Any time of the year is right for a chipotle bacon avocado burger


SEATTLE, December 3, 2014 — No matter the season, if you are like me, it is always a good time for a great burger. Here is an easy one with a bit of Chipolte to spice things up, that will please your tastebuds.

Even better, you don’t need a grill to prepare it.

The smokey, spicy flavor of chipotle adds just the right amount of zing to to this tasty burger.


2lbs of ground beef

3-4 dried chipotle peppers – ground. You can normally find these in the mexican food isle of your local grocery store. p>

Koshar or sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 avocado

4 strips of bacon

1 tomato sliced

Chopped lettuce

Thin slices of onion

Cheddar cheese

Kaiser roll


Take the dried chipotle peppers and grind them in a food processor until they are medium-fine with small pulses. An old coffee grinder can work as well. If it binds at all, you may have to remove them and cut them up into smaller pieces.

Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet on medium heat until crispy. Leave 1 tablespoon of the left-over bacon fat in the skillet and remove the rest.

Form the ground beef into 1/2 lb patties. Season with salt, pepper and the ground chipotle. Sear on medium-high heat for approximately 2 minutes per side or until medium-rare to medium.

Put on the cheese and cover with a stainless bowl (over the entire burger) until the cheese is melted.

While the cheese is melting, it would be a great time to also toast the bun. I like to use the oven broiler. Move the top rack so it is about 4-inches below the broiler. Simply turn on the broiler, wait a few minutes for the element to get glowing red. Place the buns on the top rack and allow to toast for 20-40 seconds, depending on preference of how dark of a toast you want.

Top with tomato, onions, fresh avocados, lettuce, bacon, and your favorite condiments.

Pairs well with: California Zinfandel, Carmenere from Chile or Washington State Syrah.


Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 Communities Digital News

• The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or management of Communities Digital News.

This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.