A Cheeseburger with a Southwestern citrus twist

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Guacamole
Burger

Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.

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  • To make the guacamole, mash the avocado in a medium bowl with the juice of half a lime, jalapeno, tomatoes, 1/4 cup onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic; season to taste with salt, and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix together beef, the juice of half a lime, 1 tablespoon garlic, chili powder, 1/2 cup diced onion, and cilantro. Form the meat into 6 patties.

  • Cook the burgers to desired doneness on the preheated grill. Add a slice of cheese to each burger during the last minute of cooking. Serve on toasted buns with a dollop of guacamole.

Nutrition Facts

656 calories; 41.5 g total fat; 117 mg cholesterol; 587 mg sodium. 32.5 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (104)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
That's a great guacamole recipe you've got going here gigemmandy! (just add the tomatoes to it!) I only added garlic and (red) onion to the ground beef( no lime juice no cilantro) but I think I would add those ingredients next time. And the combination of guacamole with melted Monterey Jack cheese is delicious on a burger... who knew? My Mom loved hers and I can't wait to try these on hubby when he gets back into town. By the way this recipe was chosen as one of the weekly dishes for our cooking club on 9/3 and it went over really well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2007
The guacamole was really tasty but the meat kind of fell apart while cooking & didn t have a lot of flavour. I think these burgers would be much better topped with some salsa & sour cream along with the guacamole. Read More
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154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
That's a great guacamole recipe you've got going here gigemmandy! (just add the tomatoes to it!) I only added garlic and (red) onion to the ground beef( no lime juice no cilantro) but I think I would add those ingredients next time. And the combination of guacamole with melted Monterey Jack cheese is delicious on a burger... who knew? My Mom loved hers and I can't wait to try these on hubby when he gets back into town. By the way this recipe was chosen as one of the weekly dishes for our cooking club on 9/3 and it went over really well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
That's a great guacamole recipe you've got going here gigemmandy! (just add the tomatoes to it!) I only added garlic and (red) onion to the ground beef( no lime juice no cilantro) but I think I would add those ingredients next time. And the combination of guacamole with melted Monterey Jack cheese is delicious on a burger... who knew? My Mom loved hers and I can't wait to try these on hubby when he gets back into town. By the way this recipe was chosen as one of the weekly dishes for our cooking club on 9/3 and it went over really well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
These were great! Burgers were very juicy. Didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
I halved this recipe as I was just cooking for two. The Guac was awesome. I used turkey ground instead of beef...for a healthier twist and it came out great! (I just used a little extra lime juice because turkey meat is drier) i just eye-balled the cilantro and onions based on what we like and it came out great. My boyfriend said if I was a chef at Dos Cominos (a popular NYC Mexican restaurant) I could charge 20 for a half portion of the guac. IT WAS GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2006
WOW!!!! We 1st tried just the burger & knew that was a 5 then we tried with the guacamole topping. These we fantastic. Didn't change a thing but will probably add a dash of salt next time. Plain burgers are out. These are very juicy & flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
I thought this was okay. I did make some changes. I made my own guacamole. To the meat I added the cilantro jalapeno garlic and an egg. The meat had good flavor however they fell apart on the grill. I also stuffed the burgers with m. jack cheese slices prior to grilling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2007
The guacamole was really tasty but the meat kind of fell apart while cooking & didn t have a lot of flavour. I think these burgers would be much better topped with some salsa & sour cream along with the guacamole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2007
I did this two ways. First I had patties so about 10 minutes before putting them on the grill I sqirted them with fresh lime juice and some chili powder. When I grilled them I threw on some minced onion and put cheese on top; the cheese sealed in the onion. All the meat eaters could say was...NADA! They were too busy chewing like crazy! I'm a vegetarian so I did the same with a veggie grillers and it was SO good! Thanks for a great recipe all around! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2006
This was a great burger!! I'm glad I read the reviews and saw the mix up in the recipe. With those fixes this was yummy!! My husband LOVES guac. He said this was the best he's ever had. Thanks for waking up a plain old burger. I'm sure will make these again! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Really good flavors in this. Next time I will add some no-salt seasoning to the burger mixture. The guacamole has a little salt in it which is perfect for that but the burgers were a little bland even with all the good stuff in them. Hubby was leery about having a burger without his usual ton of ketchup but he really liked this.:) Read More
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