The Meat Guy Fieri Uses To Make An Unforgettable Cinco De Mayo Guacamole

You don't need an excuse to enjoy tacos, tortilla chips, and tequila. However, if you're seeking a reason to dine on delicious Mexican fare, look no further than May 5 on your calendar. Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexico's 1862 defeat of the French army in the Battle of Puebla, calls for a feast inspired by the flavors enjoyed by our neighbors south of the border, and naturally, guacamole has to be part of the spread.

You could easily follow a quick and easy guacamole recipe, but remember, this is a celebration, and celebrations call for something special — perhaps a guacamole recipe from the Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri? The Food Network star calls for a surprising addition in his guac, and while it's not quite on par with the cacao and carob that singer Jason Mraz puts in his dip, it's one you might not have thought of before.

To kick the Cinco de Mayo staple up a few notches, Fieri gives it a protein-packed punch with chorizo, which he folds into smashed avocados after browning it in a pan. Ready to eat in just 30 minutes, the chef's chorizo guacamole recipe also calls for broiled onions and poblano peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, and juice from a broiled lime, as well as crushed chicharrones for a bit of crunch.

Don't knock this guacamole upgrade until you try it

Guy Fieri's addition of chorizo to guacamole is certainly one way to make an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo treat. Still, it's understandable to question this upgrade. After all, when's the last time your guac came full of any meat, let alone this flavorful pork product? However, the combo makes sense when you think about it. The sausage's spicy flavor profile complements the poblano and jalapeño peppers that the "Triple D" host calls for in his recipe — though you don't need to worry about your dip being too spicy, as the creamy avocado will cut some of the heat.

Furthermore, there's a possibility that you may have already tried chorizo and guacamole together, just not in dip form like Fieri suggests. Rather, you may have sampled the flavor combination in a plate of nachos or if you ever paid extra to add guac to a chorizo burrito bowl from Chipotle when the chain was offering the sausage.

All this is to say, you shouldn't knock this guacamole upgrade until you try it. And while you're at it, you may be interested in adding some chorizo to your queso dip à la Andrew Zimmern for your Cinco de Mayo celebration, too.