Watch the video here, as Joe Nichols shows Lorianne how to make homemade Chunky Guacamole. And be sure to look under Interviews/Star Talk for the video of Joe making Taco Salad!
4 Avocados, pitted and peeled (See directions below.)
1 to 2 Tomatoes, cut in chunks
“Punch” of garlic salt (A pinch is between your fingers. A punch is a pile in the palm of your hand!)
Onion to taste, chopped. (Joe used at least a half an onion.)
Joe cuts the avocados in half, around the pit, and then takes out the pit. He then slices the halves into quarters, and peels the meat of the avocado away from the rind. Toss the avocado pieces into a bowl. Don’t chop!
Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from both halves onto the avocado. Add your punch of garlic salt. (Joe poured a good portion into the palm of his hand. He then added more later!) Joe then pulls a knife through the mixture, cutting up the big chunks, being careful not to mush the avocado, since he likes his guacamole chunky.
Taste test. If you’re happy with the taste, add in the chunks of tomato, chopped onion and chopped to your taste. Again, pull your knife through the mixture, instead of stirring it, to keep the avocado from getting mushy. Taste test again, and add more seasoning if needed. Enjoy!
1 lb. ground beef
Taco seasoning packet
Shredded cheddar cheese
Dressing: 1 cup of your favorite salsa mixed with 1/4 cup French Dressing
Saute chopped onion in olive oil, then stir in ground beef and cook until browned. Add freshly ground black pepper. (Joe likes lots of black pepper!) Stir the taco seasoning into a bowl with enough water to dissolve it, then stir it into the beef. Joe says you can also add a little milk at this point, if you want the mixture to be creamy.
In a bowl, put chopped lettuce. Crumble a handful of tortilla chips on top of the lettuce, then pour some of the meat mixture over that. Top with shredded cheese, olives and any other toppings you would enjoy. (Lorianne added some chunky guacamole!) Add some dressing, and enjoy!