Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Makes 4 servings

If you like your burgers on the rare side, buy the ground beef from a high-quality source. You may also use ground beef with a higher fat content.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, gently mix ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 2

Divide meat mixture into eight equal portions and shape each into a 4-inch round. Top each of four rounds with 2 slices of cheese. Lay another patty on top of each and press edges together to seal.

Step 3

Lay burgers and onion slices on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and done to your liking (cut to test), about 7 minutes total for medium-rare. Cook onions, also turning once, until browned on both sides, 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.

Step 4

Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 5

Spread Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and Guacamole. Set bun tops in place. Serve with remaining Guacamole, sauce, and salt and pepper to add to taste.

Ratings & Reviews

ktleyed's Review

September 15, 2014
Not bad, but a lot of trouble and steps for a burger, made the sauce, which makes a ton.

hannahsgirl's Review

August 08, 2013
I don't see the recipe for the sauce???

Patsy35's Review

July 03, 2013
Where is the recipe for the sweet and spicy sauce

briannah's Review

June 30, 2011
One of the best burgers. Puts many decent restaurant burgers to shame. The homemade sweet/spicy sauce is excellent. A bit messy, so bring lots of napkins. I will definitely make this recipe again.

littlemo's Review

January 01, 2011