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Western Burger

Total time:

30 min

Prep time:

30 min

Cook time:


Western Burger


Grilled seasoned fresh ground beef and California Avocados make for a juicy burger with a taste of the West.


Serves: 4

1 lb. ground beef (90% lean or higher)
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns, split
4 romaine lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
1 yellow or white onion, sliced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Combine ground beef, jalapeño pepper, chopped onion, cilantro, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally.
  3. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce leaf, top with burger, avocado, sliced onion and the top bun. Serve.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Guacamole Potato Salad


Beverage Pairing: Nice with fresh lemonade.


* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.




Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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