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Bacon Guacamole | Print |
(14 votes, average 3.79 out of 5)

Makes 3 generous cups 
  • 6 to 8 slices (about 8 ounces) of your favorite bacon, we like applewood smoked
  • 3 large ripe avocados, preferably the pebbly-skin Hass variety
  • Salt, about 1/2 teaspoon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few sprigs for garnish
  1. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet until crisp. Drain; cool and crumble.
  2. Remove the little nub of stem that is still usually lodged at the top of each avocado.  Cut each avocado in half by slicing straight down through that spot where the stem was attached, until you reach the pit, then rotating the knife all the way around the pit.  Twist the two halves apart, then scoop out the pits. With a spoon, scoop out the soft flesh from the skins, collecting it in a large bowl as you go. Coarsely mash with the spoon (or you can use an old-fashioned potato masher or large fork).
  3. Gently stir in the Guacamole Mix, salt, cilantro and 2/3 of the crumbled bacon. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt. Serve garnished with remaining bacon crumbles and cilantro sprigs. Serve with tortilla chips.