Bacon and Fried Cheese Tacos.

Quick pic first.

fried cheese and bacon tacos

Happy New Year! I’m currently in low carb mode, and my super cool photographer friend Lindsey sends me this link to a gal making taco shells out of cheese slices from the deli.

I was too lazy to leave the house today, so I tried with shredded cheese, and it worked.

Then I figured I’d have to Hungry Dudes it up, and what better way to do that, than with bacon?

Want to know how to do it? It’s super easy. I don’t make things that are hard to make. It is super simple. I promise.

Spread 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on parchment paper or waxed paper. I used waxed and mexican.

shredded cheese

Heat about 45-55 seconds, depending on your microwave wattage. You kind of need to overcook it, or it will be too soft.

fried cheese.

Peel off the paper while it’s warm, and put something in the center so you can stuff it later.

taco form...

Let cool, and you’re done! YAY!

You could probably do little bowls too if you wanted. Have at it. crispy cheese. WIN!

For the bacon:

I used the microwave again.

Lay about 6 paper towels on a plate, and line up 6 pieces of bacon; about 1/4″ overlapping the edge of the next piece of bacon. I flipped the bacon so edges were alternating, but kept the meaty part to go over the fat part. It always seems that one edge seems a bit wider.

bacon tacos

***note*** above pic? I tried to cut some down so you’d get that rounded edge. It didn’t work right, but it’s still ok. I’ll be using the one above to stuff with an egg in the morning. ;)

Cover with 2 paper towels, and heat at least 5 minutes. (My microwave normally takes about 2:30 for 2 pieces of bacon for reference. This took about 5:30 minutes.)

Then, the same as with the cheese. Lay out, and put something in the center to keep the mouth of your taco open.

Fold Warm Bacon Taco Shell.

(See? Edge kind of is too short to really stuff this taco.)

And repeat as needed.

melted cheese and bacon taco shells

and look, low carb tacos!

bacon and cheese taco shells

These were low sodium…and shrank like crazy. BUT…they worked. :)

90 calories for 1/4c of the cheese, so 90 cals per cheese taco shell, and..eh…240 for each bacon one.

Anyway, stuff with your favorite taco goodies, and eat!

Bacon taco

one two.

fried cheese and bacon tacos

What are your favorite types of taco toppings?

35 thoughts on “Bacon and Fried Cheese Tacos.

  1. CHEESE! Plus I bet hashbrowns would go well with these or in these. Ever had Taco Johns? It’s a MN and WI chain, but they are famous for their potato oles, which are like hashbrowns deep fried. These are often enjoyable when they put them inside their burritos.

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  3. I bet the bacon one would be excellent for breakfast burritos! Scrambled eggs, cheese, red and green peppers, salsa, avocado, and sour cream. yumm! Thanks for sharing!

  4. OMG, I’ve done the cheese shells before but would NEVER have thought of doing them with BACON! How clever! I simply MUST try this for a BLT without any bread!

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  7. Hmm…if you are on a low carb diet, why not use lettuce as the shell. Cuz with those cheese and bacon shells, you are now on a high cholesterol diet. Bacon and chese are yummy, but should always be used in moderation, or even not at all because animal products are full of bad fat and cholesterol, of which no human needs to survive.

    • We are omnivorous creatures. We evolved to eat meat. We need fat and cholesterol. We do indeed need animal products. Without fat and cholesterol, you’ll be on a tract for alzheimer’s pretty quick.

    • ATTENTION,

      ANYONE ON A LOW CARB DIET, do NOT follow Christina’s advice and eat low fat/cholesterol AND low carb.

      Sure, balance out your Omega 3s etc. but do not avoid cholesterol and fat thinking its healthier and high protein and low fat/low carb diet is terrible for you. People have gotten permanent damage to their brains for following those kinds of diets for long periods of time.

    • If someone is supposed to eat low fat and low carb, what exactly should the bulk of their diet be made of? Even the high-carb/low-fat and high-fat/low-carb people agree that protein should definitely not make up the bulk of your diet. That will just leach calcium from your body and hurt your kidneys.

      Last I checked there was very little evidence about LDL and saturated fats being “bad”. (See here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/opinion/27taubes.html?_r=0) Maybe you don’t need them to “survive” (I don’t know, I’m not a dietician or a doctor). But looking at the traditional diets of various native peoples, I can see there’s a very wide variety of diets that won’t kill me. Northern Canada — mostly or entirely meat. South Africa — almost entirely roots/nuts, with a tiny bit of meat thrown in to supplement. “Survival” is a pretty low bar to set for people who have the ability to select the composition of their diet. Heck, you can survive on Twinkies and McDonalds. I would imagine most people who bother to control their diet are trying to *thrive* rather than just survive.

  8. Ok those bacon shells look amazing! I’ll have to give it a try. Been using provolone slices for shells for a while (nuked as you do here) but never tried bacon. Awesome!

  9. I never thought I’d say this but…

    you’re more beautiful than the bacon taco shell you just created (and subsequently blew my mind with).

    Be still my bacon-loving beating heart.

  10. So, just an idea here…..Do the tacos like you described….use a cheddar/mozzarella blend shred instead…..when done, insert the bacon taco INTO the cheese taco (or, vice-versa) and stuff with scrambled eggs….omg….

    <– Drooling now

  11. The little bit of nutrients you get from meat you can find in so many fruits and vegetables. A lot of meat consumption is not healthy.

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