Spicy Beef Burgers With Avocado Sour Cream

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://theeconomicaleater.blogspot.com/2009/12/spicy-beef-burgers-with-avocado-sour.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


7 jarred jalapenos, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic, jarred
Chili powder
Dried cilantro
Salt and pepper
4 wheat bulkie rolls, toasted
Avocado Sour Cream:
1 ripe avocado, slightly mashed


Directions for burgers: Mix all ingredients together, being careful not to over "knead" the beef. Split meat into four equal parts, and cook in frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil, several minutes on each side, or until browned.
Directions for avocado sour cream: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, 30 minutes before serving time (this allows the flavors to mesh together). Spoon generous amount of mixture on top bun of each burger.




Spicy beef burgers with avocado sour cream
This burger has the potential to convert any vegetarian into a meat eater. The other day, In-N-Out Burger tweeted a photo of the most delicious-looking burger, and I continued to crave beef until dinner that evening. There's nothing like a thick, juicy burger sometimes, despite the little nutritional value it possesses. My craving completely surpassed my caring about the lack of health benefits anyway, so I hit up the supermarket after work to purchase some ground beef. In an effort to use up some ingredients I already had at home, I decided to make spicy burgers with jalapenos I had in the fridge, and spices I had in the cabinet. I also had a ripe avocado sitting on my counter, so I had to put that to use as well - avocados are expensive, and I'm not about to let one go to waste. The result: Spicy beef burgers with avocado sour cream. A must try.

I served my burgers on toasted wheat bulkie rolls ($2.99 for 6, Hannaford bakery), with Muenster cheese and sliced tomatoes. On the side I had some Trader Joe's sea salt pita chips on the side. The patties were only mildly spicy, but full of Mexican-inspired flavors.

Whether you're a vegetarian or an omnivore, what's your favorite way to prepare a burger?




Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 8:42am


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