Shamefully Easy Guacamole and Chips

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

People think I don't eat. I'm here to tell you that they just don't know the half of it! I eat constantly around the clock. The other night at midnight while watching Jay Leno (he's so funny) I got a craving for food. I hit the kitchen running and there they sat: two avocados I picked up at Walmart on sale. Now, I'm from the country and we only eat guacamole at the Mexican restaurant if at all. Most think it looks gross because it's green. I love it. So, they called to me....I heard their cries and I got out my knife and whacked those little suckers right down the middle, scooped that deeelishush stuff out in a bowl and realized, I didn't have any tomatoes. OH NO!'s what I came up with...Not too bad, even if I do say so myself. Also discovered I didn't have any chips...This was my solution. Yield on guacamole is approximate, due to size of avocados.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Guacamole

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 -3 tablespoons old el paso mild taco sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • 18 teaspoon lemon juice, from a bottle (it's all I in a pinch!)
  • Chips

  • 4 small flour tortillas (or corn, but I like flour)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut avocados and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Mash the devil out if it (if you like it chunky, leave it chunky).
  3. Stir in the taco sauce (more if you like it).
  4. Salt it to taste and add the lemon juice.
  5. Place plastic wrap over the surface and refrigerate until the chips are done.
  6. For the chips: cut into fourths; brush with a dab of oil (or not for low-fat people).
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake until just lightly browned. Place on a serving tray with the bowl of guacamole and serve.


Most Helpful

There's nothing shameful about this recipe! I'm not a fan of avocados, but do love them with hot salsa. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and perfect when having friends over for a rented movie.

Mirj September 02, 2007

I just adore avocados, and this was certainly a quick and easy way to enjoy them. I was craving guacamole, but realized my bag of tortilla chips was practically down to the crumbs. Fortunately, I did have tortillas on hand, so this worked out very well. I subbed lime juice for the lemon and (in the spirit of using what we have on hand) subbed hot salsa for the mild taco sauce. I sprayed the chips with olive oil and sprinkled a little jalapeno salt over them before baking. Yummy! Thank you, Amy, for sharing your version of guac and chips. You will be greatly missed.

GaylaJ May 18, 2007

Hi Amy, this may be Shamefully Easy Guacamole but it is shamefully delicious! I usually make my guacamole with El Paso Mild Taco Sauce and some red onions for the crunch and smidgen of crushed red pepper. I didn't have any tortillas so I made Seasoned Party Pitas and just added a little Mrs Dash to them. Thank you for posting this recipe so others may enjoy as well. Glad that you are feeling a lot better ~ Diane

Manami September 27, 2006

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