I've been on a real avocado kick lately. They have been really ripe and amazing tasting. I wanted to blend the soft creamy texture of the avocado with crispy thick bacon and I ended up coming up with this super simple bacon avocado burger recipe. The burger has a really nice peppercorn dry rub which provides some nice spicy crunch to the burger. I also went with grilled sweet onions to add extra flavor. I just love grilling sweet onions. Don't add any condiments to this burger. Trust me; if avocados are ripe they provide all the flavor you need. Check this one out!
Ingredients for 4 burgers:
1-1.5 lbs of 80% lean ground beef
Extra Thick Cut Bacon
Soft Kaiser Rolls
Sweet Onions (like Vidalia)
Ingredients for the black peppercorn burger rub:
1 heaping T fresh cracked black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
First, make up the black peppercorn rub. This is pretty easy. One thing that is really important is to freshly grind the pepper as thick as you can. This will yield fantastic results! Mix together 1 T freshly ground black pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
After you have prepared your peppercorn burger rub, form some nice sized burger patties. The only thing I suggest is to loosely pack the burgers. Treat them like meatballs where you don't want to pack them too tight. A loose packed burger will be so much juicier than one that has been too manhandled and smacked around in your hands. After the burger is formed sprinkle the peppercorn run very generously over both sides of the burger. Don't be shy. The title "rub" is a bit misleading. Just heavily sprinkle it on your burger.
Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make this burger recipe.