Bacon Guacamole

4 Feb

Yes that’s right. Bacon Guacamole. When you have two of the best tasting wonders in all the universe, why not combine them for something even better? And just in time for SuperBowl Sunday.

Bacon Guacamole

Bacon Guacamole

I wish I could say I thought of the idea. But when I can make and eat a dish this incredible… who cares? My friends Jeff and Owen introduced me to a wonderful Mexican restaurant in Studio City called Cascabel. They have Bacon Guacamole as an appetizer. Jeff and Owen said it was a must. They ordered it and the waitress brought it to the table.

After I pulled my face out of the bowl and wiped the remains out of my eyebrows, I realized I would have to try my own version. So here it comes. 

Note: This isn’t rocket science but like any good dish, the better the ingredients the better it tastes. 

May I first ask please for a moratorium on Applewood Smoked Bacon??? I am so tired of that flavor and sometimes that is the only type of bacon I can find, even if the store carries 12 different bacons. (Hello Trader Joe’s!) Enough.

If you are a Costco member, I am presently addicted to this bacon:

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So get a good quality bacon, thicker the better, and slow fry it up. This means put the bacon in an unheated pan, then turn the stove on medium and start from there. You will get much crisper bacon… and you want crisp bacon for this guacamole. Wait for a few minutes before you flip, then flip your bacon a couple of times. This takes patience, a good ten minutes or so. Then drain on paper towels.

Acocados

As for the guac? Why you can find a recipe for the best guacamole in the world right here:

https://onfoodandfilm.com/2013/02/15/best-guacamole-ever/

But if you can’t even be bothered to click, it’s easy. Just mash together:

5 or 6 ripe avocados

3 cloves garlic minced

1 diced Jalapeño or Serrano pepper (the seeds make the fire, so go easy)

juice of one lemon

diced onion or shallot (small handful)

minced cilantro (also a small handful)

salt and pepper

a shake or two of cumin or cumin seeds

No bacon yet

getting ready for the mix and mash

 

Mix, mash and taste, mix, mash and taste.

Then add the bacon, in small crumbles, just before you serve it. 

Bacon Guacamole

the final product

I usually do not add tomatoes to my guac, but here they work well. If you want. But no need. It will still be divine. 

You paleo/ketogenic diet folks? (And cross fit fanatics)… this is perfect for you! Fat and protein in the perfect combination.

So make some Bacon Guacamole and enjoy! And don’t forget another supremely amazing dip for this Super Bowl Sunday. Click right here for the new favorite of everyone who wanders into my kitchen:

https://onfoodandfilm.com/2015/01/23/your-go-to-dip-for-2015/

Pim Cheese corn dip

Pimento Cheese Jalapeño Corn Dip

 

What will you be having for the Super Bowl??

 

 

9 Responses to “Bacon Guacamole”

  1. Inside Kel's Kitchen February 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    How could you go wrong with bacon and guacamole?!? Food of the gods!!! I think I’m going to make gumbo and then some finger foods for Super Bowl. I was thinking of pulling some Pepperidge Farms puff pastry dough out of the freezer. Get creative with the the fillings and you can make some great pastry bites! Have a great weekend!

    • onfoodandfilm.com February 4, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

      I love doing that with puff pastry! And gumbo… Talk about food of the gods! Please let me know how it turns out! And thanks so much for reading!

      • Inside Kel's Kitchen February 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

        I’m sure I’ll do a blog post about the gumbo and whatever else I make, so give me a follow if you want to see how things turn out! Enjoy the ball game!

  2. cookingwithyve September 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    Ok, yes good! I just made this but get this…WITH BACON CHIPS. and i literally had to make a second batch of bacon chips cuz it’s soooo good!

    • onfoodandfilm.com September 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

      BACON CHIPS?? Fill me in!! : )

      • cookingwithyve September 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

        Lol! Literally cut bacon into chip sizes, pop them in the oven for about 20 Minutes on 355 and you go bacon chips :p sooooo good 😍

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