Avocado Stuffed Burger

You can never go wrong with a perfectly cooked juicy burger. There is something comforting about that familiar bite when a little grease drips down your pinky. At least there is for me. It really is hard to make burgers better, but I discovered the secret. This avocado stuffed burger recipe is life changing. Don’t believe me, go read the comments because these become a weekly staple in most households.

Avocado Stuffed Burger

So this recipe was born thanks to some awesome farmers I always have at my local farmers market.  I will admit that I am lucky I live in California and always have access to delicious avocados. One of my local farmers at a plethora of ripe avocados and he threw me a bag. My first thought was what am I going to do with all of these and then I realized I shouldn’t be complaining about the excess of green gold.

I only needed 2 avocados to make this delicious avocado stuffed burger. I remembered that I had a couple pounds of delicious grass fed ground beef defrosted from Butcher Box 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. Boom, avocado stuffed burger for the win.

Like I stated earlier, this avocado stuffed burger recipe is phenomenal and you will find yourself eating more of the filling than you put in the burgers. I am a self admitted happy fat kid and you should have seen my face making these burgers. Truth is, if you ever catch me in the kitchen my face is normally covered with some sort of delicious creation. Avocados from these burgers, chocolate from all my brownie creations and so on. My theory is I am saving dishes by licking the bowl.

Avocado Recipes

If you run into a similar problem as I did with the extra avocados, you will need some other recipes to use. Of course I would recommend this avocado stuffed burger the most, and here are some other favorites.

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Avocado Stuffed Burger
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Serves: 3-4
  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef from the awesome Butcher Box
  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped NO OIL
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon 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 top of the bottom 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. Loved the recipe. I decided to make these this night and they were amazing. The first bite oozed the warm comforting avocado and it melted straight away. And the blend of the lemon and beef combined so well with the avocado. I seriously recommend whoever is reading this to try this recipe. And don’t hold back on the pepper it adds a wonderful smokyness to these burgers when they brown on the grill. Honestly even though this recipe was simple it was oh so intoxicating. I made these on grilled eggplant as buns with a little bit of bleu cheese crumbled on them. Although next time I might try goat cheese. But anyway enough of the sexual food talk. Thanks for the awesome recipe, I really enjoyed. And I love the blog by the way. We both have a very similar story when it comes to coming of health you and I .

  2. Great recipe and great site! Quick question: Why do you say no oil on the sun dried tomatoes? I was forced to use store bought olive oil packed sun-dried tomatoes and made sure to drain off as much of the oil before mixing. The recipe turned out fine, so i’m left wondering, “Could it have been better if I didn’t have the oil?”

  3. Killer! I made them last night, and even my kids (who were skeptical initially) LOVED them. Going to have a leftover one for breakfast. Thanks, and keep it up.

  4. Just a quick question?? How and does the meat stay together without an egg as a binder like most other burger recipes? Just waitin for my ground beef to defrost so I can make these…. Hurry hurry hurry :)

  5. These look fantastic! I’m a huge avocado addict!

    Question for you – I am just getting started on the Paleo lifestyle (still working on cutting out grains and such) and I can guarantee my bread obsessed husband is going to have a tough time eating these without a hamburger bun. Any suggestions for an alternative to a hamburger bun? I thought maybe a portobello mushroom, but he outright refused that because the “texture will be different”.

  6. Totally amazing. Have made it twice since. Definitely recommend making lots of the avocado filling to slather on just about anything. I put some on my omelet this morning, but it would make a great dip for veggies and stuff too.

  7. I made these last night and ate 2 before I bothered looking up from my plate. Holy mackerel, were they good! I have 2 more of waiting for me tonight. This will become one of my “go to” staples recipes. Thanks!

  8. I just recently made the jump to Paleo and found your blog. Made these for dinner tonight and it was like a little piece of Heaven in my mouth. Thank You!!

  9. Looks amazing. I too love avocados on top of burgers (and absolutely anything else). Just picked up 4 yesterday… as soon as they’re ripe I may have to make this.

  10. i ALWAYS top burgers with avocado but never though to stuff them! Love the idea and I’m sad that I literally just finished eating a grass fed burger for dinner. Sigh, not I’ll have to wait until breakfast to make this!

  11. I found this website and your Facebook page from a link on Pinterest. Funny how things work. I’ve been interested in Paleo from listening to Jimmy Moore’s podcast and last night was thinking I need to jumpstart my stagnating program with a sugar detox–I had really been slacking. Meant to be. lol Thank you so much.

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