Bacon Cotija Guacamole

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Let’s talk about bacon. Bacon Cotija Guacamole to be exact!

It’s the only guacamole that will warm ya right up on these chilly winter days. Because there’s warm bacon in it, and cheese… naturally!

Bacon Cotija Guacamole

Today’s a bit of surprise! A whole slew of fab food bloggers wanted to surprise Bev and throw her a virtual baby shower – because she’s about to pop out twins in just a few short weeks. So… SURPRISE BEV! This one’s for you!

For those of you who don’t read Bev’s blog, Bev Cooks, you should! She has amazing recipes day after day that leave me salivating in front of my computer and wishing I was her neighbor!

For this baby shower celebration, I thought I’d bring one of my favorite things in the world…¬†Bacon Cotija Guacamole. Because what’s a baby shower without some guac?! One day when I have kids I want an entire baby shower with nothing but guacamole so I can gobble them all up and not feel the slightest bit guilty about it!

This one is coming to ya from my cookbook – which by the way, makes an excellent Christmas gift!

And be sure to check out all the crazy amazing things everyone else made to celebrate Bev and her beautiful soon to be born babies ūüôā

Bacon Cotija Guacamole

Gaby

Ingredients
  

  • 4 strips bacon preferably uncured applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped serrano chile pepper
  • 3 Hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese plus more if desired
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400¬įF.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer and transfer to the oven. Let the bacon cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until just crispy, turning the bacon over once in the middle of the cooking time. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper towel‚Äďlined plate to cool. Once the bacon is cool enough to touch, chop it into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  • Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado flesh in a bowl.
  • Add the cilantro, cotija cheese, serrano pepper, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mash with a fork until half smooth and half chunky. Fold in half of the bacon. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. Garnish the guacamole with the remaining bacon, and add more crumbled cotija cheese if desired.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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    OH MAN. This virtual shower is incredible! An this guacamole has my eyes popping out of my head, like a hungry cartoon character. Ridiculous!

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  8. Helen Kennedy

    OK, I don’t think I can easily get cotija cheese in the UK. From the pic it looks as if feta would be a good substitute from the point of view of texture, although there are a number of crumbly British cheeses that might do the job as well, Wensleydale or white Stilton, for example, which are less strong in taste. Please advise!

  9. HeatherChristo

    oh for goodness sakes Gaby, now I am dying for this in the wee hours of the morning!!! looks insanely good!

  10. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I am camping out by this guac at the party. Looks incredible, Gaby!

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  12. shelly (cookies and cups)

    I could eat this whole bowl! Warm bacon in guac is genius!

  13. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Completely blown away right now! Thank you so much for celebrating with me and this GUAC, are you kidding. Lick, lick, lick.

    thank you!!! xoxoxo!

  14. Aggie

    I would not share this with anyone, YUM!! So happy for Bev! I know she would love this.

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    This is exactly the appetizer I would be hovering around at a party!! Love cotija cheese!

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  18. DessertForTwo

    Yum! I love cotija, and I need more recipes to use it up! Thanks! I’m so glad we could do this for Bev today ūüôā

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    Oooohh. I love all these Bev recipes – she’s a lucky gal. This guac is amazing.

  21. Monika

    This sounds like the perfect combination of smooth, salt, and tanginess. Can’t wait to eat this one!!

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  25. rachel

    I want that entire bowl, with a vat of chips and an ice cold dos xx. Right now. Right. Right. RIGHT now! <3
    YUMMY, Gaby!

  26. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Is it possible to have a crush on guacamole? Cause I have it!

  27. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Love this guac Gaby! Bacon and avocados are so meant to be together!

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    I would love to be alone with a big bowl of this and some chips. Happy happy!

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    This is the best kind of guac!! Love all the bacon ūüôā

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