Tuesday, May 3

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Bacon Guacamole!

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, the day when Mexicans commemorate their victory over the French in the Battle at Puebla of 1862. In the Mexican town of Puebla, schoolchildren will study history, artists will sing and dance and chefs will cook traditional foods, all to honor their brave ancestors.

And in cities throughout America, Americans will get drunk. Somehow, this day of national pride for Mexicans has become another excuse for Americans to get sloshed. Think I'm exaggerating? According to Time magazine Cinco de Mayo is the 4th drunkest holiday of the year.

How about this year you get drunk on bacon guacamole instead?

If you think traditional guacamole is irresistible, then be prepared to get punch drunk in love with this porky version: Classic creamy guacamole is studded with nibs of salty, smoky, crisp bacon. And in case you're wondering, yes, bacon guacamole does taste better if you eat it while wearing a sombrero and shaking some maracas.

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Bacon Guacamole
This recipe is from my book, Recipes Every Man Should Know
Makes 6-8 servings
Printable recipe.

6 slices bacon
Flesh of 2 ripe avocados
1 medium tomato, chopped
4 scallions (white parts only), finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
A couple of pinches of salt
A couple of dashes of hot sauce
Small handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

1. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until crisp. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Let cool and chop into small pieces.

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until chunky.

Here are more guacamole recipes you might enjoy:
Grilled Guacamole recipe from The Kitchn
Grapefruit Guacamole recipe from No Recipes
Edamame Guacamole recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
Roasted Garlic, Poblano, and Red Pepper Guacamole recipe from Ezra Pound Cake

Photo credit by Sala Kannan of www.veggiebelly.com.


sheila @ Elements said...

Sounds totally amazing! I would have never thought about adding bacon to it, but it's a wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it! :)

Anonymous said...

If you're a fan of bleu cheese, throw some in your guacamole (to taste). I saw this on Food Network and gave it a try and LOVED it.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Every man, woman and child should get to know this guacamole with bacon Susan.

Deborah Dowd said...

I love guacamole and add some bacon? Well we all know that everything is better with bacon!

MrsJenB said...

I think that my husband would actually eat guacamole if I made this! (he's afraid of avocado or something)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

sheila-It's a revelation. Trust me.

anonymous-Oh, my husband would LOVE that idea. Thanks for sharing.

val-Ha! I think so too.

deborah-A girl after my own heart.

mrsjenb-Maybe he needs to spend some time in San Diego getting to know them. :)

Joanne said...

I will absolutely for sure NOT be getting drunk...actually I don't think I've EVER gotten drunk on cinco de mayo. Well, maybe on guac. If that's your definition of drunk. This sounds delicious!

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The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Oh wow. I love guac and it's hard to improve upon a good thing, but if there is one way to improve on it, then it would defintiely be ADD BACON. Two great tastes that taste great together for sure!

Sippity Sup said...

This man knows that recipes like this are loved by women too. Cinco is a good time to try it out. But I'd also recommend making it on a Tuesday or Saturday or a Monday or well, any day. Because bacon and avocado make a powerful team. Kinda like you and Cheryl. Loved your presentation at Camp. Do you like how I weaved those two things together? GREG

Pille said...

That bacon-addition sounds like a very good idea indeed. Do I understand it correctly that you blitz some of the bacon with rest of the ingredients and use some as a crispy garnish?

Susan from Food Blogga said...

joanne-Getting drunk on guac is definitely the way to go.

fgf-Thanks! Welcome!

greg-A sign of genius, man, a sign of genius. ;)

pille-That's it, my dear!

kellypea said...

You'd think by now I would have figured out that bacon goes in guacamole considering I LOVE smashed bacon on a good California Club. YUM!

Recipe contests said...

You can put bacon on anything and I'll eat it - but guacamole? YUM! Thanks for sharing. I only wish I had seen this before Cinco de Mayo :)

Take care,
-- Chelseyq

Anonymous said...

Genius! I'm thinking why I never thought to do so.... Thanks for sharing!

Kristina Vanni said...

You had me at BACON...

Thanks so much for sharing your advice and wisdom at Camp Blogaway last weekend. I didn't get a chance to chat with you, but I look forward to following your blog!

Miami catering said...

Your post just give me a new recipe to be served for my family. I really its name "Cinco de Mayo with Bacon Guacamole!" very historic and as well as delicious. Thanks for sharing!

GF Gidget said...

Bacon Guacamole? You have officially ousted the dog as "man's best friend"!

marla said...

Really, really love bacon guacamole. On everything!

Jennifer Brody said...

Ive never seen bacon look so elegant crumbled on a table. This looks like an awesome recipe. What would be better than bacon and avocado?


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