This blog post is all about bacon. Yes, it’s a food that many people love to eat, but there are more reasons to incorporate this delicious meat into your cooking than just for the taste. Bacon is an ingredient that you can use in any dish and turn it into something amazing. Today we will learn how to make bacon guacamole!
Bacon guacamole is a classic combination of two things that people love to eat. Usually when you have bacon and avocado together, it’s in the form of breakfast! But this recipe takes advantage of the savory taste from crispy bacon with creamy avocados for an appetizer or side dish. The best thing about cooking your own food at home is being able to create those perfect combinations like these.
Instructions: This dish comes together quickly and easily – here are the steps you need to follow if you want some amazing bacon guacamole tonight!
Step One: Chop up four pieces of cooked bacon into small chunks (you could also use smoked turkey).
Step Two: Finely dice one avocado and add it to a small mixing bowl with the chopped bacon.
Step Three: Add one minced clove of garlic, salt, pepper, cumin (optional), lime juice or lemon juice (for tangier flavor) and mix well together.
You’ll need some bread for dipping so have that ready as well! Now you can dip into your favorite guacamole flavors while waiting on those chips to cool down in the oven – enjoy!
What so special about Bacon?
Bacon is a side dish that is made of protein, vitamins and minerals. It contains many essential amino acids for healthful meat production in the body.
Bacon also has been linked to lower cholesterol levels, decreased risk of cancer and better heart health.
It is great on top of salad or as an ingredient in other dishes like eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce
Many people choose not to eat bacon because it can be high fat content but there are low-fat options available today which include turkey bacon cooked without oil while others cool off by adding apple slices before cooking their turkey bacon.
Some people choose to have bacon as a full meal with eggs, toast and hash browns.
The options are endless when it comes to this side dish and we hope you enjoy our take on the Bacon Guacamole!
What about other flavors?
So, you’ve tried bacon guacamole. But what about other flavors? Anything goes with this recipe! Here are a few ideas:
– Buffalo Guacamole – Cook the bacon in hot buffalo sauce and add blue cheese to the mix for extra flavor. Perfect for people who want some spice on their avocados but don’t like it too spicy.
– Chipotle Lime Bacon Guacamole – Add lime juice to the avocado mixture and use chipotle peppers instead of jalapenos or serranos if desired. Great topped with fresh cilantro leaves instead of green onions, plus your favorite tortilla chips!
– Jalapeño Bacon Avocado Spread – Substitute chopped, fresh jalapeños for the green onions, and add cilantro or chopped parsley to taste.
The bacon guacamole is a versatile dish that can be customized in different ways depending on what your preferences are! The recipes listed above should get you started; experiment with other ingredients as well and see how they work out. You may find a new favorite flavor!
- Guacamole can be made a day in advance.
- If you want to make the meal even spicier, add hot sauce or jalapeno slices to taste. I like adding some red onion for flavor depth and texture.
- To serve: Put on top of crispy bacon with avocado chunks served over rice, quinoa, toast (a great breakfast), tortillas as tacos…you name it! The possibilities are endless!
Some other recipes to try:
To make Bacon Guacamole, cut an avocado in half and remove the pit. Place a cooking pan over medium heat with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add diced bacon to the pan when it is hot enough and cook until crispy on both sides. Remove from skillet but leave as much fat as possible in the pan; set aside for later use (you’ll need about one tablespoon).
What’s more, add one finely chopped onion to the pan and cook until translucent. Add one minced garlic clove and a dash of salt (to taste) as well, then set aside for later use too.
For now, mash avocado with either a fork or potato masher in a bowl that has been outfitted with fresh lime juice, two tablespoons of olive oil, mashed black beans and diced green chilies if desired. To this mixture also add jalapeno pepper slices if you like it spicy! Mix together thoroughly; cover with plastic wrap to keep from oxidizing before adding bacon bits—you don’t want those nice crispy pieces going limp. Now toss back into the hot skillet on medium heat where there is still plenty of fat left over from cooking.
Add diced tomato and cook for a few minutes but not too long; add onion, garlic from earlier along with some salt to taste and seasonings such as cumin or chili powder if you want to spice it up even more! Once those are all cooked down nicely, take it off the heat so that bacon bits don’t overcook–you’ll still get plenty of fat anyway just by stirring them in at this point since they will be coated quite liberally with spices. That’s how you make Bacon Guacamole!
Bacon Guacamole is an excellent appetizer recipe which can also make a great side dish when served alongside tortilla chips (or any other corn chip substitute) on Texas sheet pans ready for a barbecue.