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Chimichurri Burger Patties
with mashed avocado / green bean “fries”

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min
Mashed avocado with chimichurri adds a rich topping to these flavorful paleo-friendly "burgers". We've added grilling instructions, just in case the weather cooperates!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chimichurri Burger Patty:
  • Roasted bell peppers - 1/2 cup, chopped (from a jar of roasted red bell peppers)
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Beef, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Avocados - 2, mashed
  • Chimichurri sauce (ingredients listed separately) - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Green Bean “Fries”:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Parsley - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Shallots - 1 clove
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/3 cup

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Prep

  1. Green beans / Roasted bell peppers / Jalapenos - (If prepping right before cooking get oven heating and, if using grill, get grill heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make chimichurri sauce - (Double if making Thursday’s meal.) Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, capers, vinegar, lime juice, salt (portion for chimichurri), and oil (portion for chimichurri) in a blender or a food processor. Add more oil if it’s too thick. Season to taste with salt or more lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Form burger patties - Mix together beef, jalapenos, aminos, salt (portion for burger), and pepper. Form into 3/4" to 1" / 2 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 1 day ahead)
  4. Make chimichurri mashed avocado - Mash avocado with chimichurri sauce (reserve half if doubled). Season with some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss green beans with oil (portion for green beans) and some salt and pepper. Spread out onto a sheet pan and roast until tender and brown in spots, ~20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.
  3. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Clean grates and brush with oil (portion for burgers).
  4. {Grill}: While green beans roast, 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.
  5. If cooking on the stovetop: While green beans roast, heat up a grill pan or skillet with oil (portion for burgers) over high heat. 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.
  6. When green beans are finished, squeeze lemon juice over top.
  7. Top burger patties with chimichurri mashed avocado and roasted bell peppers.
  8. Serve burger patties with green bean “fries” on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

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63 reviews

Loved the chimichurri sauce, and found the full meal lovely. My partner was missing having a "regular" burger with tomatoes and ketchup, so not for the old school type person.

By: Seren
Posted: Jan 09, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chimichurri sauce was really tasty. Very good burger.

By: Debbie
Posted: Nov 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I've been looking for a good veggie burger recipe. This is it. Easy and tasty.

By: Shawn
Posted: Aug 04, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Everyone loved the burger! Even my husband who is not a fan hot or spicy food.

By: Veronica
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I’ve never made a black bean burger before and this was a hit. Next time I would double (or triple!) and freeze because of the up front effort.

By: Margaret
Posted: May 16, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great burger and loved the green beans! Chimichurri sauce was fantastic!

By: Barbie
Posted: Apr 12, 2019
Diet: Original
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