Caribbean Voodoo Burgers

Toni Dishman


Was challenged to create a burger packed with flavor and heat- this burger has just this in every bite the heat from the peppers balanced with the deep fried avocado cooling it down is just a fabulous experience.

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20 Min
30 Min


habanero pepper, fresh
1/3 c
oilve oil
2 clove
1/2 c
half and half
1/2 c
1 tsp
lime zest
2 Tbsp
lime juice
salt & pepper
3 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
1 1/2 lb
93% lean beef
8 slice
apple wood bacon cooked and drained
1/4 c
juice from grated onion
3 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
fresh chopped tyme
6 slice
muenster cheese
lime only the juice
1/2 c
butter milk
1 c
medium hot breader
1 1/2 c
canola oil
1 1/2
loafs of focaccia bread
romaine lettuce leaves
heirloom tomatoes


1Preheat grill to medium heat, then rub peppers with olive oil

Place poblano on grill, grill 5 minutes before rotating, and placing habanero on to grill for two minutes then turn. Cook peppers till they have nice char evenly approx. another 2-4 minutes more
2Allow peppers to cool for about 10 minutes. In a food processor or blender rough chop poblano and place complete pepper in processor except stem. Very carefully cut bottom of habanero off make sure there are no seeds chop and place in processor, add to processor rough chopped shallot and garlic along with 2 tablespoons olive oil and chop then mix until nice puree has been formed. Now add cream and 2 tablespoon of mayonnaise, mix well and place in small sauce pan the can be heated on grill.
3Whisk together remainder of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoon lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and salt to taste
4In a bowl add ground beef and rough chop bacon then add to beef, add grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper, mix and form into patties.

Spray a medium hot grill and cook patties approx. 5-6 minutes on each side making nice grill marks 2 minutes before removing from grill add cheese and cover grill for 2 minutes then allow beef to rest.
5While beef is cooking prepare avocados by cutting in half and removing seed then create some nice ¼- ½ inch thick slices and drizzle with lime juice. Then place avocado slices in buttermilk then breader, set aside while filling a sauce pan ½ ways full with canola oil
6While beef is resting place sauce pan on griddle of grill or side burner can be done either way, medium heat, allow to reach 350 degrees then drop the avocado slices in and allow them to cook for about 60 seconds, remove and place on paper towel to drain.
7Put Voodoo sauce on grill medium heat, allowing it warm through but not hot or boiling just creamy
8Assemble burgers
First slice focaccia bread long ways and then into 4 individual buns
Slather bottom piece of each sandwich with cilantro mayonnaise and romaine lettuce leaf
Now place burger with cheese on lettuce and slice heirloom tomato and put a slice on each burger, add fired avocado, then drizzle with spicy voodoo sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American