Tex-Mex Burgers

When you can't decide between Tex-Mex and burgers on the grill, these yummy burgers are the answer.
  • 1 ripe Haas avocado
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped tomato (no seeds or pulp)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Mash the avocado and mix with the sour cream, lemon juice and Tabasco until smooth. Cover and set aside.

Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and cumin, mixing well. Shape mixture into 12 patties about 4 inches in diameter.

Combine the chopped onion, tomato, green chiles and cilantro. Divide the mixture among 6 of the beef patties, spreading to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Top with a remaining patty, sealing edges firmly.

Grill patties about 4 inches from coals or heating element, turning once, 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium.

Serve burgers with avocado sauce.
Makes 6 servings.

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