Friday, April 18, 2008

Guacamole Cilantro Lime Cheeseburger**



2 avocados - halved, peeled, and pitted
1/2 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt to taste


2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
6 hamburger buns


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  2. To make the guacamole, mash the avocado in a medium bowl with the juice of half a lime, chili powder, jalapeno, cilantro, 1/4 cup onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic; season to taste with salt, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together beef, the juice of half a lime, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 cup diced onion, and tomatoes. Form the meat into 6 patties.
  4. Cook the burgers to desired doneness on the preheated grill. Add a slice of cheese to each burger during the last minute of cooking. Serve on toasted buns with a dollop of guacamole.
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