10, 2011 • 23 Comments


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Author Notes: Yes I did! I did indeed! And to tell you the truth, I don't even feel that bad about it! Helenthenanny

Serves 1 (or 5, if you're willing to share)

  • 1 package of good quality bacon
  • 1/2 cup good cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 farmer's market heirloom tomato, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 of one jalapeno, minced
  • small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the pieces of bacon in half. On a foil lined baking sheet with a cooling rack placed on top, place the bacon pieces in a "v" formation (so they look a bit like tortilla chips, not so they look like a flock of migrating birds). Bake the bacon for about twenty minutes.
  2. While the bacon is baking, in a small bowl, make the salsa by combining the finely diced tomato and red onion with the minced jalapeno, the chopped cilantro, and the lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste (but do remember that the bacon is quite salty, so lots of salt isn't really necessary). Set aside.
  3. When the bacon looks like it's five minutes from being perfectly cooked, add the grated cheddar and return to the oven. After five minutes or so (checking to make sure the cheese and bacon don't burn), take the bacon out of the oven and allow to cool down slightly for a few minutes.
  4. Place bacon nachos on a serving dish and give each one a dollop of sour cream and a spoonful of salsa.
  5. Kick off your shoes, put on some cut off denim shorts, and enjoy yer bacon nachos!

Tags: bacon, salsa, sour cream

Comments (23) Questions (0)

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8 months ago SwampCatNana

OOOpppps Should have read your directions first!

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8 months ago SwampCatNana

I would use a rack on that baking sheet. Forming the bacon would be easier and less fat is retained in the meat.

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about 1 year ago HRH

Holy cow, these look amazing!!! Way to take it to the next level...

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over 2 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

I will definitely being trying this!! Something my kids will eat!! LOL! Thanks for sharing

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over 2 years ago Ann74

I just returned from the grocery store but am about to go back to get the fixings for this. It looks awesome!!!!

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over 2 years ago lorigoldsby

Definitely will enjoy these!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

please do and let me know what you think!! thanks!

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over 2 years ago CheriDawn

Oh Hallelujah!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

haha, thank you so much!!

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over 2 years ago nannydeb

Oh, yum.So sinful!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

haha, yes! i don't even want to know the calorie count!!

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Whoa, stop everything! Quick, someone build a statue in honor of these - and you!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

oh my, thank you boulangere!!! i love statues!!

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over 2 years ago arielleclementine

Sister! There is a real possibilty that these have edged out your devils on hatchback for the title of 'My Very Favorite Snack'! Well done, bacon whisperer!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

no way, really?! thanks sister!!

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over 2 years ago aargersi

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Oh yes you did! Atta girl!!!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

haha, thank you abbie!!

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over 2 years ago Dessert's On Me

my mouth is watering looking at this!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

oh man, my sister (arielleclementine) and i often cook together, and last night we were testing out our fair entries. i served the bacon nachos to my boyfriend, best friend, and arielle clementine's husband as an appetizer while we finished preparing the rest of our dinner, but she and i kept disappearing out of the kitchen to get pop these guys in our mouths before they disappeared! thank you for the comment!!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Holy smokes, you Texans sure know how to rock the bacon! Well done, Helenthenanny!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

thank you mrslarkin!

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over 2 years ago dani

So pretty! A little bit of heaven in your mouth!

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over 2 years ago Helenthenanny

YES! thanks!!