5 Strips medium-thick bacon
3 medium-large Ripe avocados (about 1.25 pounds), cut in half and pitted
Half a medium white onion, chopped into .25-inch pieces, rinsed with cold water and drained 
2 or 3 Canned chipotle chiles, removed from canning sauce, stemmed, slit open, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium-large Round ripe tomato, cored and chopped into .25-inch pieces
1/4 cup (loosely packed) Fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
Salt, to taste
1 to 2 tbsp. Fresh lime juice
- In a large (10-inch) skillet, cook the bacon in a single layer over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp and browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, crumble coarsely and set aside.
- Scoop the avocado flesh into a large bowl. Using a potato masher or a large fork or spoon, mash into a coarse purée. Add about two-thirds of the bacon, along with the onion, chipotle chile, tomato and cilantro (save a little cilantro for garnish if you wish). Stir gently to combine.
- Taste and season with salt, usually about half a teaspoon, and enough lime juice to add a little sparkle, 1 to 2 tablespoons. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate. To serve, scoop the guacamole into a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining bacon (and cilantro if desired).
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