Have you ever tried guacamole on a burger? It’s delicious! These Grilled Guacamole Burgers are a summer backyard favorite!
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Our weekends have been super fun lately. You’re probably thinking, “Well, obvi. Weekends are always fun!” But now that Robbie is learning to walk, we’ve been looking for all kinds of excuses to get out and about on the weekends. (That, and he’s much better about riding in the car around town now. He used to cry after about 10 minutes, and that made weekend excursions kinda tough.)
A couple of weekends ago, Laura was hunting for local events in our area. And she landed a really good one. A jazz band. But not just any jazz band. A jazz band for kids. Our local library hosted a concert by the Mother Goose Jazz Band, and Robbie loved it! I’m dead-serious when I say that he started stomping his foot along with the music. He was that excited! It was literally a foot-stomping good time!
When Laura first mentioned the Mother Goose Jazz Band, I just laughed and shook my head. Is this what life is like as a parent? And why is there even a Mother Goose Jazz Band in the first place? Well it turns out that kids’ songs work really well when set to jazzy rhythms. Plus, Robbie loves (I mean loves) bluegrass music, so it kinda makes sense.
And what’s more, the Mother Goose Jazz Band actually has some famous connections. Their recent album includes vocals by a founding member of the Manhattan Transfer as well as Chris Brubeck on bass. The name Brubeck rang a bell, and sure enough Chris is the son of the great jazz musician Dave Brubeck.
When I was in middle school, my Dad took me to several jazz concerts including Kenny G and Dave Brubeck. (I credit that with why I enjoy jazz music today.) I’m doing the same thing with Robbie…we’re just starting a bit earlier! And we’re starting with a jazz version of This Little Pig Went to Market.
After our foot-stomping good time at the library, we came home and played with Robbie on the back deck. The afternoon was nice and warm…the kind of afternoon that just requires hot dogs and hamburgers. So I decided to make some burgers for dinner, but I put a little twist on ’em.
These Grilled Guacamole Burgers were top-notch! I essentially just made my go-to burgers and topped them with my go-to guac recipe. I love guac alongside a Mexi-beer and tortilla chips, but I gotta say that guac on a burger totally works. These Grilled Guacamole Burgers will definitely be making an appearance again this summer!
How do you guys like your guac? I personally like mine extra limey and extra cilantro-y. I add onions, but no tomatoes. And I usually add a bit of extra salt after I make the recipe. But that’s just me.
You could absolutely just use your favorite guac recipe to make these Grilled Guacamole Burgers. Just make sure you have a nice warm day and some jazz music playing in the background! Bonus points if it happens to be a jazz version of Three Blind Mice. Cheers, friends!
Grilled Guacamole Burgers
For the Burgers
For the Guacamole
- 4 burger buns lightly buttered
- Tomatoes sliced
- Red onions sliced
For the Guacamole
- Add all guacamole ingredients to a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash until well combined; set guacamole aside.
For the Burgers
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Using a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and cayenne; mix until well combined. (Note: the Pepperjack cheese will get melted on top once cooked.)
- Shape mixture into 4 patties. (Tip: Make an indention in the center of each patty with your thumb. This will keep the burgers flat once cooked!)
- Grill burgers on medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, flipping once, or until fully cooked. Sprinkle tops of burgers with Pepperjack cheese. Close lid and continue cooking until cheese has melted.
- Remove burgers from grill and set aside. Place buns on grill; cook for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- Assemble the burgers with guacamole, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.