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Scrumptious Bacon and Shrimp Tacos

Updated on April 2, 2016

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A fajita-style combination of shrimp and bacon cooked with sweet onions and bell pepper, served in a hard taco shell and topped with fresh cilantro. Tailor mix-ins like tomatoes, lettuce, and mango to taste and serve with the usual sides of rice and beans.

Fresh Roma Tomatoes and Cilantro
Fresh Roma Tomatoes and Cilantro

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 4-5 Servings

Possible Sides and Drinks

  1. IPA would be great
  2. Spanish rice
  3. Black or re-fried beans

Simmer long enough for flavors to release and mix together
Simmer long enough for flavors to release and mix together


  • 3/4 Pound Bacon (ends and pieces)
  • 6 Ounces Shrimp, Tails Removed, (Raw or Cooked)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (green), (Sliced)
  • 2 Onions, (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, (Minced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper
  • Salt, (To Taste)
  • A Dash of Paprika
  • A Dash of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tomato, (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Cheese, (Optional)
  • 8 Corn Tortillas, (Cooked to taste or use pre-made taco shells)
Shrimp and Bacon Tacos
Shrimp and Bacon Tacos


  1. Cook bacon at medium heat until it releases fat (about 3-4 minutes) in a large, 12-inch pan.
  2. Add bell pepper and onion and reduce heat. Stir continually, adding spices and about half of the cilantro.
  3. Cook until bacon is crispy and vegetables are cooked. (If using raw shrimp, add just as the bacon is beginning to crisp. If using cooked shrimp, add at the very end.)
  4. Place into shells with cheese, tomatoes, and other desired toppings. Garnish with left over fresh cilantro.
  5. ENJOY!


Looking for sides that go well? Here are some ideas for ya!

  1. Chowhound says a spinach salad with lemon vinagarette dressing would be good. I say throw some cooked corn on top for real flavor!
  2. Food Network has a great recipe for avocado salse verde that looks tasty.
  3. Classic! You can always stick to the classic combination of rice and beans (and get all your essential nutrients).


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