Hot Green Chile Beef Burgers With Cool Green Avocado Cilantro Sa

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

I created this burger recipe for a famous burger contest. I did not win any prizes, but my family sure enjoyed the taste testing! Hope you like these deliciously different burgers as well!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of hot green chile paste ingredients in food processor and mix to a coarse paste. Do not overprocess.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine green chili paste and ground chuck. Carefully distribute paste into meat, but do not over handle. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. To prepare cool green avocado cilantro sauce, begin by chopping onion and garlic in food processor. Cut avocado in half, remove pit and scoop flesh into processor. Add salt, black pepper, mayonnaise, and lemon juice; combine until smooth. Add cilantro leaves and briefly pulse. Place finished sauce into plastic bowl with lid. Press plastic wrap directly onto sauce, cover with lid and refrigerate until ready to assemble the burgers.
  4. Remove meat from refrigerator. Use food scale to divide meat into six equal portions. Form meat into patties to fit the size of the hamburger buns. Wrap each patty in an aluminum foil packet and refrigerate until grill is ready.
  5. Preheat gas grill to medium high.
  6. Prepare toppings by slicing the onion and tomato into 6 medium slices, one slice of each per burger. Wash and dry lettuce leaves. Select six large leaves and chill until burger assembly.
  7. Split buns and lightly brush insides with olive oil.
  8. Remove patties from refrigerator and unwrap. Lightly brush grill with oil to prevent sticking. Grill patties for 5 minutes on one side and 3-4 minutes on second side for medium doneness.
  9. During last few minutes of grilling, place buns with oiled side down and lightly toast on the grill.
  10. Assemble burgers by generously spreading avocado sauce on the toasted sides of each bun, then place lettuce leaf on bottom bun, followed by meat patty, onion slice, tomato slice and top bun. Serve burgers.
Most Helpful

Great burger.... a bit too much work for a burger and too much fuss and mess at a BBQ or a picnic... but taste was great. I'd try this next with ground lamb instead of beef.

plambago March 17, 2010

OMG where is the 10 star button :) This is a superb burger! I loved the Avocado\Cilantro sauce, which I could eat by itself!!!! But it makes this burger awesome. Great spice flavors! Great Combination, my family loved it! Outstanding, will definitely make this again. It's a ZWT3 *keeper* Thanks for Sharing this mucho burger... ~V

Vseward (Chef~V) July 09, 2007

Great Burger! The cilantro sauce set this apart. I recommend serving these on a jalapeno cheddar bun. A very nice southwestern burger. (you should have won something for the contest... you were robbed!)

Pot Scrubber July 06, 2007