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Juicy Grilled Burgers with Avocado Aioli

These southwest style burgers come out juicy every time with just the right amount of chili powder, cumin and fresh cilantro. Paired with Avocado Mayo or Sauce, they are unique, fresh and easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Grilling
Servings: 8
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Sally Humeniuk

Ingredients

For burgers

  • 2 pounds ground beef or chuck at least 80%
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro to your liking
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cook's Note: If substituting ground turkey for the beef add 1/2 cup finely crushed tortilla chips to the turkey

For Avocado Aioli

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice from one fresh lime
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste

Instructions

  • Add seasonings and cilantro to beef and mix well with hands. Grill as desired.
  • For avocado sauce, mash avocadoes in a bowl. Squeeze lime over avocados and mix well with a fork. Add yogurt and mayonnaise (you can use all Greek yogurt or all mayo if that is your preference with good results, as well) and cumin.
  • Mix well and refrigerate until serving. Keeps in fridge for 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg