Our SoCal Guacamole Burger is creamy-rich on the top and sprout-crunchy on bottom. This Southern California burger blends the region's produce-forward approach with Latin flair on a lean sirloin patty.
1 ripe peeled avocado, divided
1 tablespoon light sour cream
1 tablespoon canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup chopped seeded tomato
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-grain hamburger buns
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
How to Make It
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Place half of avocado in a bowl; mash with a fork until almost smooth. Add sour cream and next 3 ingredients to bowl; stir to combine. Dice remaining half of avocado. Add diced avocado, tomato, jalapeño, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to bowl; stir gently to combine.
Divide beef into 4 equal portions. Gently shape each portion into a (1/2-inch-thick) patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in center of each patty. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place burgers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Lightly coat cut sides of buns with cooking spray. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted.
Place 1/4 cup sprouts on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1 patty, about 3 tablespoons guacamole, and top half of bun.
Was a little nervous about the jalapeno so I cut it in half. Decent burger. DD said the sprouts tasted like dirt and removed them. I think it needed a slice of red onion and some seasoning to the meat. Next time.
I normally hate hamburgers but I LOVED these. I changed the burgers a bit by putting in an egg and some bread crumb to help bind it and some garlic salt and worchesershire sauce for flavor. I didn't bother with the sprouts because I didn't have any but the guacamole was amazing. I had never had gauc with tomato's before and the cool gauc on top of the hot burgers was amazing. Def will keep this in my rotation.
Easy, quick, delicious! I appreciate that the burger part of this receipe is very simple, but the guac was a really good addition, and when put together it was very delicious! It's on the 'make again' list