Grilled Chipotle Burgers with Guacamole

Looking for a change from plain ol’ hamburgers? With smoky chipotles inside and zippy guacamole on top, these’ll do the trick.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Burgers

2 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles (1/4 cup)
3
tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, undrained
8
slices Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, if desired
8
burger buns, split
2
medium tomatoes, sliced

Guacamole

2
large avocados (about 1 lb), pitted, peeled and cubed
1
tablespoon lime juice
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt, if desired
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, green chiles and chipotle chiles. Shape into 8 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mash guacamole ingredients, using pastry blender or fork.
  • 3 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 13 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each patty with cheese slice; cook just until cheese is melted. To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cook time.
  • 4 Layer buns with tomato slices, burgers and guacamole.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, green chiles and chipotle chiles. Shape into 8 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mash guacamole ingredients, using pastry blender or fork.
  • 3 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 13 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each patty with cheese slice; cook just until cheese is melted. To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cook time.
  • 4 Layer buns with tomato slices, burgers and guacamole.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can control the spiciness of these burgers by adjusting the amount of chipotle chiles and adobo sauce in them.

Short on time? Skip the guacamole and top your burger with a slice of avocado instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.