The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and this year, you want to host a party with snacks made on your new smoker!
We’ve got you covered, as there are several classic recipes that can be made even more tasty when they are made with your smoker, and one of the easiest recipes to start with is smoked guacamole!
Guacamole is a classic Super Bowl snack, and with an added smoke flavor, your guests will be begging you to make more! Plus, it is super easy to make, and you can even make it in advance and stick it in the fridge so you have space on your smoker for other Super Bowl recipes!
Read on to learn all about how to make smoked guacamole!
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Ingredients for Smoked Guacamole:
- 3 whole ripe avocados
- 1 small white onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (can substitute garlic powder)
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
Other optional ingredients:
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1 small tomato diced
How to Make Smoked Guacamole (Step by Step)
Step 1: Prepare the Avocados
Preheat your smoker to the lowest possible setting. On our Pitboss, that is the ‘smoke’ setting, which is about 180°F. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
Step 2: Smoke the Avocados
Place the avocados directly on the upper rack of your grill with the flesh side down. Set a timer for 15-20 minutes.
Step 3: Cut the Onion
While your avocados are smoking, cut the rest of the ingredients. In our case, it was just the onions, as we chose to use garlic powder. You can also add a diced tomato or diced jalapeno pepper if you would like.
Step 4: Remove the Avocados
The avocados shouldn’t need much more than 20 minutes, and they should have a light brown color to them or be a darker green. Remove them from the smoker and allow them to cool for 15-20 minutes.
Step 5: Mix and Mash
While the avocados are cooling, place all of the other ingredients in a bowl. Then, scoop out the avocados on top. Using a fork or masher, go around the dish, mashing all the ingredients together until the avocados are smooth.
Step 6: Chill and Serve
Even with cooling time, your guacamole will still be a bit warm. We recommend chilling it for 1-3 hours before serving. Serve with chips for dipping, and enjoy!
Tips for Smoked Guacamole
- Make it spicy: Add a jalapeno pepper or more crushed red pepper to make a spicier guac.
- Don’t smoke too long: Unlike other smoker recipes, the avocados will fall apart when they are cooked too long. Don’t exceed the 15-20 minute smoke time.
- Make before other dishes: Because the heat needs to be so low for smoked guac, we recommend making it first and then cranking up the heat and making your other Superbowl snacks.
What to Serve With Smoked Guacamole
The best thing to serve with smoked guacamole is corn chips! Of course, you could also serve with fresh tortillas or even bread or crackers, though, if that’s more your style.
How to Store Smoked Guacamole
While the lime juice you add will keep the guacamole fresh for 4-6 hours, this recipe does not save well, and you should only make what can be consumed in one sitting.
- 3 Whole ripe avocados
- 1 Small white onion
- 1 tsp Minced garlic (can substitute garlic powder)
- 1 tsp Crushed red pepper
- 1 tbsp Lime juice
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 pinch Black pepper
- 1 Jalapeno pepper (optional)
- 1 Small tomato (optional)
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Place the avocados face down on your smoker set to the ‘smoke’ setting or as low as possible.
- Let the avocados smoke for 20 minutes, and afterward, remove them from the smoker and allow them to cool.
- Dice the onion, garlic, and any other additional ingredients you wish to add.
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl, scooping the avocado meat out of the peel.
- Use a fork to mash everything together.
- Chill for at least 1 hour, then serve with chips!