Grandma Angie's Recipe for the Best Guacamole Ever

3 years ago

Nothing goes better with a good taco or quesadilla than some awesome guac. Hubby's mom came over recently to teach me her recipe for a deliciously spicy quacamole that we ALL devoured.

 It is actually the recipe her mother used and passed down to her, and now passed to me.  I am so incredibly grateful to be able to learn some of her traditional family recipes so that I can make them at home.  Plus she can deal with my crazy in the kitchen :-)


One of her favorite things about this quacamole is that it is similar to the one you'll get on Olvera Street.  If you like it a tad more liquidy, like theirs, you can always add a little more water, without disturbing the intense flavors.

First you'll need:

3 avocados

3-4 tomatillos

1/2 serrano chile

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp minced garlic

Dash of onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste


1.  Remove the outer leafy portion of the tomatillos, and discard.  Rinse and put in small pot, boiling until very soft.

2.  Meanwhile, blister the chile on a griddle or skillet on medium-high.  Put the blistered chile in a plastic bag and twist the top closed.  Run cool water over it and set aside.

3.  Peel and put the avocados in the blender.  Add the tomatillos, water, onion powder and garlic.  Remove the chile from the bag and cut in half (either direction is fine).  Peel off the skin of the chile and discard.  If you like your guacamole less spicy you can remove the seeds.  We kept ours in.  Add the chile to the blender.

4.  Blend it up!  Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

We had ours with hubby's famous taquitos.  Yum!  What do you like your guac with?

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