Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger With Grilled Avocado

Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger With Grilled Avocado
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For a burger with smoky Southwestern flavor, season ground beef with Grill Mates Smoky Ranchero Marinade. Top the burger with a dollop of tangy lime mayo and a grilled avocado half that holds diced tomato and Mexican Cotija cheese.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger With Grilled Avocado
Total time: 32 minutes
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 package mccormick grill mates smoky ranchero marinade, divided
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 4 kaiser rolls
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  1. Mix mayonnaise, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of the Marinade Mix in small bowl until well blended.
  2. Cover.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Halve and seed avocados.
  5. Carefully remove peel, leaving each half intact.
  6. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  7. In a bowl, mix cheese and tomato.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Grill avocado halves, cut-sides down, 30 seconds.
  10. Turn over avocados.
  11. Place 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture into each avocado half.
  12. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.
  13. Grill 4 to 5 minutes.
  14. Mix ground beef and remaining Marinade Mix until well blended.
  15. Shape into 4 patties.
  16. Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature of 160°F).
  17. Toast rolls on the grill, open-side down, about 30 seconds.
  18. Serve burgers on rolls topped with stuffed avocados, lime mayonnaise and onion slices.
  19. Press roll gently to smash the stuffed avocado.