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3 Unexpected Ways To Use Avocados On Game Day [WATCH]

Avocados on Game Day—not a want, rather, a necessity. A delicious, delicious NECESSITY.

In fact, it’s expected that Big Game partiers will consume over 139 MILLION pounds of fresh avocados during the week’s festivities! That’s a lot of necessity.

But with great avocados comes great responsibility, and even greater possibility, so just how do you plan on eating yours? Sure, you could mash ‘em up into guacamole and chip-n-dip to your heart’s content, but after checking out the recipes below, you’re going to rethink every avocado you’ve ever laid eyes on.

Here are three unexpected yet totally Game Day appropriate ways to eat up those pretty green babies.

Avocado Fries with Carne Asada

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What’s a potato? These fries from Josh Scherer (Culinary Brodown) are made from 100% pure avocado and loaded with marinated carne asada, refried beans, Mexican crema and queso fresco, and a ‘liberal squirting of Sriracha.’ I’ll take twenty.

Avocado and Bacon Deviled Eggs

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With Josh Elkin’s recipe for Avocado and Bacon Deviled Eggs on the playing field, the Easter Bunny’s definitely getting a run for his money—sorry, man, we prefer our eggs to be filled with creamy avocado and bacon-infused yolks, not expired Tootsie rolls.

Avocado Frito Pie Bombs

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These insane Avocado Frito Pie Bombs from Amy Erickson (Oh Bite It) are lethal, but in the best possible way—exploding with flavors of baked avocado, chili cheese, and Frito chips, they’re dangerously delicious.

Created in partnership with the Hass Avocado Board

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Baked Avocado Bombs Coated In Fritos And Chili Cheese Are The Key To Success

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Introducing: AVOCADO CHILI BOMBS.

Posted by Foodbeast on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You heard it here first—pie bombs are the new pies.

It’s a dark day for pies everywhere because we now have our hands on a formula for insanely delicious AVOCADO FRITO PIE BOMBS. Even more, they make for the perfect Game Day appetizer.

We’ve got Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It to thank for the recipe; she generously coats and bakes fresh avocados with Frito chips and chili cheese to make Bombs that burst with flavor, then adds a sprinkling of cilantro, jalapeno, Mexican crema, and cotija cheese to bring the heat!

You’d think that Bombs so delectable as these would set you back a couple of days at the gym, but guess what? Avocados are full of naturally good fats that are actually good for your body, AND they are cholesterol-free…so take that, Mom!

Learn how to turn this avocado dream into your reality with the instructions below, because Avocado Bombs are the new potato skins.

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Photo by Pete Pham

Avocado Frito Pie Bombs

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

9×13 sheet pan

2 med/lg. Hass Avocados

2 – 9 oz. bags of Original Fritos

4 – 1″ cubes of sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

approx. 1 cup of prepared chili, equally divided x4 between the avocados  *You may use a bit more or less chili just depending on the particular size of your avocados.

GARNISH:

cilantro

jalapeno

Mexican Crema or sour cream

cotija cheese

Directions:

1.  Crush half a bag of the Fritos into crumbs (I used a food processor, but a zipper bag and muscles will work too) place them into a shallow bowl ..SET ASIDE..

2.  Lay out the remaining Fritos, plus some from the unopened bag if needed, evenly onto the sheet pan, creating a generous, bed of Fritos! ..set aside..

3.  Now, evenly cut each avocado in half lengthwise, and remove the pit

4.  Gently coat each avocado half in the crushed fritos and place them onto the sheet pan, nestling them slightly into the bed of Fritos.

5.  Place a 1″ cube of cheddar into each center of the avocados.

6.  And now top the cheese cubes with a generous scoop of the chili.

7.  Top the filled avocados and the bet of fritos evenly with the shredded cheddar.

8.  Bake them at 350 degrees for approx. 15-20 minutes..OR just until the chili and cheese are bubbly and the fritos are slightly golden.

9.  Let them cool for a few minutes, and then top them with some of the Mexican crema, and all the other preferred garnishes.

10.  Serve with a cold Mexican beer!

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Gratuitous Food Porn: National Burger Month Edition

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There are few things in this world as evidently beautiful as a hamburger. Simultaneously fluffy and smooth, juicy and cheesy, over-the-top and coolly lowkey, a good burger is nothing short of a masterpiece. With 15 days left of National Burger Month and 11 days until Memorial Day, it’s high time we slowed down and appreciated the good things in life. Here, have some noms on us.

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The Ultimate Steak House Burger

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Recipe: Pass the Sushi

 

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The Frito Pie Burger

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Recipe: Jason and Shawnda

 

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Eggs Benedict Burger

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Recipe: Jason and Shawnda

 

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Spaghetti Burger

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Recipe: She Knows

 

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Broccoli Spiked Rarebit Burger

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Recipe: Girl Carnivore

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Steakhouse Mushroom Burger with Creamed Spinach Sauce

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Recipe: Pink Parsley

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Long Boy “Burgers”

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Recipe: Sunshine and Bones

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Salmon Burgers

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Recipe: Ezra Pound Cake

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Grilled Portobello and Peach Burger

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Recipe: Design Sponge

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Caprese Burger

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Recipe: The Parsley Thief

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Fajita Burger

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Recipe: Good Life Eats

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Jamaican Jerk Burger

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Recipe: Season with Spice

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Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Basil Turkey Burgers

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Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook

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Fried Chicken Burger

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Recipe: Mongolian Kitchen

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White Bean Burger with Rosemary and Sundried Tomatoes

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Recipe: Not Without Salt

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Goat Cheese Burger

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Recipe: Blog Resipi

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Deep Fried Gravy Burger

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Picthx Endless Simmer

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Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders

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Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook

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H/T Tasteologie

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Deep Fried Frito Pie

I can honestly say I’ve never had one of these, but that’s why I’m now craving the very idea of them! We’re looking at balls of cheese and chili that have been rolled up in corn chips, battered and then deep fried. Dubbed the deep fried frito pies. Pure genius. I almost would want these with an equally humonguous side of ranch dressing. Maybe blue cheese if I was trying to get fancy. Thoughts for dipping sauce? (PicThx TIWYH)