Spicy Bacon Guacamole

Bacon makes this spicy guacamole so much better! Use less jalapeños if your prefer a milder version. Serve with warm tortillas or fresh tortilla chips, and get ready for the compliments to come your way. Perfect to start any party night, this recipe feeds a crowd some creamy guacamole with a hint of spicy zest.

Photo by Meredith M.
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
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PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 4

    strips bacon

  • 2

    ripe avocados

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2

    small red onion, finely chopped, about 1/4 cup

  • 2 to 4

    tablespoons drained jarred pickled jalapeño slices, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons brine

  • 1

    plum tomato, seeded and chopped

  • tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

Place the bacon in a large skillet and set over medium heat. Cook, turning, until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined-plate to drain. Meanwhile, halve and pit the avocados. Scoop the avocado into a medium bowl and add the lime juice, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mash with a fork until combined but still a bit chunky. Add the red onions, pickled jalapeños, brine and tomatoes, reserving a few pieces of tomato for garnish. Crumble the bacon into the bowl, saving a spoonful for garnish, and stir together to combine. Garnish with the reserved tomato and bacon and the additional pickled jalapeños. Serve with tortilla chips.

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