Fried Avocado Burgers with Chips and Watermelon

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Fried Avocado Burgers with Chips and Watermelon 5.00/5 (6 votes)

Oh my! Why did I wait so long to fry an avocado?!? Not only was it super simple (although it does require a few extra dishes), the results are over the top delicious! The kids were less than impressed. Fine by me - I didn't want to share anyway. Stack them with juicy hamburger patties, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and a couple of slices of bacon - it's kind of like an "Avocado Burger BLT"! Serve with simple chips and cold watermelon to round out the meal!

Fried Avocado Burgers

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices colby jack cheese
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup baby mixed greens
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place flour and panko in two separate bowls.
  2. Lightly beat egg in a third small bowl.
  3. Dip each slice of avocado in egg, then flour, and finally panko. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  5. When the oil begins to shimmer, place breaded avocado slices in the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and reserve.
  6. Carefully wipe the skillet clean of panko crumbs and return to the stovetop.
  7. Add bacon and cook over medium high heat until crisp. Transfer to the plate with the avocado.
  8. While bacon is cooking, combine beef, Worcestershire, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form 4 patties a little larger in circumference than the buns.
  9. Cook patties in the rendered bacon grease until cooked to your likeness. About a minute before they are cooked, top with cheese, cover with a lid and let the cheese melt.
  10. Lightly spread mayo (or condiment of your choice) to the top and bottom bun.
  11. Then, build your burger by layering greens, meat, tomato slices, and fried avocado.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 768 Fat 44 Sat Fat 14 Sodium 1254 Carbs 60 Sugars 8 Fiber 7 Protein 31.

Potato Chips

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag potato chips

Watermelon

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • kosher salt, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Plate and sprinkle with salt if desired.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 46 Fat 0 Sat Fat 0 Sodium 2 Carbs 11 Sugars 9 Fiber 1 Protein 1.

NOTES

KID NOTE: Burgers + chips + watermelon = clean plates.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Double the avocado and veggies and skip the burger and bacon.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Make sure the Worcestershire is gluten free. Use rice flour and gluten free breadcrumbs. Skip the bun.

3 Comments

  1. rafew says:

    I’m perplexed by the picture. That doesn’t look like a “slice of avocado” in the picture. One avocado makes enough for what looks like a patty on each hamburger?

    • sstabenow says:

      Maybe it’s the angle of the photo, but yes, that is one slice of avocado. I was able to get about 6 good slices and 4 ‘end’ slices from my avocado; which gave me about two slices per burger and a couple to eat as I cooked. 🙂

  2. KusmierFamily says:

    Yum! This was loved by all! The only changes we made were that I dredged the avocado in flour, then egg, then panko. We also added jalapeños to our burgers. Red Robin, eat your heart out!

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