Last night, millions gathered around the TV to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning led the Broncos to victory taking home the Super Bowl trophy and his 200th win. Von Miller, of the Broncos, may have received the MVP award for playing the game but in the Mathie household, the Bacon Guacamole took home the honor of MVP - Most Valuable “Plate”. Try it for yourself and see if it’s MVP worthy.
What You’ll Need:
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 11/2 tablespoons of cilantro
- ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 cup of tomatoes (optional - I did not use)
- 6 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
Before You Start:
It’s very important that you have ripe avocados when making this recipe. To check if an avocado is ripe enough before you buy them, give the avocado a squeeze. If you feel the skin give a bit, then that avocado is ripe. If it doesn’t give, then that avocado is not yet ripe enough.
Another trick to picking out the perfect avocado is by looking at the stem. If you can’t peel off the stem easily, then the avocado is not yet ripe enough. If you can, and you see a green color under the stem, then that avocado is ripe. If you can peel off the stem, but there is a brown color underneath, then the avocado is overripe!
How It’s Made:
Cut your raw bacon into small diced pieces
Tip: Try freezing the bacon before cooking or cutting it. Frozen bacon makes it easier to cut into small pieces and will also help reduce grease splatter when you go to cook it.
Cook the bacon pieces until your desired crispiness
Set the bacon aside
Cut open the avocados, remove the pits and scoop the middles into a small bowl
Mash avocados using a fork
Add in seasonings and mix together
Add in bacon and mix together
Your guacamole is complete – now grab come chips and dive into your dip!