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Chipotle Guacamole Burgers {Favorites}
with mixed green salad with grapes and adobo dressing

Active: 25 min Total: 30 min

I think when you put guacamole on something, it's bound to become a favorite, right? These burgers were originally featured over the summer and even though my grill is closed for the season, this will be just as delicious on a grill pan. Last time around, we enjoyed this burger with a fig salad on the side. Alas, fig season is pretty much over but grapes will be a good fall substitute. Make sure to round this meal out with a spicy wine - you deserve it!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Guacamole:
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, minced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, pressed
  • Avocado - 2, seeded & cubed
  • Limes - 1, juice of
  • Hot sauce - to taste
Chipotle Burgers:
  • Jalapenos - 1, seeded & diced
  • Chipotle peppers (canned, found usually in adobo sauce) - 1 to 2, chopped
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Ground beef (20% fat) - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Adobo sauce (usually found with canned chipotle peppers) - 2 Tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 to 2 Tbsp
  • Burger buns - 4
  • Guacamole - ingredients listed separately
Grape Salad with Adobo Dressing:
  • Grapes - 2 cups, washed and removed from stem
  • Adobo sauce (usually found with canned chipotle peppers) - 2 tsp
  • Sherry / red wine vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Mixed greens - 1/4 lb
  • Pecans (opt) - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. For burgers: Jalapenos / Chipotles / Cilantro (for burgers & guacamole) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Burger - Using hands, mix together ground meat, jalapenos, chipotles, cilantro, Adobo sauce, worcestshire sauce, honey, salt, and pepper. Form into four 3/4" (2 cm) to 1" (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. For guacamole & salad: Shallots / Garlic / Avocado / Grapes – Prep as directed.
  4. Guacamole: Using a knife, mash shallots, garlic, avocado, and cilantro together with lime juice and plenty of salt. Season to taste with hot sauce. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate if not eating right away. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead of time)

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees to toast burger buns.
  2. Make dressing by whisking together adobo, vinegar, honey, and oil. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  3. Brush patties with cooking oil and salt and pepper. Heat up a grill pan over high heat. Grill burgers for about 7 minutes for medium-rare, turning once.
  4. Toast buns in oven for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Toss vinaigrette with greens and grapes.
  6. Enjoy burgers topped with guacamole (and more chipotle peppers if you want) and your grape salad!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (52)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (3)

25 reviews

Yum yum super yum. Didn’t make the grape salad but had sides of asparagus and just plain grapes. Burgers were fantastic and drool worthy.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Nov 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So tasty! Had to make my own adobo sauce by finding a recipe elsewhere. I wish that cooksmart included recipes for sauces like Adobo, Teriyaki, BBQ etc.. with all recipes to give options for homemade or store bought.

By: Glendalis
Posted: May 10, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Love this! The only thing I would do differently is chop the chipotle peppers smaller. I saw that you can freeze the rest in a plastic bag and then use a grater to cut them smaller and more evenly. They were a little spicy but the guac cooled it down (and we like spice in my family). I will definitely be making these again!

By: Jessica
Posted: May 11, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Flavorful, and not too spicy. Added a slice of American cheese, and I feel that was a must. Grapes should be sliced in half, they're very hard to stab and eat otherwise.

By: Laurel
Posted: Oct 18, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Husband loved this meal but it was a bit to spicy for me.

By: Amanda
Posted: Jun 15, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I LOVED THESE!!!! Was nervous about the adobo despite being spicy lovers and they werent bad at all! Definitely added hot sauce to the guac. Would love to make these again! I wasn't the biggest fan of the salad dressing for once though.

By: Krissi
Posted: Dec 28, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful