Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa



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?

In a skillet (cast iron if you have one), 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.


Fry the bacon until crispy & reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.

In a large bowl, combine the reserved bacon fat, half of the chopped chiles, & crumbled bacon.  Then mix in the ground beef.  Form into 6 patties & season with salt & pepper.


In a medium bowl, combine the crumbled queso fresco, mayo, buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, & the remaining chiles.  Season with salt & pepper – refrigerate.


In another bowl, toss together the sliced avocados, onion, cilantro, & remaining tablespoon of olive oil.  Set aside.


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.  

Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa
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Ingredients
  • 6 jalapenos
  • ¾ pound of bacon
  • 3 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 avocados, pitted & thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • hamburger buns
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Fry the bacon until crispy & reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the reserved bacon fat, half of the chopped chiles, & crumbled bacon. Then mix in the ground beef. Form into 6 patties & season with salt & pepper.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the crumbled queso fresco, mayo, buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, & the remaining chiles. Season with salt & pepper - refrigerate.
  5. In another bowl, toss together the sliced avocados, onion, cilantro, & remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside.
  6. 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.
  7. Place a burger on each bun bottom, top with some avocado salsa & queso fresco dressing - and finish with the top half of the bun.

MrsHappyHomemaker