Chipotle Guacamole with Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon

Abuelitas Avocados and The Recipe I Inherited

I miss my “Juelita.” She was a small little woman, with a small voice and heart as big as Texas. She watched most of us grandkids throughout our early childhood and I always enjoyed spending time with her.

Chipotle Guacamole

Abuelitas Avocados

Watching her mock my “Pop” behind his back or simply chew her gum with a toothless grin… those are the memories that make me smile.

Meal times with Juelita were always a big deal. Her homemade tortillas and papas were my favorite. It was a delight to watch her knead the dough and roll out perfectly formed round tortillas every time.

How did she do that?

As she worked around in her kitchen, she taught us life lessons and more. She passed away several years ago after battling both diabetes and Alzheimer’s for years. In her early 90’s, she had lived a full life and left a legacy of honor and tradition for our Mexican culture.

As well as recipes for our family to continue to enjoy for years to come… including her guacamole using Avocados from Mexico.

Both of my grandmothers were superb in the kitchen. From my “MawMaw” I learned and perfected her amazing Chocolate Gravy recipe. With my Abuelita, my mom was given this great guacamole recipe, and I then inherited from her.

Guacamole Recipe

Therefore, let me share with you the recipe I inherited:

Guacamole Recipe


  • 4 Avocados
  • 1 cup Picante Sauce {I prefer Hot Pace Chunky Salsa for the tomatoes and “kick”}
  • 1 diced Onion
  • 1 Lemon, sliced in half
  • Salt, varies according to taste
  • Optional: tomatoes which I only use if not using the hot sauce


  1. Cut each avocado in half and peel off outside skin {set aside 1 seed}. Put in bowl.
  2. Dice onion and add desired amount to bowl.
  3. Pour 1 cup of hot sauce into bowl {this, again, is really to your taste and desired consistency}
  4. Mix all the ingredients until you reach the consistency you prefer. {I was taught to use my hands for mixing for best consistency}
  5. Squeeze juice from lemon and sprinkle a pinch of salt into mixture to taste. Adding a little of each of these ingredients in small amounts really helps to fine tune the recipe.
  6. Completely combine all the ingredients and serve {chilling prior to serving is optional}. All done!

*Tip: Remember the avocado seed you set aside? If you add it to the guacamole it will help prevent the browning typically caused by the lemon juice.

Do you have an inherited recipe?

Was it from your parents or grandparents? Are you going to pass it down to your children as well?