The Kitchen Tourists' Best Tex-Mex Burger!

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 27mins




  • Halve, pit and peel avocado.
  • Mash ¼ of avocado with a fork; add mayonnaise, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt to taste; mash with back of fork until smooth.
  • Stir in tomato, chipotle, scallion, cilantro, and remaining avocado, cut into ¼ inch cubes and fold together gently but thoroughly. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Mix chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt into beef. Handling beef as little as possible, divide it into quarters; shape each quarter into a patty.
  • Heat a well-seasoned, ridged, cast-iron pan over moderately-high heat (or grill on bbq) until hot and cook the hamburgers 5 ½ minutes per side for rare.
  • Top with cheese slices and cook, covered, for 1 minute, to melt cheese.
  • Transfer to a plate and let stand, tented loosely with foil, for 3 minutes, to finish cooking.
  • Transfer to hamburger buns; top with guacamole dressing, sliced, pickled jalapeno rings (to taste) and lettuce.