The Bacon Weave Quesadilla

The Bacon Weave QuesadillaHormel recently sent me a bunch of bacon — 12 pounds to be exact — and this Bacon Weave Quesadilla is what I did with the first two pounds of it.

Actually, I should clarify that a little, the two bacon weave “tortillas” that I made only totaled about a pound and a half, but when you’re cooking with bacon you’re obviously going to eat some along the way, and that’s where the extra half pound went.

For the bacon weave tortillas I started off by cooking two large bacon weave squares and then placing a bowl over each one and tracing around it with a knife to create a circle. The trick with these bacon weaves is to cook them to the point where the bacon sticks together and is able to be cut, but you don’t want to cook it too much or when you add your quesadilla ingredients and finish cooking it your bacon will burn.

The cooking time will vary depending on which type of bacon you use and how thick it is, but for my original two bacon weaves I just cooked them in the oven at 400° for about 15 minutes. Then, after cutting them into circles, I added some chicken and cheese to them and fried my Bacon Weave Quesadilla in a pan on my stove for about five minutes. Completing my meal was a bowl of fresh homemade guacamole.

Overall I think that this was my favorite bacon weave creation to date. It was completely and utterly delicious. You know what though? Maybe quesadillas just aren’t quite your thing, and in that case you could also incorporate a similar bacon weave concept into Bacon Weave Pizza, a Bacon Weave Grilled Cheese or even a Bacon Weave Breakfast Burrito.

42 Comments on The Bacon Weave Quesadilla

  1. Christina
    April 18, 2013 at 10:27 am (8 years ago)

    12 pounds of bacon! This is what I will be craving the next time I have a Morning after a late night….

  2. Bekah
    April 18, 2013 at 11:43 am (8 years ago)

    This. Is. Awesome.

  3. Julie
    April 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Your presentation is awesome, they look totally munch-worthy. I will probably never make them myself, but I can live vicariously looking at that picture.

  4. Vanessa V
    April 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm (8 years ago)

    This are the best ideas I’ve ever heard. Please continue to make more bacon wrapped food. :))))

  5. @JoshPalmerMMA
    April 19, 2013 at 4:26 am (8 years ago)

    Yes, I will be making this over the weekend.

  6. @JoshPalmerMMA
    April 19, 2013 at 3:26 am (8 years ago)

    Yes, I will be making this over the weekend.

  7. Dana
    April 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm (8 years ago)

    How do I get Hormel to send my 12lbs of bacon?

    • Nick
      April 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm (8 years ago)

      I don’t know, start a food blog?

  8. @AltonBock
    April 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    I know what I’m doing this weekend.

  9. Scott
    April 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm (8 years ago)

    This is absolutely ingenious. Please continue to make more recipes. I can’t get enough!

  10. Rebecca
    April 20, 2013 at 9:35 am (8 years ago)

    This is genius, especially to us low-carbers!!! Keep the ideas coming please!!!

  11. @CarlStarrett
    April 23, 2013 at 10:14 am (8 years ago)

    I wonder if I could convince my wife to make me this bacon quesadilla.

  12. @caaaaalvin
    April 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm (8 years ago)

    This counts as paleo right?

  13. Deanna U
    April 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm (8 years ago)

    I need this in my life!!!

  14. Melissa
    April 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I made this today and it was awesome. A bit of a learning curve to bacon weave cooking but I’ll definitely do it again. Chipotle pepper rub all over the chicken and served on a bed of spinach. Delicious doesn’t cover it.

    • Nick
      April 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm (8 years ago)

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you liked it!

  15. @MrTCOB
    May 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm (8 years ago)

    GOTTA HAVE THIS!!!!!! #dontjudgeme

  16. @chuckdauer
    May 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm (8 years ago)

    Is there a Nobel prize for chefs? This guy needs one.

  17. Nancy Kabza
    May 23, 2013 at 10:56 am (8 years ago)

    I have become addicted to uncured bacon. I love it because you can put whatever flavoring you want on it, without overdoing the salt. I will definitely be making “The Weave” this weekend for Sunday Brunch. Thank you so much!

    • Mike
      April 28, 2015 at 7:43 pm (6 years ago)

      We always eat uncured bacon. The goto brand we use is Applegates Sunday morning bacon. The also have good morning bacon which is made from pork shoulder and has less fat. While it is not as crispy as regular bacon, you get more bacon and it is easier to weave.
      That is especially important for a bacon weaving rookie like me.

  18. Kevin Hanson
    May 23, 2013 at 11:15 am (8 years ago)

    Wow!! Wish I had 12 lbs of bacon at my place! I’d have thought I died and went to heaven!’

  19. Paul
    May 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm (8 years ago)


  20. Aaron
    May 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm (8 years ago)

    What exactly does one have to do in order to get Hormel to send them 12 pounds of bacon? Cause I need to check that off my bucket list.

    • Nick
      May 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m not exactly sure, ha ha. They just came across my blog and offered to send it to me.

  21. Heather Johnson
    May 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm (8 years ago)

    One of the things I did with an access amount of bacon (Though let’s be honest… there is never an access amount of bacon) was made gigantic breakfast sandwiches. We started off by making two very large pancakes. Then baked two gigantic circular bacon weaves. While those baked, we scrambled eggs and fried sausage…. You put one of the pancakes down on a pizza pan (depending on the size of the pan it still might not be large enough) the place one of the bacon weaves on the bottom. Top with one layer of scrambled eggs, over in cheese, place sausage on the cheese then add another layer of scrambled eggs, cheese again, second bacon weave, and add second pancake. Though it may seem too much for one person to eat, it certainly was delicious to slice and share. Also the way it layers is very presentable. The optional thing we did at the end was make a homemade whiskey syrup which topped it all of nicely! Tonight however, I am definitely trying my own spin of your bacon Quesadilla, but I am adding peppers and salsa! Thanks for tonight’s dinner!

    • Chasity
      August 2, 2014 at 8:40 am (6 years ago)

      Omg I want to come over to your house for breakfast, that sounds crazy good.

  22. @M_isforPigtails
    May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm (8 years ago)

    A bacon tortilla!! Dude, bacon guacamole tostadas.

  23. @Danimal_30
    May 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm (8 years ago)

    I WILL be making this soon!

  24. matt brockway
    May 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m gonna have to try a bacon weave PB&J.

    • Nick
      May 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm (8 years ago)

      That’s a good idea! Or a bacon weave Elvis sandwich with banana and peanut butter between the bacon weave!

  25. JackieO
    May 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm (7 years ago)

    Do you weave the bacon before or after cooking? How do you cook it? Bake it?

    • Nick
      May 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm (7 years ago)

      Before cooking and then I baked it in the oven. If you read through the blog post it should explain everything.

  26. Barbara
    June 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm (7 years ago)

    This is awesome !!

  27. chris
    October 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm (7 years ago)

    I would like to receive 12lbs of bacon. Is there a mailing list for this sort of thing?

  28. ellen
    November 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm (7 years ago)

    how do you cook the bacon oven temp etc thank you

    • Nick
      November 5, 2013 at 8:49 am (7 years ago)

      It’s right in the blog post.

  29. Kim
    December 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Wat are the macros for this?

  30. steph
    July 7, 2014 at 10:06 am (6 years ago)

    boyfriend and i did this over the weekend. fantastic!! we actually skipped the guac and salsa and stuck with simple tomato and onions to go with the chicken and cheese. he had the genius idea to make ranch dip with the sour cream. so so so so so good!

  31. heather padilla
    February 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my that looks soooo good. Wish I could get it already made right now.

  32. Gigi
    July 20, 2017 at 2:52 am (3 years ago)

    Add some buffalo sauce to give it a kick


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