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Chipotle Guacamole Burger
with smoky paprika sweet potato fries

Active: 45 minTotal: 45 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 warm weather meal that was last featured in 2019.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chipotle Guacamole Burger:
  • Chipotle peppers - 1, chopped (usually found in adobo sauce)
  • Cilantro leaves - 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, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Avocados - 1
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
Smoky Paprika Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potato fries, frozen - 1 lb (sub sweet potatoes, sliced into fries)
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
  • Ketchup (opt) - for serving

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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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.

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

Ratings

Original (24)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (7)

21 reviews

This was solid but nothing special. I’ll probably look for something juicier or with more flavor next time.

By: Marin
Posted: May 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We added a little jalapeno to the guacamole, made the burgers with ground Turkey, and ate the burgers with sriracha. It was amazing!

By: Chandra
Posted: May 22, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We found this to be a little bland. We added bacon to our leftovers, and it was on point!

By: Jeanine
Posted: Apr 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy and delicious. A little heavy on the shallots for the guacamole, I might split the amount between the guacamole and the burgers next time to tone it down. Used packaged fries to speed up the meal, was enjoyed by the whole family.

By: Kristen
Posted: Apr 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Replaced Chipotle with ancho chili to pull back on the spice a bit. It worked out great for a family that can't handle as much spice.

By: Kenneth
Posted: Apr 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These were excellent, everyone loved them! I made a couple of small tweaks: added an egg, a diced shallot and a little extra chipotle to the burger mix, made the quac a little differently (avocado, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, chili powder, s&p), served with sliced red onion and asiago.

By: Carli
Posted: Apr 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful