There's still time to fire up the grill this summer! With Labor Day weekend around the corner it's time to make some burgers...these Tex-Mex Burgers will win over your party guests. The tastiest way to wrap up an epic summer!
Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins
1 pound grass fed ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
grape seed oil
4 whole wheat burger buns, toasted
8 crispy bacon strips
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Pico de Gallo
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 cup red onion, minced
juice from 1 lime
handful chopped fresh cilantro
salt & pepper to taste
Lemon Chipotle Mayo
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle spice
squeeze of lemon juice
Bake the bacon. My favorite way to do this is baking it. Check out this post for instructions, Perfectly Baked Bacon: https://marlameridith.com/how-to-bake-bacon-recipe/
Combine beef with chili powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Make 4 patties, put a thumbprint in the center of each so they don't puff up when they cook.
Heat a splash of oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Place the burgers in the pan and cook about 4 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
In the same pan, toast the buns with a splash of olive oil over medium heat.
Guacamole: mash the avocado with a fork, add the lemon juice & mash again. Gently fold in the tomato and red onion. Season with salt, pepper & garlic powder.
Pico de gallo: combine the tomatoes with red onion, cilantro, lemon juice. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Chipotle Mayo: combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
Assemble: Slather some chipotle mayo on both sides of the bun. Top with burger, guacamole, Pico, lettuce & bacon.