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Do you like the bacon diced and mixed with the eggs ?  Or just scrambled eggs with a strip of bacon on top?

 

I get pissed when the bacon doesn’t break apart (undercooked)  and I take a bite and the entire strip comes out of the taco. But sometimes if it’s diced up I feel like they short change you because you can’t tell if there’s an entire piece in there. 

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9 minutes ago, dingleberryswitzer said:

Do you like the bacon diced and mixed with the eggs ?  Or just scrambled eggs with a strip of bacon on top?

 

I get pissed when the bacon doesn’t break apart (undercooked)  and I take a bite and the entire strip comes out of the taco. But sometimes if it’s diced up I feel like they short change you because you can’t tell if there’s an entire piece in there. 

1 has a higher ceiling and a lower floor.  I’ve been to places where it seems like they throw store-bought bacon bits in there, but if done properly it’s better.

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This is less about how the bacon enters the taco than how the bacon is cooked. If properly done, the bacon will crumble with each bite as a strip or you can pre crumble. If you undercook the bacon, you won’t be eating the taco either way because you would have killed yourself out of shame. 

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7 minutes ago, hookemATL said:

This is less about how the bacon enters the taco than how the bacon is cooked. If properly done, the bacon will crumble with each bite as a strip or you can pre crumble. If you undercook the bacon, you won’t be eating the taco either way because you would have killed yourself out of shame. 

This. 

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There was a shaggy thread for this. 
 

At a restaurant, if you get crumbles, you are getting the cheapest bacon they can buy from their distributor. Comes in a case of four 10lb bags. They aren’t cooking up thick cut fatty bacon to then crumble, you getting the scraps.  (Think what’s left over after McDonalds gets their cut)

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26 minutes ago, Hank_Hill said:

This. If a place is spooning regular scrambled eggs on a tortilla then adding a strip of bacon I know I’m in gringoville

If you’re eating an egg and bacon BT then you’re in gringoville. Chorizo or barbacoa for the win. 

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2 hours ago, TonyTexas said:

If you’re eating an egg and bacon BT then you’re in gringoville. Chorizo or barbacoa for the win. 

False.

No authentic, self respecting place will just slap a strip of bacon on scrambled eggs and roll up the tortilla. The results of this poll are troubling. How could people favor such a lazy ass method of making breakfast tacos? You have to get the flavors all mixed up. 

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Grew up in the RGV and during my sports days are a bacon egg taco almost every morning. Diced or GTFO. Never saw strips until I moved north.

Proper procedure: Fry the bacon to just short of crispy then rough dice. Cook the scrambled eggs in the bacon grease and stir in the diced bacon. Eat with plenty of salsa and/or pico de gallo. That way the eggs are all bacony and the whole thing is the same temperature. 

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On 9/11/2021 at 12:01 PM, hookemATL said:

This is less about how the bacon enters the taco than how the bacon is cooked. If properly done, the bacon will crumble with each bite as a strip or you can pre crumble. If you undercook the bacon, you won’t be eating the taco either way because you would have killed yourself out of shame. 

You’ve never met Pato del Muerto, have you?

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Crack eggs in bowl, add salt and pepper, and scramble.

Chop bacon when still raw.

Cook bacon low and slow in cast iron skillet.

When bacon is cooked to your liking pour eggs onto skillet over bacon pieces.

No, you do not drain the grease beforehand.

Cook until eggs are done.

Scoop into flour tortilla, and add any cheese or salsa you desire.

Devour.

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On 9/11/2021 at 12:01 PM, hookemATL said:

This is less about how the bacon enters the taco than how the bacon is cooked. If properly done, the bacon will crumble with each bite as a strip or you can pre crumble. If you undercook the bacon, you won’t be eating the taco either way because you would have killed yourself out of shame. 

This is the correct answer

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2 hours ago, Somnio said:

Crack eggs in bowl, add salt and pepper, and scramble.

Chop bacon when still raw.

Cook bacon low and slow in cast iron skillet.

When bacon is cooked to your liking pour eggs onto skillet over bacon pieces.

No, you do not drain the grease beforehand.

Cook until eggs are done.

Scoop into flour tortilla, and add any cheese or salsa you desire.

Devour.

This guy gets it!

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9 minutes ago, DalTxHornFan said:

The only way to do a bacon and egg taco wrong is to make them with a damn flour tortilla [duck for incoming fire!].  Heavily grilled corn tortillas make for a much better taco experience.

You're allowed to be wrong here. No big deal.

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10 hours ago, DalTxHornFan said:

The only way to do a bacon and egg taco wrong is to make them with a damn flour tortilla [duck for incoming fire!].  Heavily grilled corn tortillas make for a much better taco experience.

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On 9/11/2021 at 11:01 AM, hookemATL said:

This is less about how the bacon enters the taco than how the bacon is cooked. If properly done, the bacon will crumble with each bite as a strip or you can pre crumble. If you undercook the bacon, you won’t be eating the taco either way because you would have killed yourself out of shame. 

100% this. And it's also why whenever I order a bacon and egg, I'm also getting an insurance taco like a bean and cheese or potato and egg in case they fuck up the bacon. Same thing if you can't trust a place's carne guisada to be funky fatty chewy gristle. Insure your car. Insure your house. Insure your health. Insure your taco.

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I'm fine with them either way.  I PREFER lots of bacon, preferably kind of thick, chopped up and cooked until reasonably crisp, and mixed in with the eggs.  But I'm also happy to get a taco from Taco Shack, where they use good, fluffy scrambled eggs and top it with a strip of bacon.  Because either way.....there's bacon.

Oh....and flour tortillas.  This is the way.  We are adjacent to northern Mexico, which is mostly flour tortilla country.  It's the traditional base. And they hold up to the robust challenges of a breakfast taco.

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