Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole

Guacamole Burger
Guacamole Burger

Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole

March 18, 2011

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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.

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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

To prepare guacamole:

Dice avocado and add to mixing bowl

Add jalapeno, cilantro and red onion

Mash together to desired texture

Mix in lime juice

Add salt & pepper to taste

Making the Burgers:

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

Shred monteray jack cheese & drain green chiles

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

Form ground beef mixture into 4 patties

Lighlty brush burgers with olive oil

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

Lightly toast buns if desired (roughly 1 minute)

Assemble 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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