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Chipotle Guacamole Burgers
with smoked paprika sweet potato fries

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This is no ordinary burger! Spices and fresh cilantro in the burger patty and a good smear of guacamole on the finished product make these a long-time favorite in Cook Smarts' kitchens.
Smarts: The first time we featured these burgers in 2013 some community members found them to be a bit spicy, so we've reduced the amount of chipotle peppers used. If you like spice, feel free to increase the chipotles in the burgers and / or add some hot sauce to your guacamole. 

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Ingredients

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4
Chipotle Guacamole Burgers:
  • Jalapenos - 1 , diced, seeds removed
  • Chipotle peppers, canned - 1 , chopped (usually found in adobo sauce)
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Beef, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Worcestershire sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • Guacamole, ingredients listed separately - for serving
Guacamole:
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Shallots - 1 bulb , chopped
  • Avocados - 2 , mashed
  • Lime juice - 3 tsp
Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potato fries, frozen - 16 oz (sub sweet potatoes, sliced into fries)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
  • Ketchup (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Jalapenos / Chipotles / Cilantro (for burgers and guacamole) / Shallots - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill / oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Combine jalapenos and chipotles. Store cilantro and shallots in their own containers. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  2. Form burger patties - Mix together beef, jalapenos, chipotles, cilantro (portion for burgers), Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Form into 3/4" to 1" / 1.9 cm to 2.5 cm thick patties and make a depression in the center with your thumb. Cover and refrigerate if not making right away. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

  3. Make guacamole - Mash together shallots, avocado, and cilantro (portion for guacamole) with lime juice and some salt. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate if not eating right away.

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Make

  1. Heat oven according to instructions for fries. (If you sliced your own sweet potatoes, heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees) Spread sweet potatoes / fries out on a sheet pan. Toss with oil and smoked paprika. (Add some salt if cooking raw sweet potatoes)

  2. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil.

  3. Transfer sweet potato fries to oven and bake according to package directions. (If cooking raw sweet potatoes, roast for 25 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking)

  4. {grill}: While sweet potato fries bake, place burger patties on grill and grill on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until cooked to your liking - 2 to 3 minutes more for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium, 5 to 6 minutes more for well-done. Toast hamburger buns.

  5. If cooking on the stovetop: While sweet potato fries bake, heat up a grill pan or skillet over high heat. Brush with some oil. Add burger patties to heated pan and cook on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until cooked to your liking - 2 to 3 minutes more for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium, 5 to 6 minutes more for well-done. Toast hamburger buns.

  6. Enjoy burgers topped with guacamole. Serve fries on the side with ketchup for dipping if you’d like.

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