With the big game coming up we were thinking about something we could bring to our friends’ big watch party. With lots of party goers watching in multiple rooms we knew there would be lots of chips and dip and great finger foods for snacking and mingling. We decided that we would combine the dip and finger food with our Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites! This post contains sponsored content brought to you by Casabella and Melissa’s Produce. We received free product to review, but all opinions presented here are 100% our own. For further information please see our Disclaimer page.
One of our go to dips for big gatherings is guacamole, cool creamy and deliciously fatty and the perfect partner to salty chips and a perfect addition to one of our favorite foods, tacos! When the fine folks at Melissa’s Produce. and Casabella’s Guac-Lock asked us to come up with a recipe to celebrate guacamole and check out the Guac-Lock we saw the perfect opportunity to make a great party food, plus review a cool new product.
While guacamole is a great party dip, it has one big drawback, you really can’t make it ahead of time as it tends to oxidize and turn brown and totally unappetizing looking! When you are somewhat organized about food like we are, especially when we love to make things look fantastic, this is where the Guac-Lock comes in!
The Guac-Lock is a new product that is perfect for ambitious party planners like us to make their dips ahead of time, without worrying that the look and flavor of their creations will fade over time. The Guac-Lock has an innovative elevator mechanism and seal system that allows you to squeeze out any excess air, preventing the guacamole from oxidizing and discoloring. As a bonus, the container is shatterproof and with a locking seal, perfect for taking along to a party.
We put our Guac-Lock to the test for this recipe, as we started out to make this recipe and shoot the pictures, but we got interrupted by life and we found ourselves shooting our Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites a full 24 hours after we had made our guacamole! As you can see, our guacamole came out looking fresh with no hints of oxidation! We were able to shoot pics, reseal the guacamole and serve the extra Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites for dinner!
Our Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites are some great finger foods, perfect as an appetizer for a cocktail party or a finger food for a big party! Combining fresh roasted sweet potato rounds, sweet red onion, crisp bacon and cool creamy guacamole and finished with a dash of hot sauce, these are sure to delight!
We started out with some great avocados from Melissa’s Produce, providers of great fresh produce to make our guacamole. We mashed up the fresh avacados using Casabella’s 4 ‘n 1 Avocado Tool and then mixed in some great fresh tomatoes, diced Melissa’s pearl onions, fresh crushed garlic and fresh squeezed lime juice. We like a slightly chunky guacamole, which lets you get some of that smooth rich avocado!
Next we sliced up a sweet potato into thin rounds, seasoned them with salt and pepper and olive oil, then baked them to a golden toasty crispness. The roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the sweet potato while also crisping the sweet potato round into a crunchy bite perfect for holding our guacamole.
We topped the Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites with some sauteed sweet red onions and crispy, salty diced bacon. Adding a hint of sweet and salt, the onion and bacon add a rich savory note that compliments the cool creaminess of the guacamole. A topping of some chipotle hot sauce finishes the bites with a nice spicy hint of smoky sweet heat!
If you are looking for a great go to appetizer for a cocktail party or a watch party for the big game, give our Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites a try! They are sure to be a great hit!
- 1 large sweet potato, sliced
- 4 strips of smoked bacon
- 1/2 medium sweet red onion, sliced thin
- 2 cups guacamole
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Chipotle Hot Sauce
- 3 Ripe Melissa's Avocado
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 2 Melissa's pearl onions, diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel the sweet potato
- Thinly slice the sweet potato (1/8 inch)
- Place slices into a bowl, and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Spread slices out on a backing sheet.
- Place into a preheated oven set at 300F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Cook slices of bacon, reserving 1 tsp of bacon grease in the pan.
- Saute the sweet red onion in the reserved bacon grease until slightly transparent.
- Dice bacon and allow onions and bacon to cool
- Once sweet potato slices are cool, top with a scoop of guacamole.
- Top with red onion and bacon.
- Add a dash of chipotle hot sauce.
- Place the scooped avocado pulp into a large bowl.
- Add in diced onion and garlic.
- Add in lime.
- Mash until you reach the desired level of creaminess.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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