The slight kick of the horseradish-mayo gives these a great taste, and using the absolute freshest bread you can find will make it all come together beautifully. The recipe calls for telera rolls, but ciabatta or any fresh and soft roll will do if you can't find telera. You need a roll that holds its shape... You will also need more than one napkin.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
11 mins
20 mins
1 hr 6 mins
4 8-ounce burgers


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix kosher salt, black pepper, and seasoned salt together in a small bowl to make seasoning mixture.

  • Shape ground chuck into four 6-inch patties that are 3/4-inch thick. Press your thumb into the center of each patty to make an indentation. Brush 1/2 teaspoon oil over each side. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon seasoning mixture over each side.

  • Place seasoned patties on a plate lined with waxed paper and freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

  • Fill a barbeque starter chimney with lump charcoal and ignite in an outdoor briquette barbecue grill; heat until charcoal turns white. Spread charcoal evenly on lower grate. Add upper grate, cover grill, and let heat for 5 minutes. Lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill patties, covered, until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until second side is browned, about 4 minutes. Place 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese over each patty; cook until melted, about 1 minute. Transfer patties to a plate and tent with aluminum foil.

  • Brush 1 tablespoon melted butter over insides of each roll. Place roll halves buttered-side down on the grill; toast until golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a flat work surface.

  • Top the bottom half of each roll with 1/4 of the avocados, 2 lettuce leaves, 1 tomato slice, 1/4 of the red onion slices, and 3 slices of bacon.

  • Whisk mayonnaise and horseradish together in a bowl until smooth. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise mixture on each burger patty and place over bacon slices. Cover with top halves of rolls.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find Johnny's(R) seasoned salt, mix 1/8 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon table salt with the kosher salt and black pepper in step 1.

Nutrition Facts

1432 calories; protein 69g 138% DV; carbohydrates 81.3g 26% DV; fat 94g 145% DV; cholesterol 228.1mg 76% DV; sodium 2204.9mg 88% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Okay so I used regular jumbo hamburger buns instead of fresh bread but these were still delicious. Extra napkin indeed! I should have paid more attention to the directions when it came time to assemble the burger because I had a heck of a time getting everything to stay on which was my own fault. I've always felt bacon and avocado pair well together and the horseradish was an extra bonus. While eating my burger it dawned on me that a fried egg would pair well with the other ingredients and top the burger off nicely too. Regardless this is good as written. Thanks for sharing! Read More