Ok, I’ll admit I’ve been on a bacon kick recently. From 58 Recipes with Bacon to Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession. Even the next recipe I’m going to post after this one has bacon in it. But, it’s SO good!! So good in fact, that this happened tonight….
I don’t think I have ever made anything and just had to blog it immediately after eating it until now. Today is Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church. Many people know all about Fat Tuesday, and Mardi Gras, and the many different foods associated with it. Well, I’m home and wasn’t really going to do anything special, just make tacos for dinner. Then I started thinking about what else I could do and knew I had an avocado in the fridge, but also knew my husband doesn’t usually like guacamole. But, he loves bacon, and since eating this an hour ago must have told me 5 times that “I told you years ago that bacon makes everything better, but you didn’t want to listen to me!” Um, I don’t know what he’s talking about!
Spicy Guacamole with Bacon - double or triple everything if making for a crowd!
2 slices center cut bacon
1/4 cup purple onion, diced fine
3/4 tablespoon jalapeno, diced fine ( I used a mix of green and red that we’ve had frozen)
1 tablespoon medium salsa
a few drops each lemon and lime juice
dash of salt and pepper
Fry the bacon with the onions, removing the onions with a spoon when they start to brown and draining on paper towels. My onion was a bit burned but I like burnt onions Fry the bacon until crisp, and place on the paper towels with the onions. Cool and crumble the bacon.
In a small bowl combine the avocado, salsa, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher or a fork. Stir in the bacon and onion, cover tightly with plastic wrap pressed right on top of the guacamole and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.
I’m telling you, there is no resisting this Guac!! I hope you try it, and tell me what you think!
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