This Bacon Wrapped Avocados appetizer recipe is sure to win over everyone you know.Crispy brown sugar bacon wrapped around a creamy avocado, and it’s easy!
I pretty much love pork. It’s wonderful. I love it in all shapes and forms. I love bacon, especially when it is baked in the oven, not fried in a skillet and even more so when it’s wrapped around a creamy avocado and baked to perfection. These bacon wrapped avocados are about to rock your world.
I am embarrassed to admit that I used to be a bacon hater. Yup, it’s true. I used to think that bacon was fatty, chewy, nastiness. In fact, I hated it so much that I would take the time to pick it out of sandwiches, off of chicken dishes, and I certainly would never touch the stuff at breakfast. Thankfully I grew up and realized that bacon is life.
It’s crunchy and flavorful. You just want to wrap yourself in it. Bacon, is the new cashmere. Or at least these bacon wrapped avocados are.
A few weeks ago I was trying to think up a way to use the last of my avocado. It was lunch time, and while this Wrap with a honey Avocado dressing is pretty much the best thing in all the world, as is a little BBQ pork and guacamole grilled cheese, but I really needed something else.
I had just come home from the grocery store with a delightful little bag of avocados and I decided to forgo the bread and make something a bit broken down, bacon wrapped avocados and boy was it awesome.
Best Bacon at the Grocery Store
The key to any recipe with bacon, especially an appetizer like this one where the bacon is the star of the dish, is to buy the right bacon. We’ve really fallen in love with Wright’s Bacon, but if you have a brand you recommend we would love to hear about it.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Just wrap your avocados in the bacon and then dredge in a brown sugar and chili powder mixture. Bake until the bacon is crisp and beautiful.
Sweet deliciousness this was good. Probably the best lunch ever! And because I’m trying to be good about balance, I figured I should add a little calcium and fruit in too. So, I went ahead and added apples and laughing cow cheese. I know I don’t get nearly enough calcium in my diet, and I wonder how many of you are the same?
What ways do you incorporate dairy into your diet? And have you joined the bacon bandwagon? I’m sure you will with these bacon wrapped avocados.
How to Pick a Ripe Avocado
I have a secret pet peeve when I’m at the grocery store. You see, when I’m standing there picking out produce and someone is picking up avocados in the palm of their hand and squeezing it with fingers wrapped around the entire body, or grabbing fruit after fruit and squeezing with their thumb and fingers it takes everything in me to not ask them to stop.
Testing the avocado fruit like that only bruises it, even if it isn’t ripe yet, so it’s ruining the avocado for others.
Instead, to pick a ripe avocado, place your thumb on the bottom and your pointer finger on the top and if it yields to gentle pressure it should be eaten within a day or two.
Unripe, firm or green fruit can take four to five days to ripen at room temperature.
How to Store Avocados
Avocados should be stored at room temperature in one layer and not by any citrus fruits unless you’re looking to ripen them quickly.
Once the avocado begins to yield to gentle pressure, place it in the refrigerator to slow the ripening process as this will prolong its life.
Also, storing avocados in wire framed bowls can lead to bruising as it ripens and settles into the wires.
How Long are Avocados Good For?
Avocados on the counter that started out green could take 5 days to ripen and then will need to be eaten.
Refrigerated avocados that are ripe will only last for 2-4 days.
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
- 4-6 Strips of Bacon
- 1 Avocado
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2-1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- Heat the oven to 425
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and chili powder.
- Set aside
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
- Cut open the avocado and remove the pit.
- Slice about 3/4" slices lengthwise through the avocado, and then cut through the middle to cut all of the slices in half so that you have thick chunks of avocado.
- Cut each slice of bacon in 3-5 pieces and wrap each piece around the avocado.
- Roll in the brown sugar mixture and place on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven to a platter and stick a tooth pick in each for serving.
Brown sugar bacon wrapped around juicy chicken and dunked in creamy ranch.
There’s nothing better than corn and bacon all stirred together in a big bowl of deliciousness!
*this was a sponsored post, but my opinions remain my own.