Add some green to your Red, White & Blue! This July 4th kick up the classics and put a little green in your Red White & Blue with fresh avocado.
1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon (About 8 Slices)
1 Chopped Tomato
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Cup Salsa
1/2 Lemon or Lime
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
Lettuce for Garnish
1 Tomato for Garnish
Pickles for Garnish
Start by cooking the bacon, in a large size skillet over a medium heat, on the stove until you have your desired crispiness. While the bacon is cooking put the ground beef into a large size bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the egg. Mix together. With your hands separate the meat mixture into 4 equal balls. Have one of the meat balls in one hand and with the other hand press down with your palm to make a patty. Repeat this process until you have finished with all four. Place onto a plate and set aside. After the bacon is cooked place onto paper towels to drain. With the same pan that you used to cook the bacon place the beef patties. Obviously, this is definitely a calorie splurge, but it really does add a lot of flavor to the burgers. Cook the patties for 6 to 8 minutes per side. If you have a meat thermometer then the temperature goal is 160º F on the inside of the burger.
While the burgers are cooking make the guacamole. Cut up one of the tomatoes into small cubes and put into a medium size bowl. Add the 2 avocados. The avocados should be ripe so that they are easy to mash plus tastes much better. Add the cilantro, salsa, lemon or lime juice, kosher salt and pepper. Mash together with a potato masher, but leave somewhat chunky. This is really easy to do and super delicious! Now that the burgers are done cooking and you’ve made the guacamole take 4 buns and place the patties on the buns. Top with guacamole, bacon and add the toppings of your choice: Mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles and enjoy! Make 4