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augie
10-16-2009, 06:55 AM
My friend brought me some fresh avocados from her neighbor's tree, so I thought I'd whip up a batch of fresh guacamole for tailgating tomorrow.

I have a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes/green chiles in the pantry, so I was wondering if that, along with the avocado, lime juice, red onion, and some cilantro would make a decent guacamole.

Any of you folks ever tried that?

Saiko
10-16-2009, 07:13 AM
I don't see why not, Ro-tel is just diced tomatos and green chili (and if I recall, a ton of salt, not sure though). As long as you like tomatoes in your quacamole, go for it.
Out of curiosity, I searched through a few guacamole recipes on the Food Network site, and Alton Brown's recipe was the only one of the few I looked at that had diced tomatoes, so you might want to use that as your guide.

Altons Brown:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/guacamole-recipe/index.html

Bobby Flay:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/guacamole-with-cumin-dusted-tortillas-recipe/index.html

Emeril Lagasse:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/guacamole-recipe2/index.html

Tyler Florence:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/guacamole-recipe4/index.html

Barefoot Contessa:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/guacamole-recipe/index.html

blues_n_cues
10-16-2009, 07:22 AM
i do it all the time. drain them well first.

BBQ Grail
10-16-2009, 07:24 AM
It works, but as mentioned you've got to drain them well.

Bill-Chicago
10-16-2009, 07:32 AM
Out of curiosity, I searched through a few guacamole recipes on the Food Network site, and Alton Brown's recipe was the only one of the few I looked at that had diced tomatoes, so you might want to use that as your guide.

Altons Brown:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/guacamole-recipe/index.html

Bobby Flay:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/guacamole-with-cumin-dusted-tortillas-recipe/index.html

Emeril Lagasse:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/guacamole-recipe2/index.html

Tyler Florence:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/guacamole-recipe4/index.html

Barefoot Contessa:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/guacamole-recipe/index.html


Why did you ignore the search results for Sandra Lee, the only real chef on the Food Network?


Just sayin...

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hogwild284
10-16-2009, 07:42 AM
Sandra Lee would probably put a cupcake on top. Seems like she decorates everything with a cupcakes! :)

Saiko
10-16-2009, 07:54 AM
Why did you ignore the search results for Sandra Lee, the only real chef on the Food Network?


You ever notice that even if she's making breakfast, she always includes a cocktail? I think she's a lush.
Official thread derailment notice.

hogwild284
10-16-2009, 08:01 AM
So where is this tailgate that we should stop by at? I would love some fresh guac. I have been looking for ro-tel tomatoes but can't find them in my local store.

MushCreek
10-16-2009, 08:23 AM
There are usually generic ones available- look for diced tomatoes with green chilis.

G$
10-16-2009, 09:05 AM
My friend brought me some fresh avocados from her neighbor's tree, so I thought I'd whip up a batch of fresh guacamole for tailgating tomorrow.

I have a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes/green chiles in the pantry, so I was wondering if that, along with the avocado, lime juice, red onion, and some cilantro would make a decent guacamole.

Any of you folks ever tried that?

Yes, just add garlic and lime.

augie
10-16-2009, 09:08 AM
So where is this tailgate that we should stop by at? I would love some fresh guac. I have been looking for ro-tel tomatoes but can't find them in my local store.

It will be in Gainesville, FL. If you can make it by you're welcome to join us!

BobBrisket
10-16-2009, 09:26 AM
You ever notice that even if she's making breakfast, she always includes a cocktail? I think she's a lush.
Official thread derailment notice.

I'd be more than glad to 'lush' right along with with her for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snack time!:twisted:

Back on topic......I like Rotel. Gives a good kick to soups, stews, etc. Don't see why it wouldn't work in guac. I'm curious how it turns out!

Westexbbq
10-16-2009, 09:49 AM
You bet,
as per above, just drain first.
It's great stuff, I love it.

auxierr@bellsouth.net
10-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Check out this recipe for Gaucamole. Best I have ever made.

http://www.recipezaar.com/Rosas-Guacamole-256512

nolaman
10-16-2009, 01:22 PM
My wife makes guac. often. Some times she adds diced fresh tomato, and grates a little onion on a micro plane to mix in...As long as the avacado ratio is more than tomato it should be good! Add the rest of the maders to the salsa! You are going to serve salsa with the chips too, aren't you?? I had a neighbor that a problem eating anything green with the word mole in it! "His mind ain't right"

nolaman
10-16-2009, 01:31 PM
You ever notice that even if she's making breakfast, she always includes a cocktail? I think she's a lush.
Official thread derailment notice.
I concur!

ljh34465
10-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Too bad I have company and a pool party to go to tomorrow or I would be up there sampling that guac. Like has been said, if you like tomatoes in your guac, Rotel should work fine. Depending on who you are making it for, keep in mind they have three versions, mild, original and hot.

Go Gators -

cameraman
10-16-2009, 07:03 PM
I'm going to play the contrarian and say proceed with caution. My first rule of guacomole is add things carefully. You want to kick up the avacodo not overwhelm it. I'd use a little in the guac and use the rest in a spanish omelette.

ljh34465
10-16-2009, 08:45 PM
well, yeah:rolleyes:

kcbbq13
10-16-2009, 08:56 PM
I've used it a bunch of times just make sure to drain well! After that garlic add garlic and more garlic. Did I mention I'm a slut for garlic haha....:icon_blush:

82muchhomework
10-17-2009, 09:01 AM
The best guac I've ever made came from trader joe's kits. The kits include two avocados, one roma tomato (squeeze out all the juiciness first), one scallion, one lime, and one jalapeno,two cloves of garlic, salt to taste.

I found that it tastes better if i sub plain old garlic salt instead of the garlic and salt. I think the ratio must be better and maybe the powdered garlic blends better.

Remember that if you store it for any amount of time, put saran wrap right on the top of the guac, not just covering the container. Any air will make it turn brown quick.

Rotels sound like they would work. I would listen to the others when they said to drain it well. Juicy guac is nasty.

Abelman
10-17-2009, 12:24 PM
i do it all the time. drain them well first.

That's spot on, makes a great guac!

bbqfans
10-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Sounds good from here;in fact I do the same version a lot. However, I like a little more 'Decadence' from time to time and use this recipe:
"Stan's Guacamole"

1- 8oz. room temp. package of Cream Cheese(well creamed)
1-Red Onion(diced small)
1-small bunch spring onions(chopped fine,greens only)
3 to 4-Avacodos(I use Hass due to availability-mashed well)
Chopped Chile of choice (fine)
2-med. Tomatoes
{I would think Rotel, well drained, would work here}
2-Limes(juiced and some rind grated for kick)
1/2 tsp.-ground Cumin-or to taste
S/P
1/4cup- chopped Cilantro

Mix all and cover tightly and chill a couple hours.Great with home fried chips and for those California Wraps ; spreads nicely! Good on Cinnamon Crisp chips too!



Hope you try it at least once, I feel you'll enjoy it as much as I;but I'm a cream cheese freak.....:mrgreen:

SMOKE HAPPY
Stan aka old school