The weather's heating up and so is your grill. Warmer weather means lot's of meat being grilled over an open flame. This recipe by Civilized Caveman combines your love for a hot juicy burger with the creamy fresh flavor of avocado. Wow your CrossFit friends with this easy to make and super delicious twist on an American classic.
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
2 avocados, ripe
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped NO OIL
Juice of 1/2 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)
Preheat your grill to medium-medium high heat
Put your ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add black pepper, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and the zest of one lemon
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)
In another mixing bowl combine avocados, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, and the remaining teaspoon of sea salt.
Mash the avocado and mix ingredients well to get as smooth as you like
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
Put your other patty over the top of your mixture and pinch the edges of your burgers together to seal all the way around
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
While grilling, I drizzle my burgers with bacon grease and it adds an amazing flavor
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
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