Western Burgers

Western Burgers
4.5 from 2 ratings
These burgers get a West Coast twist by adding California's favorite, avocados, to the mix and substituting a lettuce wrap for the bun. Throw on some hot sauce if you're feeling extra spicy.This recipe is courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner.
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Western Burgers
Total time: 25 minutes
  • 1 pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 butter, romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  1. Combine ground beef, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
  4. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  5. Place each burger on lettuce.
  6. Evenly top with onion, tomato and avocado.
  7. Wrap lettuce around burgers.