The name of this burger pretty much speaks for itself. A juicy, quarter pound grassfed beef burger patty topped with homemade guacamole and perfectly crisp bits of hickory smoked bacon, this Guacamole Bacon Burger is as good as it gets!
1⁄2 teaspoonNatural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
4hamburger buns or 4 large organic lettuce leaves
For the guacamole
2ripe organic avocados
1⁄4 cuporganic cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
1organic jalapeño, seeded and minced
Juice of 1 organic lime
Natural Grocers® Brand Bulk Real Salt, to taste
Natural Grocers Brand Organic Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
grilled peppers such as poblano, serrano, jalapeñov
Place a skillet over medium heat; once hot, add the bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is starting to brown, but not too crisp, 8-12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, scoop bacon bits out, transfer to a plate and set aside.
While the bacon cooks, make the guacamole. In a large bowl, mash the avocados. Add the tomatoes, jalapeño, and lime juice. Stir until well combined and season with salt to taste.
Add the ground beef and seasonings to a mixing bowl and use your hands to thoroughly combine. Divide into four equal portions and form into ¼-½-inch-thick patties.
Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until preferred doneness. If using cheese, add when burger is turned for the first time.
Toast the buns and place the burger patties on buns (or on the lettuce leaves if using). Top with guacamole and crumbled bacon along with any optional ingredients and serve immediately.
Want to Make it Vegetarian?
For the burger use 2 packages of Beyond Meat Burgers and for the bacon use your favorite vegan or vegetarian bacon alternative product!