Tex-Mex Bison and Bacon Tacos
with Pickled Jalapeños
Tex-Mex flavour lovers, rejoice! Mexican-spiced bison gets topped with pickled jalapeños, crispy bacon, zesty DIY salsa and fresh guacamole in these fiesta-worthy tacos!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Lean Ground Bison
(Contains Sulphites, Wheat)
White Wine Vinegar
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Thinly slice jalapeño into rounds, removing seeds for less heat. (TIP: We suggest using gloves when prepping jalapeños!)Add jalapeños, vinegar, 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) water and 1 tsp (2 tsp) sugar to a small pot. Season with salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, cook, stirring often, until sugar dissolves, 1-2 min. Remove from heat. Transfer jalapeños, including liquid, to a medium bowl. Place in the fridge to cool.
Peel, then finely chop shallot.Quarter tomatoes. Thinly slice green onions.Zest, then juice half the lime (whole lime for 4 ppl). Cut any remaining lime into wedges. Add tomatoes, shallots, half the lime zest, half the green onions, 2 tsp (4 tsp) lime juice and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil to a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
On a separate cutting board, cut bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch strips.Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 5-7 min.** Remove from heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.Carefully drain and discard all but 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) bacon fat from the pan.
Meanwhile, heat another small pot over medium heat. When hot, add corn, remaining lime zest, remaining green onions and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter. Cook stirring often until corn is warmed through, 5-6 min. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.Wrap tortillas in paper towels. Microwave until tortillas are warm and flexible, 1 min. (TIP: You can skip this step if you don't want to warm tortillas!)
Heat the pan with reserved bacon fat over medium-high.When hot, add bison. Cook, breaking up bison into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.**Add Mexican Seasoning. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.Remove from heat.
Drain pickled jalapeños and discard liquid.Divide tortillas between plates. Top tortillas with bison, bacon, pickled jalapeños, salsa and guacamole.Serve zesty buttery corn on the side. (TIP: You can also top your tacos with corn as well!)