I love Mexican food. I don’t get to eat it enough. Which is partly my fault since I am the menu planner in the house. Often times, it’s much easier just to go out for Mexican food, yet when we do go out to eat, we rarely choose a Mexican restaurant. We’re a strange family, I know.
These Mexican Guacamole Burgers are a simple recipe, though, so it is one Mexican dinner that I make a decent amount. It’s based on another of my favorite summer meals, Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa.
It’s easy to pull these burgers together. Just mix the seasonings together and add to 2 pounds of ground beef. Make 6 patties and throw them on a grill that has been preheated to at least 400 degrees. Cook them about 6 minutes on each side, or until they are to your desired doneness.
While the burgers are cooking, you can make the homemade guacamole. Guacamole is fairly easy to make, but does take a few minutes to chop up the veggies. This is best done the same day you want to eat it. If you need to make it in advance, try this trick for keeping your guacamole from turning brown found at the kitchn!
By the way…Do you know how to choose a ripe avocado? We just started eating them regularly last year, and I’ll admit that I had no idea how to know if an avocado was ripe. Here’s some hints for you from Hass Avocados: Choose an avocado that is darker, rather than lighter in color, since they darken when the ripen. But you don’t want it overripe. Look for any indentations in the fruit, which can be bruises and mean the fruit is overripe. Another thing you can do is gently squeeze the avocado. If it gives a little, it is a sign of ripeness. If it is very firm and doesn’t “give” at all, it is not quite ripe yet. It should defnitely not feel mushy.
After you have the guacamole made up, just add some Pepper Jack cheese slices to the burgers, slice up some tomatoes and throw some lettuce leaves on a burger.
And if you’ve never tried pretzel buns with burgers, you need to. I surprised the kids by buying these pretzel buns and I definitely got the “Mom of the Day” award. There’s just something about soft pretzels that makes my kids’ eyes go wide, and when you get a soft pretzel in a bun? Good times are ahead.
Enjoy these burgers!
If you love guacamole, you'll love these Mexican Guacamole Burgers. They've got Mexican seasoning baked inside and homemade guacamole on top!
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 small tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 slices pepper jack cheese
- 6 leaves of lettuce
- 6 slices of tomato
- 6 buns
- Preheat a grill until it reaches 400 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef and seasonings. Form into 6 patties.
- Grill the burgers for about 6 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked as desired.
- Mix together the guacamole ingredients in a small bowl.
- To put together your sandwiches, place down the bottom bun, then layer the lettuce, tomato, burger, cheese, guacamole, and the top of the bun.
- Serve immediately.