Chipotle Bacon Tacos with Toasted Cumin Slaw and Chipotle-Lime Mayonnaise


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves

    4 to 8

Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

I love pairing chipotle (a smoked jalapeño) with bacon for a double dose of smoke and to add a touch of heat against the natural sweetness of pork. The citrusy slaw adds crunch and much-needed freshness and acid, which all smoked meats benefit from. Feel free to use store-bought bacon; just season it with a few sprinkles of the Chipotle Rub and bake it according to the directions. It will still be delicious, I promise.



Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and warm in the oven while you grill the bacon.

Heat a grill to high or a grill pan over high heat on your stove. Grill the bacon until golden brown and slightly charred on both sides, about 1 minute per side.

Put the warm tortillas on a flat surface. Put a slice of the grilled bacon in the center, top with a large spoonful of the slaw, a generous drizzle of the mayonnaise, and a squeeze of lime. Roll and eat!