These avocado burgers are a family favorite. My mother made them often during the summer when I was growing up. It is still one of the menu items most requested by my sisters and I when she cooks to celebrate our birthdays. They are easy to make and packed with flavor. The avocado makes them extra tender and moist. I like to use organic grass-fed beef. It is worth paying a little extra for. If you want to know more about why that is, check out the movie Food Inc. It is very eye-opening. With all the added ingredients the patties are fragile and need a little extra care when grilling, but it is well worth it!
|In a mixing bowl combine 2 lbs ground beef, 1 mashed avocado, a 4oz can of diced green chilis, 1/4 cup chopped green onion, 2 cloves of garlic minced, 1 Tbsp lemon pepper, and 1 tsp salt.|
|Use your hands or a potato masher to mix well.|
|Form into 8 patties and grill over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Top with shredded monterey jack cheese for the last minute of cooking.|
|Serve on a toasted whole-grain bun with fresh sliced tomatoes.
These are also great without the bun served over mixed greens.