Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger with Grilled Avocado

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.

Serves: 4
  • Lime Mayonnaise:
  • Stuffed Avocado:
  • Burgers:
20 mins Prep time 12 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
12 mins Cook time
  • For the Lime Mayonnaise, mix mayonnaise, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of the Marinade Mix in small bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • For the Stuffed Avocado, halve and seed avocados. Carefully remove peel, leaving each half intact. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Mix cheese and tomato. Set aside.

  • For the Burgers, mix ground beef and remaining Marinade Mix until well blended. Shape into 4 patties. Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature of 160°F). Grill avocado halves, cut-sides down, 30 seconds. Turn over avocados. Place 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture into each avocado half. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired. Grill 4 to 5 minutes. Toast rolls on the grill, open-side down, about 30 seconds.

  • Serve burgers on rolls topped with stuffed avocados and onion slices. Press roll gently to smash the stuffed avocado. Serve with Lime Mayonnaise.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 651Calories: 651Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Sodium: 1323mgProtein: 30g
  • Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 8gCarbohydrate: 45g