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best ever chunky guacamole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stacy Goodall

I've had lots of guacamole and this is truly the best. Of all the things I've cooked for guests, this recipe is is one of the best received! It's the bacon that makes the difference! I adapted this from New Best Recipes. If you make guacamole ahead of time...*Guacamole can be covered with plastic wrap, pressed directly onto the surface of the mixture, and refrigerated up to 1 day. Remove the guacamole to room temperature, removing the plastic wrap at the last moment, before serving.

(1 rating)
yield 2 - 3 CUPS
prep time 15 Hr
cook time 8 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For best ever chunky guacamole

  • 3
    avocados, preferably haas and medium in size
  • 6 slice
  • 1 tsp
    bacon fat (reserved and rendered from cooking the bacon)
  • 3 lg
    scallions, sliced thin, about 1/3 cup
  • 1 md
    garlic clove, pressed (if you don't have a garlic press, just mince the garlic. i usually use 2 or three garlic cloves)
  • 1 sm
    jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro leaf, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin (more or less to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice (fresh squeezed)

How To Make best ever chunky guacamole

  • 1
    Fry bacon on stovetop until crisp.
  • 2
    Drain bacon and reserve at least 1 teaspoon of rendered bacon fat.
  • 3
    When bacon is cool to touch, crumble it.
  • 4
    Halve one of the avocados, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a medium bowl.
  • 5
    Mash the flesh lightly with the scallions, garlic, chile, cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cumin with the tines of a fork until just combined.
  • 6
    Add the bacon crumbles and bacon fat and combine with avocado mixture.
  • 7
    Halve, pit, and CUBE the remaining 2 avocados. Add the cubes to the bowl with the mashed avocado mixture.
  • 8
    Sprinkle the lime juice over the diced avocado and mix the entire contents of the bowl lightly with a fork until combined but still chunky. Adjust the seasonings with salt if necessary,(you can add a bit more bacon fat if you like), and serve.