Avocado Caprese Burgers

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 624 calories
    • Fat 33 g
    • Sat Fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 110 mg
    • Sodium 963 mg
    • Protein 40 g
    • Carbohydrate 42 g
    • Sugar 6 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 309 mg

Heat grill to medium-high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.Combine the avocado, basil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.Gently mix together the beef and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper with your hands in a separate bowl until just combined. Form the beef mixture into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.)Grill, covered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a patty registers 140° F, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.Top with the cheese and grill, covered, until the cheese melts, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.Stack the burgers, tomato slices, and avocado mixture on the buns.

Ingredients

  1. Check canola oil, for the grill
  2. Check 1 avocado, mashed
  3. Check 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  4. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  5. Check 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck
  6. Check 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  7. Check sliced tomato, for serving
  8. Check 4 potato buns

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.
  2. Combine the avocado, basil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Gently mix together the beef and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper with your hands in a separate bowl until just combined. Form the beef mixture into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.)
  4. Grill, covered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a patty registers 140° F, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  5. Top with the cheese and grill, covered, until the cheese melts, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.
  6. Stack the burgers, tomato slices, and avocado mixture on the buns.