Loaded Guacamole: A Super Bowl Sinkology Recipe
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For NFL lovers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – the Super Bowl is upon us. But NFL fans are not the only people looking forward to the big game. Foodies across the country are plotting, planning, testing and tasting extravagantly yummy snacks & treats in hopes of finding the best, the boldest, the most crave-worthy recipes. Super recipes that are Super Bowl worthy.
The Super Bowl is a tricky event – the goal is to eat yummy food WHILE watching the game. Because of this, the recipes need to be “make ahead” or “crazy easy”. This loaded guac is full of flavor, addictively delicious, like nothing you have ever tasted before and it’s a combination of make ahead AND crazy easy. Your guests will flip over the flavors of this one for sure!
Start off by gathering your grocery items ::
- perfectly ripe avocados
- frozen sweet corn niblets
- green onion
- red bell pepper
- Cotija, or another crumbly Mexican cheese
- smoked (raw) sliced bacon
- brown sugar
The first step is to make candied bacon. This can be done a day or two ahead, but if you have time just go ahead and bake it on game day. Simply place uncooked bacon on a baking rack that fits into a foil-lined baking pan. Sprinkle one side of the bacon strips with brown sugar and finely ground black pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes on 375° and then flip the bacon over, sprinkle with more brown sugar and black pepper and bake for 5-10 additional minutes. Once bacon is crisp and the sugar has candied, remove from the oven, allow to cool and cut into ¼” pieces. ((read all about how to make candied bacon here))
While the bacon is cooling, prepare the veggies by micro-chopping the jalapeño, radishes and shallot. Dice tomatoes (removing watery centers) and red bell pepper. Chop the green onion & cilantro and zest the lime. Right before kick-off, slice the avocados.
I have found the easiest way to get the avocado out of it’s skin is to slice it in half (around the pit), whack the pit with a sharp knife, twist the knife and pull. Once the pit is out, cut the avocado into chunks with a butter knife (don’t cut through the skin) and then scoop the flesh out with a spoon.
All that’s left is to mix everything together and dig in!
The combination of ingredients added to the creamy avocado makes this loaded guacamole addictively delicious. Cilantro, jalapeños and tomato are a MUST for any good homemade guac. The crisp addition of sweet corn, red bell pepper and peppery radish fit in so perfectly it’s as if they were supposed to be there all along. But let’s talk about the rock stars of this recipe :: candied bacon & Cotija cheese make this guac Super Bowl party worthy — trust me. Salty & sweet meets crunch & heat – it’s a party in a bowl for sure.
“Loaded Guacamole” — will put the “SUPER” in your Super Bowl party!
- 2-3 large, perfectly ripe avocados, peeled and diced
- 1/4 c cilantro, chopped
- 1 c roma tomatoes, chopped (seeds removed)
- 1 medium lime, zested
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- 1 T (heaping) shallot, micro-diced
- 1/4 c red bell pepper, diced
- 2 T radishes, micro-diced
- 1 T jalapeño, micro-diced (more or less depending on heat)
- 1/2 c Cotija, or another crumbly Mexican cheese
- 1/2 c frozen sweet corn niblets, cooked and drained
- 4 slices of candied bacon*, chopped
- s & p to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with corn chips.
- Makes 3-4 cups
- *see the candied bacon instructions and a link to a more detailed recipe for candied bacon in the body of this post.
This recipe was written by Emily Schuermann, food blogger at Food for a Year. You may be wondering what a food blogger and a copper sink company have in common. Well, it all started with building a home and loving a sink. To meet the gorgeous farmhouse copper sink that started it all, check out this post.
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