Chile Bacon Straws
1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2 Wrap a bacon slice on the diagonal around each skewer, making sure to overlap the edges of the bacon so there are no gaps. Don’t wrap too tightly or else it will be difficult to remove the skewers and try to make sure each end of the bacon ends up on the same side of the skewer.
3 Place each wrapped skewer on a wire rack set over a sheet pan with the end seams down. Sprinkle the Tajin over each skewer.
4 Place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes until the bacon is brown and crispy. It needs to be fully cooked to give the straws their shape. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
5 When the straws have cooled, gently slide the skewers out of each straw, wiggling and using a twisting motion.
6 Make your favorite Bloody Mary, insert a straw, and enjoy!
To ensure it’s a working straw, be careful to overlap the bacon edges when you roll it onto the skewer.
Do not insert the straw into the beverage until ready to drink as it may weaken from the liquid. Once that occurs, feel free to enjoy it as a delicious garnish!