Mexican Egg Stuffed Avocados

mexican egg stuffed avocado via bacon is the way to happiness

Just because Cinco de Mayo has said adios does not mean that the aromatic flavors of Mexican cuisine shouldn’t inspire our meals all the year long. Some of the most delicious recipes have been given a Mexican spin. An all-time favorite is Mexican pizza– and this recipe looks rather inspiring! How do we keep the fiesta of flavors going?

mexican egg stuffed avocado in skillet via bacon is the way to happiness

My sister has me hooked on stuffed avocados. When I was recently at her house for lunch, she made a delicious, healthy stuffed avocado using chickpeas and other goodies. It was divine and kept me full! Avocados are packed with that good fat that our diets so often lack.

Still craving the yummy tastes of Mexican food, and always jonesin’ for some good fats in my life, I decided to fuse these two ideas together and put an egg in it, too– because, well, yum. This recipe is easy enough to half, double, triple, or fafuple! All you have to keep in mind is 1/2 of an avocado, 1 egg, 1 TBS of salsa, 1 TBS cheese, and a drizzle of enchilada sauce per serving and you’re set!

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When making room in the avocado half to stuff, I found using a serrated knife to slightly cut around where the pit was, followed by finishing the scooping touches with a grapefruit spoon really helps. (ya know, a grapefruit spoon is that weird spoon-looking thing with a serrated edge that your grandmother gave you as a wedding present.)

scooped out avocado via bacon is the way to happiness

It can be a light lunch with a side salad, an appetizer, a side for a yummy dinner, or even a side for itself! Hmmmmm…Sabroso! 

Mexican Egg Stuffed Avocados
Yields: 4 servings

Time: 25 minutes

mexican egg stuffed avocado via bacon is the way to happiness

Ingredients:
4 avocados, halved
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup cheddar and monterey jack shredded cheese blend
4 large eggs
Approximately 2-3 TBS enchilada sauce

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. To remove the pit from the avocado: I have found the best way is to use a chef’s knife and ever so carefully aim and whack the pit so that the knife is stuck… twist and remove (and save to grow an avocado tree!).
3. Slightly enlarge the area where the pit was to make room for the goodies.
4. First, add about 1 TBS of the yummy salsa, with as much of the liquid drained. Evenly spread it around the opening.
5. Crack your egg into the avocado opening. Not all of the egg white may fit, and that’s okay.
6. Top with about 1-2 TBS of cheese and lightly drizzle enchilada sauce.
7. Place onto baking sheet or cast iron skillet and bake for about 20 minutes for a firm yoke and about 15 minutes for a slightly runny yoke.
8. Eat right away, yum!!!

No Meat? No Problem!

Today is the day of Paczki & Fasnachts, which means that tomorrow marks the first day of Lent! It is a beautiful time of year in which Christians prepare for the Easter holiday by way of fasting and prayer. There are two days of fasting (Ash Wednesday & Good Friday). Also, Fridays throughout the duration of Lent, Catholics abstain from meat. Even though I love bacon (and boy do I ever), I do have a much greater adoration for Lent.

This means it’s time to fill your non-meat recipe arsenal for those Friday evening meals.

Here are a few of my dinner favorites from years gone by:

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Salmon & Sweet Potato Cakes

Salmon Maple Bourbon - Bacon is the Way to Happiness

Salmon with Maple Bourbon Glaze & Caramelized Onions

Gnocchi with Arugula and Sundried Tomatoes - Bacon is the Way to Happiness

Gnocchi with Arugula & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Scrambled Falafel Pitas - Bacon is the Way to Happiness

Scrambled Falafel Pitas

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Cranberry, Apple, & Avocado Salad

two-bean-chili - Bacon is the Way to Happiness

Two Bean Chili

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Crab, Butternut Squash & Walnut Macaroni & Cheese

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Butternut Squash, Asian Pear, & Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Poached egg tartine - Bacon is the Way to Happiness

Spinach & Tomato Tartine with Poached Egg

 

Happy Lenting!