Southwestern Hamburgers

Southwestern Hamburgers Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 551
Fat 27 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 37 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 102 mg
Sodium 753 mg


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


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.