BLT Bacon Cups & Chipolte Ranch Dressing

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012


Bacon Cups!

Bacon is beloved to many, and a favorite ingredient used in creative and innovative ways. This recipe is one that has a genius twist, as instead of relying on a bowl, tortilla shells or bread as a vessel for your food, you can use bacon! Here is how to make bacon cups.

Bacon cups


5 to 7 bacon strips per “cup”
Your choice of food to fill each cup with.

Suggestions include:

Turkey, Swiss and Sauteed Mushrooms
Lettuce and Tomatoes (BLT)
Spinach, Chopped Eggs, and Toasted Pecans
Cheddar cheese & Egg scramble
Macaroni & Cheese

Woven Bacon


  • Preheat the Oven to 400 degrees
  • Turn a regular sized muffin tin upside down using convex side for molding
  • Lay foil over muffin mound using as many as you need for cups
  • Weave the bacon over the mounds, repeat with side weaving. Use leaner bacon to avoid shrinkage.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and monitor crispness.
  • Cool and remove from foil
  • Fill your cups! I like the BLT with my Chipotle RanchDressing.

Bacon Cup Ready To Fill

Note: Do not use cooking spray on the foil as the cups will not hold their shape, and be sure to put a cookie sheet with a rim below the cooking bacon in the oven to catch bacon drippings! Use mini muffin tins for appetizers.

Chipotle Ranch Dressing


1 chipotle chile from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Chipotle Ranch


Place all ingredients in a blender; cover then blend until smooth.  Use immediately or refrigerate in a covered container.  Dressing may be kept, refrigerated, for up to one week.

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7 Responses to “BLT Bacon Cups & Chipolte Ranch Dressing”

  1. Spelling Fascist says:

    I really wish “Chipotle” was spelled right in the title.

  2. the bacon cups look very nice and yummy! such a great idea for a yummy treat!

  3. Rachael says:

    Pics on link

  4. Rachael says:

    Tried my hand at these tonight ~ turned out well, and know what to do better next time. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Tara Noland says:

    This is brilliant and I am going to add it to my Mouth Watering Mondays post next Monday. Come on over to see it at Cheers, Tara

  6. Susan says:

    That is a great idea, and will probably result in less shrinkage with less fat! :)

  7. I love this idea! I’m going to try it with turkey bacon.

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