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August 16, 2023

Avocado Burger with Bacon

When the craving strikes for a juicy burger, you’ll want to make this avocado burger with bacon and jalapeño aioli. Get out the napkins, cuz you’re gonna need them!

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a homemade avocado burger with bacon, lettuce, red onion and jalapeño aioli
Photography by Gayle McLeod

The Ultimate Avocado Burger With Bacon

How many good things can we fit between a bun? The answer is as many as possible with this bacon avocado burger with jalapeño aioli. Make it tonight, or bookmark this recipe for the next time you have friends over and serve it with Agua Fresca, one of our 20 Best Summer Salads, and some Baked Chicken Wings.

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Ingredients You’ll Need To Make The Best Bacon Avocado Burger

  • Ground beef – Look for an 80/20 blend (80% lean beef, to 20% beef fat), to make a juicy and moist patty that holds together when you throw it on the grill.

  • Seasoning – Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

  • Toppings – Iceberg lettuce, thick-cut bacon, red onion, avocado

  • Jalapeño aioli – This is the real reason we eat this burger.

  • Burger buns – We like brioche, but if you have a preferred burger bun, go for it!

ground beed, slat, pepper and garlic powder in a glass bowl on a yellow tile surface
6 ground beef burger patties on a rimmed sheet pan
mayonnaise, jalapeño, lime juice, minced garlic and minced fresh cilantro in a food processor
6 grilled beef patties on a grill

How to Make This Juicy Bacon Avocado Burger

  • Make the burgers. How to make the best avocado burger with bacon starts by combining the beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl.

  • Form the patties into 6 ¾-inch-thick patties, about 5 inches in diameter.

  • Heat the grill on high and brush the grates with the oil.

  • Cook the patties. Place the patties on the grill and cook until slightly charred and the internal temperature reaches 150°F on an instant read thermometer, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Grill the buns until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

  • Make the jalapeño aioli. In a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro until smooth.

  • Assemble the burgs. Spread the jalapeño aioli on the cut sides of each toasted bun. Divide the lettuce between the bottom buns, then top with the patties, bacon, onion, avocado, and top buns.

buns, burgers, bacon, lettuce, avocado, red onion and jalapeño aioli in bowls to assemble avocado burgers with bacon
brioche buns, burgers, bacon, lettuce, avocado, red onion and jalapeño aioli in bowls to assemble avocado burgers with bacon

How to Store Leftovers + Tips

  • This can be made on the stovetop. We recommend a ripping hot cast-iron skillet to get a nice sear on your burgers.

  • Cooked burger patties will last a couple of days in the fridge, and up to three months in the freezer. Skip the microwave for reheating, that’s best done in a 400°F oven or toaster oven!

  • The jalapeño aioli will last up to a week in the fridge, and we like to drizzle it on grilled fish (it’s great on our Grilled Tilapia Tacos) or as a dressing for Taco Salad.

  • Want to make a vegetarian version? Skip the bacon and sub our Black Bean Burger patties!

a homemade avocado burger with bacon, lettuce, red onion and jalapeño aioli

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Avocado Burger with Bacon

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  20 min
  • Cook Time:  12 min
  • Calories: 931

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted
  • ½ small head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 9 slices of thick-cut bacon, cooked
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 large avocado, pitted and sliced

Jalapeño Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro

Method

Grill Method

  1. Make the burgers. In a large bowl, combine the beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Form into 6 ¾-inch-thick patties, about 5 inches in diameter.

  2. Heat the grill on high and brush the grates with the oil. Place the patties on the grill and cook until slightly charred and the internal temperature reaches 150°F on an instant read thermometer, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the buns until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, make the jalapeño aioli. To the base of a food processor, add the mayonnaise, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro. Pulse until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  4. Spread the jalapeño aioli on the cut sides of each toasted bun. Divide the lettuce between the bottom buns, then top with the patties, bacon, onion, avocado, and top buns.


Stovetop Method

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is glistening, add the patties and cook until browned and the internal temperature reaches 150°F on an instant read thermometer, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Toast the buns in a toaster or under a broiler until golden brown.

  2. Meanwhile, make the jalapeño aioli. To the base of a food processor, add the mayonnaise, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro. Pulse until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  3. Spread the jalapeño aioli on the cut sides of each toasted bun. Divide the lettuce between the bottom buns, then top with the patties, bacon, onion, avocado, and top buns.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories931
  • Protein37 g
  • Carbohydrates27 g
  • Total Fat59 g
  • Dietary Fiber4 g
  • Cholesterol138 mg
  • sodium995 mg
  • Total Sugars5 g

Avocado Burger with Bacon

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  • Jenn

    These burgers were awesome. I did the grill method. The jalapeño aioli was delish!

    Thank you Jenn! We are so glad you enjoyed these!