Bacon Chips with Guacamole

-a great combo!

*1 lb thick-sliced bacon, cut into quarters, making approx. 2″ square chunks (and sprinkled with black pepper, if desired)

3 avocados

1/4 cup Bermuda onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, smashed & minced

cilantro, minced, added a pinch at a time,to taste

1 or 2 jalapeños, minced

2 ripe Campari or plum tomatoes, chopped very small

juice of 1 lime

dashes of Tabasco Jalapeño hot sauce, to taste

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Lay out your raw bacon chunks in a single layer on a foil-lined, lipped cookie sheet/jellyroll pan. Bake until well done and crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Meanwhile, make the guacamole.
Peel and pit avocados and mash in a bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients,* taste testing as you go, until well mixed and desired flavor.
*Serve with bacon chips.

It’s probably just a me thing but, I always start adding fresh cilantro in very small amounts to any recipe because it seems fresh cilantro can very quickly turn your dish from delicious to having a soapy aftertaste.

* Another great variation is to simply crumble all that crisp bacon and either entirely incorporate it in the guacamole or make a nice border around the edge.  Serve with Cantina-style (thin) tortilla chips.

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