Burgers are awesome.
These burgers are even awesomer. (Awesomer is my new word that is not actually a word)
Burgers encased with bacon & roasted jalapenos, dripping with a queso cheese sauce & loaded with an avocado salsa.
Can I offer you a napkin to wipe the drool from your chin?
- 6 jalapenos
- 3/4 pound of bacon
- 3 pounds ground chuck
- 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 avocados, pitted & thinly sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- hamburger buns
In a skillet, cook the jalapenos in a little bit of oil until softened & charred. Transfer to a bowl, cover, & let cool slightly. Remove & discard the skin, stem, & seeds – and finely chop the chiles.
In a medium bowl, combine the crumbled queso fresco, mayo, buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, & the remaining chiles. Season with salt & pepper – refrigerate.
Grill the burgers, turning once, for about 10 minutes for medium rare – longer if you like them more well done. Just before the burgers are done, toast the buns on the grill (or skillet) for about a minute.
Place a burger on each bun bottom, top with some avocado salsa & queso fresco dressing – and finish with the top half of the bun.