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Smoked Bacon and Tomatillo Guacamole

Recipe for Smoked Bacon and Tomatillo Guacamole. Take your guacamole to the next level by adding smoked bacon and smoked tomatillos! Smokey, creamy, delicious!
Course Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine American, BBQ, Barbecue
Keyword bacon guacamole, best guacamole recipe, Guacamole, guacamole recipe, how to make guacamole, tomatillo guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $10.00


  • 4 tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, and cut in half
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 medium Haas ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste (roughly ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper)


To Smoke your Bacon and Tomatillos:

  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees, fruit wood preferred for flavor.
  • Place bacon pieces directly on grill grate and smoke for 60-90 minutes or until crispy.
  • At the same time smoke the tomatillos for up to three hours in a glass baking dish or a smoker safe tray.
  • Let cool, and then dice your tomatillos and roughly chop the bacon.
  • Use ¼ cup of the diced tomatillos for the guacamole (it should be all of the tomatillos depending on exact size), and a total of 3 tablespoons of the diced smoked bacon.

To make your Guacamole:

  • In a large bowl, scoop out the avocado. Add 2 tablespoons of the diced bacon, ¼ cup of the diced tomatillos, lime juice, shallots, cilantro, salt and pepper, and mash together with a fork until you reach your desired level of chunkiness. Adjust salt, pepper, lime juice to your taste preferences.
  • Transfer to serving dish or bowl. Top with 1 additional tablespoon of diced smoked bacon.


A secret shortcut if you don't have a smoker and don't feel like smoking your tomatillos. Use store-bought roasted tomatillo salsa (I love Whole Foods 365 Roasted Salsa Verde). Just use about 2 tablespoons, and instead of smoking your bacon, just use regular crispy bacon (I won't tell). It won't have the same magic kick as the smoked version, but it will still be damn good. I promise!
For the Oven
Tomatillos: Roast the tomatillos for 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit or until you see them soften and slightly brown. Follow recipe from there.
Bacon: Bacon is best cooked in the oven at 375 degrees F, for up to 20 minutes until crispy. Both can be done in advance. Follow recipe from there.