There’s nothing quite like fresh sliced avocado. It adds a light, creamy taste to whatever delicious food you decide add it to. And today we’re going to add it to a burger. The Avocado Burger is delicious and really easy to make. Just cutting up some avocado is a simple way to fancy up a burger anytime.
Variations of the Avocado Burger
If you live or visit the west coast and order a “California Burger” it may come topped with avocado. In the rest of the country it may just be topped with tomato and lettuce (see our California burger recipe for that version). Also if you want to spend a little more time and effort you could make turn that avocado burger into a guacamole burger.
Building the Avocado Burger
With this burger our goal is freshness. We’re going to get some avocados, remove the seed, peel them, and then cut slices. Depending on how much avocado flavor you want you can cut them thick or thin. In my photos I’ve gone to about the max size you’d want.
To increase that freshness we’re also going to add some tomato slices and lettuce. This burger screams juicy. Finally, I’ve topped this guy off with some Swiss cheese for a nice light compliment to the other light fresh flavors. If you want to kick this guy up a notch, I’d recommend going with pepper jack cheese. That’ll spice it up and add a new dimension to it.
Enjoy your easy gourmet avocado burger!
- 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
- 4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Tomato
- 4 Slices Swiss or Pepper Jack Cheese
- 4 Hamburger Buns
- Cut avocados in half and remove seed. Peel and cut into slices.
- Cut tomatoes into slices.
- Get your grill/pan/etc hot.
- Salt & pepper the ground beef and then divide into 8oz (1/2 lb) portions (or you can use smaller 6oz portions). Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns.
- Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.
- Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.
- Flip burgers and add cheese after a couple minutes. Put the buns face down on the grill. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.
- Stack up the ingredients and enjoy!