Skip to main content

The Winning Guacamole at EVO: The Mexicali 4AM Hangover Special

The winning guacamole with eggs, bacon, jalapeno, and more, topped with a sour cream adobo sauce. The guac picked by top chefs Feniger and Milliken!
  • Author:
  • Updated:

Two of our editors, Carina and Erica, competed on the same team to make the best possible guacamole at the California Avocado Dinner. They, and their two teammates, came up with the winning guacamole (handily smokin our other editors.) Entires were judged on taste, presentation, and the guacamole name. The judges were Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, known as the Too Hot Tamales and veterans of Bravo's Top Chef Masters.

mexicali 4am hangover special

The Mexicali 4AM Hangover Special

4 ripe California Haas Avocados
1/3 c cooked bacon bits
1 hardboiled egg, chopped
1 TBL minced red onion
1 TBL chopped tomatoes
2 tsp finely chopped jalapeno
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
Dash of chili flakes
Salt to taste

1/3 c sour cream
1 Tbl chiles in adobo sauce
Dash of salt
Cotija cheese
Lime juice
Tortilla chips

Scroll to Continue

Recommended for You

Mix sour cream, adobo sauce, and salt together, set aside.
Toss all ingredients except the avocados together, add three peeled and pitted avocados, gently mash them into the ingredients, being careful to keep some large chunks of avocado. Check seasoning, add more salt or more vinegar as needed. Halve the remaining avocado, remove pit, hollow out a little more, gently remove the avocado from the skin. Salt the avocados. Spoon the guacamole into the hollowed avocados, dollop with sour cream, set on top of tortilla chips, sprinkle with cotija cheese and a squeeze of lime.

You can read more from Carina and the winning recipe here

Other posts you might enjoy:

Bad Haas Jackie Chan Guacamole

Amy's Evo12 Recap with extra Guac

Queso Fresco Popovers


12 slide race

Erin’s evo’12 Photo Recap

I don’t get out as much as I should, and evo conference is one of the few times each year I get to see some of my favorite people face-to-face.


Building Brands and Kiddie Forts at evo'12

Even people persons need a break, and Erica found hers with crafty projects at evo'12. Here's her take-away...

Derreck Kayongo by Justin Hackworth

What I Learned at EVO Conference

The thing about EVO conference is that you're going to cry, probably more than once, because the speakers truly show you what we are capable of accomplishing if we decide we're going to change the world.

Smoky Bean, Bacon & California Avocado Tostadas

Smokey Bean Bacon and California Avocado Tostada Recipe

This delicious creation made me feel as if the Border Grill Santa Monica came to visit my mountain-side retreat and brought with it the Top Chef Masters. Here’s the recipe so you can enjoy it at home!

Keynote collage

Complete EVO Agenda Announced

Here it is - The Evo Agenda. The speakers! The sessions! The GONDOLA ride during the photography workshop! Plus a special Memorial Day weekend registration discount.

evo conference

Announcing evo Conference 2011!

The time has come to share the dates for evo ’11 with you. Mark your calendars!


Connect, Communicate, Conquer—and Win [Contest Closed]

Estee Lauder is an advocate of breast cancer awareness, support, early detection and prevention. They've put together an AMAZING prize pack to help spread the word.

Screen shot 2011-05-12 at 7.40.43 AM

evo'11 Speaker Announcements

We've been working for months and it's time to let the cat(s) out of the bag!