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Chipotle Guacamole Burger
with smoked paprika sweet potato fries

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
This burger features a favorite combination among our team and community - spicy chipotle and creamy guacamole. Sweet potato fries on the side make this a classic summer meal that was last featured in 2018.
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Ingredients

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

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Prep

  1. Chipotles / Shallots / Cilantro (for burgers and guacamole) - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill / oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Combine chipotles and cilantro for burgers in one container. Combine shallots and cilantro for guacamole in another container. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Make burger patties - Mix together beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, chipotles, and cilantro (portion for burgers). Form into 1” / 2.5 cm thick patties and make a depression in the center with your thumb (this will help the patties to retain an even thickness as they cook). (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Make guacamole - Mash together avocados, shallots, cilantro (portion for guacamole), and lime juice. Season with some salt. Add some hot sauce (not on ingredients list) if you’d like it to be spicy.

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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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Reviews

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Paleo (4)
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20 reviews

Used frozen burger patties, added garlic and cayenne and tomatoes to the guacamole, still loved it.

By: Teresa
Posted: Oct 25, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Guacamole and fries were great. I need to make my patties thinner so they cook more evenly.

By: Namrita
Posted: Oct 07, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I used the supplies I already had.. I didn't use the chipotle pepper, and used a commercial brand of guacamole. I think both had something to do with how it turned out. I'm not sure I will try again though.

By: Johanna
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! The chipotle peppers made the burger!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Sep 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick, easy, and delicious! I keep coming back to this one!

By: Felicia
Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is a great burger recipe. I really like the use of cilantro into the burger itself. I was surprised to see that there is no egg and bread crumbs combo to keep the patties together, so I went ahead and added these to the recipe.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jan 11, 2020
Diet: Original
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