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Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

SoCal Guacamole Burger

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.

Cooking Light JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 403
  • Fat: 21.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 27.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.5g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 499mg
  • Calcium: 74mg
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