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.
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:
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.
As for the guac? Why you can find a recipe for the best guacamole in the world right here:
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
Mix, mash and taste, mix, mash and taste.
Then add the bacon, in small crumbles, just before you serve it.
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:
What will you be having for the Super Bowl??