Avocado BLT Burgers

minor changes to 2004 Sutter grand prize winner http://staging.buildabetterburger.com/finalists/2004/04_california

Yield: 4 servings
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  • Onions
  • 1 teaspoon(s) canola oil
  • 1 large onion, halved & thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chipotle Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
  • Burgers
  • 1/6 cup(s) minced onion
  • 1/8 cup(s) low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) any combo of fresh thyme, oregano or basil, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) chipotle Tabasco
  • 1/2 pound(s) ground sirloin
  • 1/2 pound(s) ground chuck
  • salt
  • pepper
  • spray canola oil
  • Fixins
  • 4 burger rolls, cut-sides grilled
  • 8 tablespoon(s) Boursin light spreadable cheese
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slice(s) tomato
  • 8 slice(s) avocado
  • 4 slice(s) center-cut bacon, cut in half & cooked til crisp


  1. Onions (can be prepped in advance & re-heated)
  2. 1. Bring oil to temp in a large skillet
  3. 2. Add onion through brown sugar to skillet, stir to combine
  4. 3. Cover and cook 15-20min, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent (add more broth or water if needed)
  5. 4. When onions are done and most of the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat and reserve (you may have a bit more onion than you need for 4 burgers)

  6. Burgers (best if prepped in advance and refrigerated before grilling)
  7. 1. Put minced onions in microwaveable dish with water to barely cover; microwave for 1min
  8. 2. Drain and put in mixing bowl
  9. 3. To onions add broth, herbs & Tabasco, stirring to combine
  10. 4. Add the ground meats to the bowl and combine, avoid overworking the mixture.
  11. 5. Divide and form 4 equal patties, using your thumb to indent the center of each
  12. 6. Sprinkle with salt & put in fridge, uncovered, for 20-30min
  13. 7. Remove, blot both sides dry
  14. 8. Grill to medium, sprinkle with pepper and let rest 5min

  15. Assembly
  16. 1. Spread 1tbs Boursin cheese on each top & bottom roll
  17. 2. On each roll layer lettuce, tomato, burger, onions, 2 avocado slices, 2 pieces bacon
  18. 3. Top and serve

  19. note: burger directions called for Zinfandel, not beef broth and fixins called for avocado slices to be brushed with balsamic vinegar & grilled rather than raw
March 2014

This recipe is a personal recipe added by carolfitz and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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