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Chipotle Guacamole Burger
with smoky paprika sweet potato fries

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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

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Servings:
4
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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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

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (11)

Most Helpful

I was a little surprised to see no binding in the burger recipe and thought about adding an egg, but I checked the comments and it didn't seem like people had issues with it so I made it as is, and sure enough 3 of my 4 burgers were crumbly. Very delicious, but we had to glue them together with the guac.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Apr 25, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

26 reviews

I used about half the chipotle for my toddler's sake. The burgers were flavorful but crumbly (a problem I have had with pretty much all of the CS veggie burger recipes). The recipe for four made 6 patties. I'm a corner cutter so I just did avocado slices and topped with cilantro rather than making a guac.

By: Sarah
Posted: Aug 05, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Enjoyed this a lot. Happened to get a really good avocado, which helped, but the chipotle flavor was the memorable part. Also enjoyed the sweet potato fries more than I expected.

By: Cynthia
Posted: Aug 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Veggie burger was alright, but too big by far. I could have made 8 patties rather than 4! Next time I'll leave out the chipotle for my kids.

By: Jill
Posted: Jul 06, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

First time making black bean patties and they did not disappoint. We'll definitely do this one again.

By: Nicole
Posted: Jun 13, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Delicious and easy. Great meal for the whole family.

By: Christy
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

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
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