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Southwestern Hamburgers

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns

Nutrition Information

  • calories 551
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 42 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • sodium 753 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high; place a rack about 8 inches from heat source. Combine avocado, shallot, lime juice, crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl. Lightly mash avocado with back of a fork to break up chunks. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly onto surface of guacamole, and chill until ready to serve.

  2. Sprinkle beef with chili powder and 1 tsp. salt. Mix gently with your hands to distribute seasonings. Shape into 4 patties. Broil hamburgers until they reach desired doneness, turning once, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Serve hamburgers on buns with guacamole on top.