• 2 avocados
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper or small green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the grill to medium-high.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the avocados with the lime juice, shallot and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the meat with the garlic, cilantro, jalapeno or bell pepper, chili powder, cumin and salt.
  4. Divide the ground meat into 6 even mounds. Split each mound in two and form two thin burger patties, one patty slightly bigger than the other.
  5. Dollop a spoonful of avocado in the middle of the smaller patty, spreading it out slightly but making sure to leave a little rim around the edge of the meat.
  6. Set the larger patty on top and fold/pinch the edges together and shape the burger in your hands to form a tight seal around the guacamole.
  7. Repeat with the remaining five burgers.
  8. Grill the burgers 5 to 7 minutes a side or until cooked to your liking.
  9. Serve with hot sauce or salsa on top.


Adapted from Mark’s Daily Apple

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