Green Chili Burgers with Guacamole Sauce
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- ******guacamole sauce******
- ripe avacados, chopped
- roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 Tbsp
- fresh lemon or lime juice
- 3 Tbsp
- clove garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp
- yellow onion, diced small
- 1/4 tsp
- 1 Tbsp
- fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional) add more if you really like cilantro
- 1 lb
- (85% lean) ground beef (this is important for a juicy burger)
- (4 oz can) diced green chilies
- 1 1/2 tsp
- kosher salt
- 1 tsp
- black pepper, fresh ground if possible
- hamburger buns (i used butter buns)
- cast iron grill pan or cook on the grill
GREEN CHILI BURGERS
*** I also cooked some bacon, sliced onions and made some of them with cheese as all my children like different toppings on theirs. My son and I liked it with just the guacamole sauce. The picture is with the bacon added. You can add an extra slice of tomato if you like tomatoes a lot. I doubled this recipe as we like lots of guac sauce on ours!
Anyway.... make the guacamole sauce first. ........
In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork and add the fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice. (I used lemon). Add in the mayonnaise and stir well. Stir in the diced onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and garlic and mix all together well. Season with the salt, mix and cover and put in the fridge until ready to use.
In a bowl, mix the hamburger and the can of green chilies. (I use my hands) ( I had to double this recipe also)
Make the patties. Make them as thin or as thick as you want. Some of my kids like them thin and some like them thick. Of course, I aim to please. :)
I made four patties from 1 pound of meat and three thick ones from another pound as I like them a little thicker. Make a shallow indentation about an inch thick in the center of the patties. Use a spoon or your fingers. This will help the patties from curling up and cook evenly.
Put your grill pan on the stove and preheat on med-high. You want it hot when you add the patties. I like to get the grill marks on them.
Grill them 10-16 minutes, depending on how thick your patties are and how well you like them. My patties were pretty thick and I like them done well. I cooked mine 8 minutes on each side. Turn once so as to get those great grill marks. Add the cheese at the last 2 mins if using cheese. When done grilling, put the buns in the pan and grill the flat sides so you see the grill marks as well.
*** If cooking them on the grill, you want to grill the patties with the lid down.
When done cooking, slather the guacamole sauce on the burgers and toppings as you like.