Avocado Bacon Burger

This avocado bacon burger is a treat! The crispy bacon paired with the creamy and nutty flavor of the fresh avocado is irresistible. This recipe is the perfect indulgent dish to give you restaurant-quality burgers at home.

bacon burger without top bun containing mashed avocado and a side of fries

Bacon

We prefer to use smoked streaky bacon for this recipe because it has a good amount of fat while offering smoky notes to the burger. Our go-to method for cooking bacon is to air fry it since this is a great way to get the bacon extra crispy with minimal oil. Of course, you can use your preferred type of bacon and style of cook and it will not impact the recipe.

Avocado

Avocado really makes this burger, it offers a depth of flavor that leaves a fresh, creamy and nutty taste after every bite. We experimented with different ways to add the avocado and found that mashed works best because it’s the easiest way to get a consistent layer of avocado throughout the whole burger.

bacon burger without top bun containing avocado slices and a side of fries
bacon burger without top bun containing mashed avocado and a side of fries

Cheese

Is it a burger without cheese? We don’t think so. Our go-to cheese of choice for this avocado bacon burger is Gouda. Since this burger is already packed full of flavors, we prefer to use a cheese with a mild flavor that does not overpower the rest of the burger. If you are looking for something a bit less subtle we recommend Edam, Swiss, or Cheddar.

Burger Patty

The burger patty is a mix of spices, meat, egg, and soy sauce resulting in a depth of flavor with every bite. We add an egg to help bind the meat and prevent it from falling apart. We cook the burger patties in a cast-iron skillet, but you can easily cook this in a non-stick pan or a grill. Cooking a good burger requires two flips, and on the second flip, we add the cheese and let it caramelize on our skillet when it melts off the side of the burger.

Burger Sauce

We love this mix of mayonnaise and sriracha hot chili sauce and we put this on everything, and the garlic powder gives this sauce even more flavor. If you don’t like hot chili sauce, then just add mayonnaise to the burger or a condiment of your choice.

Cook Time

In this recipe, we’re looking for a medium cook on the burger patties, but you can adjust the cooking time depending on your preferences. Check out the chart below for a guide to cook times - remember that these times will vary depending on the thickness of your patty and the heat of your pan.

CookTiming Per SideTemperature
Medium-rare3 minutes130°F-135°F
Medium3.5 - 4 minutes140°F-145°F
Medium-well4.5 minutes150°F-155°F
Well done5 minutes160°F-165°F

Can I use a frying pan instead of a cast-iron skillet to cook burger patties?

It’s possible to use a regular frying pan instead of a cast-iron skillet. However, we recommend a skillet as this will help you get a perfect crust on your burger. Additionally, with a skillet, the cheese that melts over the edge of the burger will caramelize in the pan.

Can I store the burger patty mix in the fridge?

Yes, you can! We recommend that you keep the burger mix in the fridge for a maximum of three days or until the best-before date on the minced beef depending on what comes first. So, you can prepare your burger patties up-front freeing up some time when it comes to cooking.

Can I freeze the burger patties?

Yes, you can freeze the patties for approximately three months, but please note that in our testing we found that the patties are less tasty after frozen. We recommend making these burgers fresh, and if you’re short of time, prepare them the day before to speed up dinner time prep work.

Avocado Bacon Burger

This avocado bacon burger is a treat! The crispy bacon paired with the creamy and nutty flavor of the fresh avocado is irresistible. This recipe is the perfect indulgent dish to give you restaurant-quality burgers at home.

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Cuisine
American

Servings
4

Calories
389 kcal

Prep time
15 minutes

Cook time
15 minutes

Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

    Burger Mix

    • 18 ounces minced beef
    • ¼ teaspoon crushed chili
    • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce

    Burger Sauce

    • ¼ cup mayonnaise
    • ½ teaspoons garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons sriracha hot chili sauce

    Burger

    • 4 burger buns
    • 8 rashers cooked bacon
    • 2 mashed avocados
    • 4 slices of cheese
    • 8 lettuce leaves
    • 1 sliced tomato

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to make the burger mix into a mixing bowl. Mix well and divide the burgers into four equal parts. Shape the burgers and leave the meat to set for approximately 30 minutes in your fridge, this will help the burgers firm up and ensure they stay together when cooking.
  2. To make your burger sauce, add ¼ cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons of sriracha hot chili sauce, and ½ teaspoon of garlic granules to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. After the burger patties have rested, place your cast iron skillet or frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the cast iron skillet is hot, add the patties (if the patties don’t sizzle when touching the pan, then the pan is not hot enough yet). Cook the patties on each side for 3-4 minutes (medium cook) and add the cheese on top of the patties after the last flip. Additionally, cover the pan with a lid to help the cheese melt.
  4. Assemble the burger to your liking!

Notes

  • If you are using meat with 20% fat, then you won’t need to add oil to the cast iron skillet or frying pan when cooking the patties since the fat will be enough to oil the pan. If you’re using a leaner mince such as 5% fat, then you might need to add a little bit of oil to the pan.
  • For our burger, we’re seasoning our minced beef and shaping our patties. However, for a quick burger and prep time, you can use store-bought patties or you can substitute our burger patty mix with your own mix and seasoning of preference

Nutrition

  • Calories 891 kcal | 
  • Carbohydrates 37.5 g | 
  • Protein 41 g | 
  • Fat 65.5 g | 
  • Saturated fat 18.1 g | 
  • Cholesterol 161.8 mg | 
  • Sodium 1321.4 mg | 
  • Fiber 11.7 g | 
  • Sugar 7.2 g |