May 8, 2012

Super Duper Guacamole Burgers {Naptime Everyday}

Guacamole Burgers

What’s Going on Today: Sunday at home; time to grill!

Tonight’s Menu: Super Duper Guacamole Burgers, sweet corn, grilled Parmesan asparagus, white wine

Naptime Goals: Prepare burgers, shuck corn.

Every year my husband and I like to come up with a new burger recipe or two. A juicy grilled burger is our personal version of summer comfort food. Last weekend we were enjoying a little downtime and decided to start thinking of a new variation for summer 2012. After all, it is just around the corner and we would hate to start Memorial Day without at least one new burger recipe in hand! This year we drew inspiration from a Cinco de Mayo celebrate we’d attended and decided to try deconstructing our favorite guacamole dip and presenting it as a burger topping instead.

We’d spent the morning at the local fair my daughter was especially exhausted. When she went down for her nap I set about getting things prepped for our grilling feast. Since I knew our toppings would be so flavorful I only added minimal season to the meat patty. Then I molded our burgers and left them in the fridge until the coals were lit. I firmly believe burgers always taste better when paired with sweet corn I’d picked some up and shucked it as well.

In keeping with our lazy Sunday mindset we fired up the grill around 5pm and cooked up our burgers in no time. While they cooked I sliced up a fresh avocado, tomatoes, and red onion. These were quickly placed on top of our piping hot burgers and closed them with toasted buns. Along with our sweet corn and asparagus this delicious meal was all we needed to complete our spring weekend at home.

Recipe

Super Duper Guacamole Burgers

serves 4

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef
6 dashes hot sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly cracked ground pepper
1 avocado, quartered
½ red onion, sliced thinly
1 medium tomato, sliced thick into 4 slices
4 teaspoons sour cream

Instructions

1. Add the ground beef, hot sauce, salt and pepper to large bowl and mix well with your clean hands. Mold the meat into four burgers of equal size. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap, chill until dinner.

2. Before serving, grill the burgers to desired doneness. Top each burger with one quarter the avocado, a couple slices of onion rings, and one slice of tomato. Swipe the top of each bun with one teaspoon of sour cream and serve.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These burgers can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd!

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes prep time, 15 minutes cook time (depending on grill)

Naptime Reviews

We loved the creamy avocado, ripe tomato, and sliced onion on top of our patties. My daughter wasn’t so keen, but she liked the burger on its own.

 

 

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