Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chipotle and Guacamole Burger

I love burgers and I love guacamole so why not put the two together! Add some extra spice and smokiness with some chipotles and there you have it, a delicious burger. This recipe is for 4 burgers, but if you don't need that many precooked hamburger patties store and reheat well.

1 pound ground beef
2 chipotle peppers, chopped finely
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
3 avocados, pitted and cut two ways and scooped out into a bowl
1 jalapeno, diced, remove seeds if you like
2 tablespoons diced cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
couple pinches of salt
little sprinkle of pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons salsa
4 hamburger buns
4 slices cheddar cheese

Make It:
Put ground beef, chipotles, tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and granulated garlic. Using your hands mix all together well, then flatten out in bottom of bowl. Using the side of your hand divide mixture into four parts. Grab one part at  a time and roll into a ball in your hand and then flatten it out into a patty. If you are unsure of the size hold it over the bun, they do shrink up a little bit when you cook them. Repeat this step placing each patty on a plate once you have all four made, place plate into refrigerator for about five minutes. Mix avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, cumin, salsa, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mash up avocado with a fork, until mixture is fairly smooth. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Turn broiler on low. Place hamburger buns under broiler for a minute or so until just barely toasted. Place hamburger patties into hot skillet, I cook two at a time. Cook each patty 3 minutes a side. Then place each cooked patty on a cookie sheet and put one slice of cheese on each. Place under broiler for a minute or two to melt cheese. Serve each patty on a bun with about two tablespoons of guacamole. Enjoy!

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