Guacamole Burger
Guacamole Burger

Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole

March 18, 2011

My favorite ethnic food by far, is Mexican. The cheese, the jalapenos, the mariachis... its pretty amazing. So, of course, the idea of a burger inspired by some of my fav Mexican flavors sounded like a great match. The guacamole added to the burger gives it a clean, fresh taste and is a perfect balance to the spiciness and heat of the burger.

Ingredients

Burgers:

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 large tomato

4 onion rolls

1 lb 85/15 ground beef

1/2 sweet onion (chopped)

1 4 oz. can green chiles (hot or mild - whatever you can handle)

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder

1/2 cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)

Guacamole:

2 large avocados

3 tbsp red onion chopped fine

1 jalepeno deseeded

juice of 1/2 lime

4 tbsp cilantro (chopped)

salt & pepper to taste

Directions

1To prepare guacamole:

2Dice avocado and add to mixing bowl

3Add jalapeno, cilantro and red onion

4Mash together to desired texture

5Mix in lime juice

6Add salt & pepper to taste

Making the Burgers:

1Heat chopped sweet onion in a pan until tender and set aside to cool

2Shred monteray jack cheese & drain green chiles

3Add cheese, chiles, onion and spices to ground beef and mix gentlly

4Form ground beef mixture into 4 patties

5Lighlty brush burgers with olive oil

6Grill burgers over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes turning once

7Lightly toast buns if desired (roughly 1 minute)

8Assemble burgers with mayonnaise on bottom, followed by a slice of tomato, the burger and top with guacamole

These burgers go great with a side of grilled corn. Check out our recipe on grilling corn to get the low down. If you want to spice things up use some chili powder and lime instead of salt.

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