Bacon-Avocado Burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Yield:

    4 Servings

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For the Chipotle Mayonnaise:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 can chipotle pepper in adobo sauce , seeded and minced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the Burger:
4 slices bacon
1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 slices aged white cheddar cheese
4 onion rolls, split horizontally
4 slices beefsteak tomato
4 thin slices red onion
1 Hass Avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice, and paprika in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon and set aside.
  3. Make the burgers: combine the beef, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Gently mix to combine, taking care that you do not overwork the beef. Form the mixture into four patties about 1/2 inch thick and press your thumb down in the center of each burger to form a depression. (This helps the burgers cook more evenly).
  4. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat until hot. Add the patties and cook 4 minutes. Turn the burgers over and top each with a slice of cheese; cook 4 minutes longer for medium-rare. In the last minute of cooking, cover the pan to help melt the cheese. Remove from the heat.
  5. Place roll bottoms onto each of 4 plates. Top each with a tomato slice, patty, onion slice, 4 slices avocado, and 1 bacon slice. Spread the cut side of the top half of each roll with the mayonnaise and set atop the burger and serve.