Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

Hi everyone! Rick Bayless has a new cookbook out- Fiesta at Rick's, and my foodie friend that loves Southwestern cuisine tells me that is a good thing! The first thing she made was the Bacon and Tomato Guacamole and she raved about it, so I thought I'd give it a try.
One word - "Wow!". 
If you like guac you'll love this, if you think you don't like guac this might just change your mind!
I reduced the recipe to about a third, pictured is one avocado.
Hope you love it if you try it :@)
Tip: I like to have chipotles on hand but don't use a whole can at a time. I just freeze the individual peppers with some of the adobo sauce on a silicone lined cookie sheet. Then add them to a zip lock bag and remove one or two as needed. I did not add the cilantro.

This recipe was printed on, that's where I copied it from. If you're not familiar with it's a great site devoted to foodies-check it out!

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

- makes about 3 cups, serving about 8 to 10 as a nibble -
Adapted from Fiesta at Rick's by Rick Bayless.
5 strips medium-thick bacon (full-flavored smoky bacon is great here)
3 medium-large (about 1 1/4 pounds) ripe avocados
1/2 medium white onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
2 or 3 canned chipotle chiles en adobo to taste, removed from the canning sauce, stemmed, split open, seeds scraped out and finely chopped
1 medium-large round, ripe tomato, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped cilantro (thick bottom stems cut off), plus a little extra for garnish
1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1. In a large (10-inch) skillet, cook the slices of bacon in a single layer over medium heat, turning them occasionally, until crispy and browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then coarsely crumble.
2. Cut around each avocado, from stem to blossom end and back again, then twist the two halves apart. Dislodge the pit. Scoop the flesh from the skin into a large bowl. Using an old-fashioned potato masher or a large fork or spoon, mash the avocados into a coarse puree.
3. Scoop the onion into a small strainer and rinse under cold water. Shake off the excess water and transfer to the bowl, along with the chipotle chiles, tomatoes, cilantro (save out a little for garnish if you wish) and about 2/3 of the bacon. Gently stir to combine all of the ingredients. Taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon, and enough lime juice to add a little sparkle.

4. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. Scoop the guacamole into a serving dish, sprinkle with the remaining bacon (and cilantro if you have it), and you're ready to serve.

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  1. Lynn, what a great recipe, the Bacon and Tomato Guacamole looks scrumptious!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Very tempting recipe! I like the tip for freezing the chipotle peppers!

  3. omg!!!yummy. That sounds amazing

  4.! Bacon with two favorite things! I am trying this one for sure! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

  5. Lynn, this recipe is a keeper! Oh my this looks so delicious. My family loves guacamole! I'm saving this recipe. Don't be surprised to see it on an upcoming StoneGable menu with a link back to your post!

  6. This sounds so good but alas I don't eat meat. I might try to work it around it. Oh I did a post about my pot belly pigs. I have nto forgotten the pics, my computer crashed and I don't know how to get them off of it. Check out the post.

  7. My baca-vore kids would KILL for this. Wow!!!

    :) Laura

  8. This recipe sounds wonderful. I just have some guac on my chicken fahitas. My son and I really "pigged," out at the Mexican restaurant so I guess you could say, "we were happier than a pig in mud!" LOL


  9. Yikes! I LOVE guacamole! I'll have to add the bacon--I can already taste it! Jacqueline

  10. I love 'guac' and this looks delicious!
    Many thanks and Happy Summer Sunday!


  11. Looks like a great summer dish! Enjoy your Sunday! I'll let you know when CTS starts with Fall!

  12. Guacamole is one of our favorite. I just brought my oldest granddaughter on vacation with us to Lake Powell. She is five and she wanted wacamole(as she says it) every day. Love the added bacon. I had it once, but never thought to do it myself. Have a lovely Sunday.

  13. Oh my gosh that looks so good!!!! I am definitely going to try that. Thanks for sharing it!

  14. Sounds so good. Bacon is a great addition!

  15. Hi Lynn!! Oh, I want some of this! It looks terrific and sounds so delicious! I love guac!! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I am going to try this.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Mmmm, that looks so yummy!..Christine

  17. Lynn, I am making your delicious zucchini pancakes tomorrow. They are on my menu plan this week. I posted a link to your blog and this yummy post.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  18. This looks yummy! I love guac! Believe it or not I never had tried it until about a year ago and now I always get it at restaurants. I haven't tried to make it myself yet.


  19. Yummy! No calories either haha....sounds way too good to worry about calories.

  20. Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. This recipe looks and sounds delicious, I love avocados and will definitely give this a try. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. It means a lot to me! Ciao, bella!

  21. Guacamole with bacon???? Yummy!!!!

  22. All I can say is...YUM!

    Shannon : )

  23. Oh how I love good guac! Yours looks delicious.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. This looks absolutely delicious! Oh, YUM!


    Sheila :-)

  26. I certainly hope you saved some for me. It sounds over-the-top delicious and blessedly easy to do. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary.

  27. Bacon... of course. Why didn't I ever think of this???



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