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STS Cookin’: Peach Bacon Guacamole

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After a long hiatus that included a lot of pictures but not a lot of cooking articles, I’m pleased to announce the return of STS Cookin’. I finally decided to pull pictures off my phone ahead of the season to give y’all a few recipes.

This week we’re jumping into what may be my most requested recipe when I go to summer picnic, Peach Bacon Guacamole. I know, it sounds like a lot is going on, but the added texture of the peach and bacon plus the sweet and salty elements really transform this guac.

The original recipe comes from Homesick Texan, an excellent Tex-Mex and Mexican food site. Highly worth checking out if you want to try out some fantastic Tex-Mex. I’ve modified the recipe a little bit though.

One trick with this one is to get avocados of varying ripeness. This can give you a different texture to the guac if some the avocado is a little chunky and other parts are creamy smooth.

Ingredients:

4 peaches, peeled and diced

4-5 tbsp lime juice

1/2 small red onion, diced

3 jalapenos, diced and seeded

1/2 cup cilantro, diced

1 lbs. cooked bacon, diced

4 avocados, peeled and pitted

1/2 Tsp. Cumin

1/2 Tsp. Coriander

Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Dice the uncooked bacon into pieces about 1/2 inch wide. This will help the bacon cook more evenly and ensure that it doesn’t break into minute pieces like it does when being crumbled. Remove and drain once cooked.

2. Dice the peaches and mix half the lime juice in along with a sprinkling of salt. Let this sit while you prepare everything else.

3. Dice the jalapenos, onion, and cilantro. Mix with the peaches and lime juice.

4. Remove the avocados from the skin and place in a bowl, mash to the desired consistency. Mix in the remaining lime juice, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper to taste. Mixing the spices in here helps them get distributed throughout the guac properly.

5. Combine the avocado with the other ingredients and stir carefully. Add in the bacon. Adjust seasoning as needed and serve immediately.