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Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Author: Mrs Happy Homemaker


  • 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.
  • 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.