Guacamole with Bacon - Yes Please!

Guacamole is one of the easiest and most versatile snacks to make. It's also a great way to use up leftover veggies from the fridge, which is why I love it so much. But sometimes, you just need something different. And that's where this guacamole with bacon comes in!

The combination of sweet onion, salty bacon, and nutty avocado are so good together that you won't believe it until you try it for yourself! My kids love this guacamole so much that they even eat it straight out of the bowl with no tortilla chips or anything else — just straight-up guacamole goodness.

Guacamole and bacon: two of the greatest foods in the world, combined in a snack that is sure to become your new favorite party appetizer. This recipe is so easy to make, and it's a great way to get kids involved in cooking.

Guacamole and bacon are a match made in heaven. The combination of salty, savory pork and creamy avocado is as addictive as it is delicious.

Guacamole is a staple of Mexican cuisine. It's also an excellent way to use up an avocado that's past its prime. But what if you want your guacamole to be a little more addictive than usual? Try adding bacon to it!

Bacon makes everything better, right? That's why we love it so much in our salads, our burgers, and even our desserts. It turns out that bacon is also extremely complimentary with guacamole and can elevate this snack from good to great.

There are many great ways to enjoy guacamole, but the simplest way is just straight from the bowl with tortilla chips or crackers.


Award Winning Recipe

This Guac recipe won 1st prize at the California Avocado Festival because obviously everything tastes better with bacon.

An easy-to-follow recipe makes for a classic guacamole with a flavor twist of bacon. Considering the collective avocado experience in Carpinteria, the winning guac would have to break new ground, and it seems Ms. Bennett has done just that.

Trader Joe’s One-Stop Shop Guac
Recipe by Vin Bennett

2 slices of bacon (crisp and crumbled)
3 medium-size ripe avocados
2 tablespoons red onion (thinly sliced and diced)
2 cloves garlic (microplaned/grated)
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Cook bacon slices. Dry on paper towel and crumble. Combine all ingredients and mash and stir until well incorporated. Adjust to taste!
Fry Mi Abuela corn and wheat tortillas (Trader Joe’s) to make chips and enjoy!

The recipe is pretty simple, but there are a few tricks that will make all the difference. Make sure to use crumbled bacon instead of sliced because crumbled bacon is easier to mix into the avocado. Also do not substitute white onion, the red onions have more flavor than white onions.

Trader Joe’s Chipotle Seasoning Blend gives the guacamole a nice smoky flavor and don't forget the lime juice, it makes ALL of the difference, giving it a noticeable "kick it up a notch".

The key to getting great guacamole is making sure that everything is properly seasoned before adding it to the avocado mixture. You want your ingredients to be flavorful enough so that they don't get overpowered by your other ingredients when everything comes together at the end.

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