Avocado Burger

5 from 84 votes

Quick and easy to make, this grilled avocado burger is juicy and full of flavor. Top it with avocado crema and add it to your summer barbecue!

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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!

Two avocado burgers with avocado crema on the side
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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.
Ingredients to make the recipe along with the burger buns used

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.
2 image collage to show how to make the avocado crema

make the patty

  • Mash the avocado in a bowl.
  • Add in the beef, salt and pepper.
  • Mix to combine, being careful not to overmix.
3 image collage to show how to make the beef burger patty

grill the avocado burgers

  • Form into patties and place on a hot oiled grill pan.
  • Cook the avocado burgers on both sides until browned.
2 image collage to show the patties on the grill before and after grilling

Tips for making juicy burgers

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Can you make them ahead of time?

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.

Can you freeze them?

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.

What do you serve them with?

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.

Close up shot of an avocado burger

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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Avocado Burger

Quick and easy to make, this grilled avocado burger is juicy and full of flavor. Top it with avocado crema and add it to your summer barbecue!
5 from 84 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Sandwiches
Calories 453
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
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For the Crema:

For the Burger:

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 pound ground beef 90% lean
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns for serving
  • Lettuce and tomato slices for serving


  • 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.


Storage: Store the patties in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop until warmed through.
Freezing Instructions: You can freeze the burgers before cooking by placing them on a baking sheet in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and keep for 3 months.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include the bun.


Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 958mg, Potassium: 712mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 121IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Sandwiches

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  1. Brenda says:

    This was fantastic! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, the avocado crema is amazing and makes this burger even better! I have one question, how long will the crema last in the fridge? I had 2 avocados to use so I have leftovers – not upset about it either 😁

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. Ann Shaw says:

    Ohh, would be tasty in a ground chicken burger also!

  3. Elisabeth says:

    Seriously the tastiest burger I have ever had!!! So easy and simple to make and so juicy! Will definitely be making again!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      That’s amazing!! Hope you continue to enjoy!