Holy Bacon Guacamole!

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Introduction: Holy Bacon Guacamole!

About: I am a teacher outside of Boston and I love making cool stuff! Any prizes I'm lucky enough to win will go directly to my classroom (when appropriate) where I teach 6-12th grade English & Social Studies (...

In Boston we have an annual event called "Guacaholics Anonymous". It's a charity event, a bunch of local restaurants bring their supplies and make a TON of guacamole for guests to sample. I went the first couple years and loved it. It's a great way to try a variety of guacamole that you otherwise might not.

The second year I went one of the caterers had a bacon guacamole. I thought that sounded A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!Unfortuntely, the idea was much better than the reality as the result was a greasy gross mess.

Fast forward a couple a years and I'm now a pro-guac maker at home and love bacon. Who doesn't? So I decided to make an Instructable combining two of my favorite things. Guacamole & bacon. Both are easy to make and quite tasty.

The key with bacon guacamole is selecting the right bacon (and that will vary depending on your tastes) and making sure it's DRY and free of grease. The white grease that congeals in the little crevices of your bacon will kill your guacamole. It is extremely important to your success that you soak up and rid your bacon of all that grease. Also, you don't want to over-cook your bacon as this will impact the flavor and texture. You want to stop cooking just before it gets to that crunchy stage. Slightly chewy is what we are looking for.

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I am mentioning this again because it's IMPORTANT:

The key with bacon guacamole is selecting the right bacon (and that will vary depending on your tastes) and making sure it's DRY and free of grease. The white grease that congeals in the little crevices of your bacon will kill your guacamole. It is extremely important to your success that you soak up and rid your bacon of all that grease.

Also, you don't want to over-cook your bacon as this will impact the flavor and texture. You want to stop cooking just before it gets to that crunchy stage. Slightly chewy is what we are looking for.

The bacon I used tonight was Trader Joe's Black Forest Bacon (in the black package). It's my favorite for making candied bacon and I had almost a full package that needed to be used.

I highly recommend staying away from any smoked or brown sugar/sweet flavored bacon as it will mess with the Guacamole flavor.

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I think a good rule of thumb is 1 avocado per person, that might seem like a lot but it usually works for my husband and I.

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    Oh, my GOD, this title triggered such a flashback to the 1960's!