A recipe from Rachael Ray. This is a burger from Bar Annie resraurant in Houston. It's a half-pound patty. So feel free to do small patties ;)
- 6 jalapeno chiles
- 6 slices bacon
- 3 lbs ground chuck
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 cup queso fresco, crumbled or 1⁄2 cup feta or 1⁄2 cup goat cheese
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 avocados, pitted and thinly sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1⁄2 onion, thinly sliced
- 6 hamburger buns, split
- Preheat a grill to medium and place a cast-iron skillet on top. Add the chiles and cook until softened and the skin is charred, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chiles to a bowl, cover and let cool slightly. Remove and discard the stems, skin and seeds; finely chop the chiles.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon in the skillet until crisp. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat; chop the bacon.
- In a large bowl, combine the chopped bacon, the reserved bacon fat, the beef and half of the chiles. Form into 6 patties; season with salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the queso fresco, mayonnaise, buttermilk, 1 tablespoon olive oil and the remaining chiles. Season with salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate.
- In another bowl, toss the avocados, cilantro, onion and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; set aside.
- Grill the burgers, flipping once, for about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Just before the burgers are finished cooking, grill the buns until toasted, about 1 minute. Place a burger on each bun bottom, top with some of the avocado salad, drizzle with some of the queso fresco dressing and set a bun top in place.
We really liked these!! Great flavors!!!! Made for Om Nom Nommers and ZWT!
Excellent! I was afraid they wouldn't stay together. I used lean chuck, but the added bacon grease helped with that. :) The queso dressing and avocado salad are wonderful. For the pic, I drizzled the dressing, but have to admit to adding some more so I could enjoy every bite of this huge burger. This is more involved than most burger recipes, but well worth the extra effort! Thanks for sharing. Made for Photo Tag.
Excellent burgers! DH always complains that his burger is under-seasoned and tasteless - not these! I would say I'll definitely make these again, but, I've already made them twice!