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Get ready for the summer with these delicious and fresh avocado burgers. Homemade beef burger patties are topped with a creamy and zingy avocado crema for one delicious bite. Plus there’s avocado in the patty too!
Ingredients & substitutions
- Ground beef: Use 90% lean ground beef for these burger patties, because we add avocado to them, they don’t need fatty beef to taste great. You can also swap beef for ground turkey or chicken if you prefer.
- Avocados: Fresh avocado is mixed into the burger mix creating a creamy and rich flavor thanks to all those healthy fats. You can make the burger patties without, but they really work great as an added ingredient.
- Avocado crema: The avocado crema is made from avocado, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), lime juice, salt and pepper.
How to make avocado burgers
make the avocado crema
- Add the ingredients to a small blender or food processor.
- Process the ingredients for the crema until smooth.
make the patty
- Mash the avocado in a bowl.
- Add in the beef, salt and pepper.
- Mix to combine, being careful not to overmix.
grill the avocado burgers
- Form into patties and place on a hot oiled grill pan.
- Cook the avocado burgers on both sides until browned.
Tips for making juicy burgers
- Don’t over mix the beef mixture. The ingredients should be combined, but don’t keep mixing it, as this can result in tough and chewy burgers.
- Preheat your pan. To get those perfect grill lines, the pan should be hot when you add the burgers. Set it on the heat before you mix together your ingredients so it’s hot when you are ready to cook the patties.
- Only flip them once. Don’t keep moving the avocado burgers in the pan. When you add them in, let them sit, untouched for about 4 minutes. When you see some juices forming on the top of the burger, that’s when you flip them.
- Don’t press the burger down when cooking. It’s tempting to flatten the burger with a spatula when you are cooking them, but don’t! Pressing the burgers down as they cook will result in the fat escaping, and that’s what makes the burgers tasty and juicy.
Frequently asked questions
You can make the burger mix ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge. Don’t make them more than a day ahead of time though as the avocado will start to brown.
Yes, you can freeze these burger patties before you cook them. Mix and form the burgers, stack them with parchment paper separating them and place in a freezer bag or container. You can cook them from frozen for a few minutes longer, but for best results, thaw in the fridge overnight before cooking as per the recipe.
These avocado burgers are great served on buns and Dave’s Killer Bread is my favorite! Serve with some fresh lettuce and tomatoes and a dollop of the avocado crema. They are also great in lettuce wraps for a low carb option. You can of course add any other topping you like, cheese, sautéed mushrooms and pickled onions are all great choices.
These avocado burgers are so quick and easy to make with a few simple ingredients, they are sure to be a hit! The avocado works so well to make these burgers super tasty.
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For the Crema:
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 lime zested and juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- Make the crema. In a food processor, combine all ingredients until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Make the burgers. In a large bowl, mash the avocado. Add beef, salt and pepper and mix until combined. Form into 4-5 patties, about ½ inch thick.
- Preheat a grill or cast iron pan to medium high heat. Add oil and cook the burgers until seared and golden brown, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and serve with a bun, reserved avocado crema, and desired toppings.