Hello! I have a delicious recipe to share that’s super easy and a crowd pleaser! It’s a BLT Tostadito – or a bacon, lettuce, tomato mini tostada. So you can make this as an appetizer or quick dinner. And it’s a lighter way to enjoy this dish because we’re baking the bacon and the tostada shells. (I’m convinced making bacon in the oven is the best way to get it super crispy and it’s amazing!)
PLUS it’s a family friendly option because a.) everyone likes bacon and b.) we’re using mini-tortillas – so it’s easy for little kid hands to pick up and eat!
BLT Tostadas Recipe
- 12 oz. Farmer John bacon
- 16-20 corn tortillas – street taco size
- 1.5 c guacamole
- 5 medium tomatoes (thinly sliced)
- 8 oz. shredded lettuce
- 10 oz. cotija cheese (crumbled)
Note: You’ll need an oven safe wire wrack if you’re going to make the bacon in the oven.
But before we build our BLTs… we need to make the bacon and tostada shells! Here’s a super quick and easy way to make hard tostada shells – without frying them.
How to Bake Tostada Shells
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray baking sheet with non-stick oil.
Place tortillas on baking sheet – spaced so they are not touching.
Bake in oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Flip them halfway through.
Remove when they are getting crispy and set aside to cool.
Note: These temperatures and times are based on street taco sized corn tortillas (which are smaller than the regular sized ones). The package may say ‘Street Tacos’ or something similar if you want these. Watch them as they get close to being done.
How to Make Bacon in the Oven
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place wire rack on top of foil in baking sheet. Place bacon on rack in a single layer.
Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes. Flip it over halfway through cooking.
The longer you bake it – the crispier the bacon will come out.
When it’s cooked to your desired crispiness – place bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any extra fat.
Once cool – chop bacon in bite size pieces.
Note: Be very careful when removing pan from oven.
A lot of the fat will drip from the wire rack onto the pan – so there will be hot oil sloshing around the bottom of the pan. It can burn or start a fire if it drips into the hot oven. (I know this from a Thanksgiving turkey situation I witnessed a few years back!)
Now that we have the bacon and tostada shells… we can build our BLT Tostaditos!!
To make BLT Tostaditos – layer the following in this order:
optional: hot sauce
And now you have a BLT Tostada piled high with great flavors and textures.
And you know how I love when Running and Eating intersect in a perfect pairing…
This weekend is the Chinatown Firecracker Run/Walk & Kidding Run in LA!
It’s an event that promotes health, fitness and cultural awareness in the greater Los Angeles community. (Farmer John started in Southern California in 1931!) And reps from Farmer John will be serving up their delicious new breakfast sausage links at the finish line! It’s Feb 17th – so check it out if you’re in the area!
For more information and to register, visit Firecracker10k.org.
Farmer John products are available at local grocery stores including Smart & Final, Stater Brothers, Albertsons, Ralphs and Northgate.
For more product information and recipe inspiration, visit www.FarmerJohn.com.
Question: Have you made bacon in the oven before?
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