Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews


June 15, 2016
In the description it says chorizo and chicken. What gives?

daneanp's Review

November 09, 2013
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.

carolfitz's Review

September 14, 2013
Super-simple, good choice when you've got young ones who want to help make dinner. Nice to have a restaurant-style creamy guacamole sauce for a burger and the sprouts are a nice change.

Emz101's Review

July 13, 2013
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.

Dorseyl's Review

June 26, 2013
This was just okay. The burger is pretty bland, as it's literally just beef. If it weren't for the guac, I'd probably have hated it.

wonderwab's Review

June 20, 2013
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

BeckiSue's Review

June 19, 2013
Not the most impressive recipe, since it basically just a regular burger with guacamole and alfalfa sprouts, but it was still tasty. Good guac recipe. This reminded me how much I like alfalfa sprouts.

sukeedog's Review

June 29, 2013