Avocado Stuffed Burger

So this recipe was born thanks to some awesome farmers I always have at my local farmers market.  Of course I only needed 5 avocados to whip up some amazing Avocado Chocolate Pudding and they always give me extra so I was stranded with extra green fat and didn’t know what to do with them.  I remembered that I had a couple pounds of delicious grass fed ground beef defrosted from TX Bar Organics and just started looking around for inspiration.  Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Lemons caught my eye and I decided that’s where I was going with this one.  And I am darn glad I did, because these came out amazing.  I found myself not putting as much filling in the burgers so I could just eat more.  I am such a fat kid, if you could only see my face when I am cooking in the kitchen, it is either covered with avocado from me licking spoons and bowls, or chocolate from all my brownie creations, etc.  Such a class act I am but I am saving water by licking the bowl, so that’s Paleo right?

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Avocado Stuffed Burger
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Serves: 3-4
  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef from the awesome TX Bar Organics
  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped NO OIL
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (makes it salty depending on your sun-dried tomatoes)
  • Bacon fat (Optional)
  1. Preheat your grill to medium-medium high heat
  2. Put your ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add black pepper, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and the zest of one lemon
  3. Mix well and then using your hands form into thin patties all the same size (you need them thin because you will be using two of them to make one patty)
  4. In another mixing bowl combine avocados, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, and the remaining teaspoon of sea salt.
  5. Mash the avocado and mix ingredients well to get as smooth as you like
  6. Place your avocado mixture on the bottoms of half of the burgers, ensuring you leave room to seal the burgers without it leaking out
  7. Put your other patty over the top of your mixture and pinch the edges of your burgers together to seal all the way around
  8. Now go out and grill to your liking. I normally do about 6-8 Minutes per side on my grill but yours may be different. Ensure you cook evenly on both sides of the burger or you will end up with an undercooked and an overcooked side
  9. While grilling, I drizzle my burgers with bacon grease and it adds an amazing flavor
  10. When done grilling, allow your burgers to rest for 10 minutes and then serve. You can use the rest of your avocado mixture to top your burgers with and go to town
  11. Enjoy!

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  1. I love this recipe. Here in Minneapolis, there are restaurants famous for their “Juicy Lucy’s”; essentially cheese stuffed burgers. I get a craving for them, and these have sufficiently slaked my craving.

  2. Trish Thompson says:

    Made this last night and I absolutely LOVED it! The flavors are amazing and each bite was surprising. I split the recipe in half but forgot to split the lemon zest and juice in half so it was a bit tart but wonderful! Thank you!!!!!!

  3. These are fabulous!!! So glad I made enough to have for dinner again tomorrow night. Because of my forgetfulness & lack of time I was forced to tweak the recipe a bit…forgot sun dried tomatoes so I used garlic…no time to fry bacon for the fat, so I let a pad of butter melt on each patty during the 10 minute rest. The were so yummy that my husband didn’t even use catsup…which is a big deal!
    Thanks George!!!

  4. FYI, there must be a typo in the app.. the app says two “tbsp” of salt, not two “tsp”. Just thought I would give you a heads up. :) It was still tasty, but a wee bit on the salty side, haha. It’s all well and good, I know for next time.

  5. You had me at AVO……. cado……
    Can’t wait to make these tomorrow! Gracias Señor

  6. Local farmers market???? I must know all about this :-) Is it all year? I Also had to tell you that I’m a fat-aholic too. I could seriously live without my natural sweeteners, but fat? No way. I can barely go a few hours without fat. Seriously. LOVE it :-)

  7. Prepared them last night so I could have one for breakfast this morning. Loving avocado and ground beef this recipe I just had to try. Delicious. So glad I found your website and recipes – thanks for putting them out there!!

  8. Casey Norbrothen says:

    What brand of sun-dried tomatoes do you use?

  9. Bacon optional, ha…funny man! Can’t wait to make these, thanks!

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