Make Ahead

Bacon Nachos

August 10, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 1 (or 5, if you're willing to share)
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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!
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23 Reviews

SwampCatNana September 2, 2013
OOOpppps Should have read your directions first!
SwampCatNana September 2, 2013
I would use a rack on that baking sheet. Forming the bacon would be easier and less fat is retained in the meat.
HRH February 3, 2013
Holy cow, these look amazing!!! Way to take it to the next level...
ashleychasesdinner August 24, 2011
I will definitely being trying this!! Something my kids will eat!! LOL! Thanks for sharing
Ann74 August 17, 2011
I just returned from the grocery store but am about to go back to get the fixings for this. It looks awesome!!!!
lorigoldsby August 11, 2011
Definitely will enjoy these!
Helenthenanny August 12, 2011
please do and let me know what you think!! thanks!
CheriDawn August 11, 2011
Oh Hallelujah!
Helenthenanny August 12, 2011
haha, thank you so much!!
nannydeb August 11, 2011
Oh, yum.So sinful!
Helenthenanny August 12, 2011
haha, yes! i don't even want to know the calorie count!!
boulangere August 11, 2011
Whoa, stop everything! Quick, someone build a statue in honor of these - and you!
Helenthenanny August 12, 2011
oh my, thank you boulangere!!! i love statues!!
arielleclementine August 11, 2011
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!
Helenthenanny August 12, 2011
no way, really?! thanks sister!!
aargersi August 11, 2011
Oh yes you did! Atta girl!!!
Helenthenanny August 11, 2011
haha, thank you abbie!!
Dessert's O. August 11, 2011
my mouth is watering looking at this!
Helenthenanny August 11, 2011
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!!
mrslarkin August 10, 2011
Holy smokes, you Texans sure know how to rock the bacon! Well done, Helenthenanny!
Helenthenanny August 11, 2011
thank you mrslarkin!
dani August 10, 2011
So pretty! A little bit of heaven in your mouth!
Helenthenanny August 11, 2011
YES! thanks!!