If you’re the type who loves to throw a burger on the grill, then you fall in love with the beef avocado & pineapple burger. As soon as you take the first bite, your taste buds will dance a jig only certain foods can do. You may fall in love with this recipe to the point where you’ll want it every day. But don’t worry if you do. Sticking with free-range grass fed beef will keep this burger on the healthy list. This tasty barbecue favorite is perfect any time of the day – breakfast or as leftovers.
If you’re a fan of sweet and savory, this burger is for you. The healthy omega fats in the avocado will provide you the much needed nutrients to keep your body healthy. Then add pineapple and this burger will tickle each your taste buds. Keep in mind, there are countless variations to this recipe. But simplicity is the spice of life. Feel free to add your favorite herbs & spices. Each herb and spice will add another level of antioxidant protection to your health. Enjoy!
- 1-2 pounds of free-range grass fed ground beef (ground turkey or chicken make great substitutions)
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tbsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- ¼ cup minced or chopped onion
- 1-2 fresh avocados
- Romaine Lettuce Leaves
- Fresh pineapple
In a large bowl, dump the ground beef along with your herbs & spices and onion. With your hands, kneed the meat mixing all the ingredients together. You’ll want to take your time with this process. The key is to mix everything with the meat to ensure each patty has equal amounts of your mixture. This will allow each patty to taste equally as awesome.
Measure the ground beef to evenly sized patty balls. (You can expect 6-8 burgers from 2 pounds of beef. It depends on how big you like your burger.) Form each into ball into a patty. Using your thumb (or a spoon) make a cup like indention in the top side of the burger. (This is a trick I learned that keeps the burgers moist through the grilling process.)
Place the burgers on your grill and close the lid. If your grill has a temperature gauge, make sure to keep the inside temperature at 425. No matter how tempted you are, do not press the burger. This squeezes the juices from the center making the patty flat. The best burgers are thick and juicy. And pressing the burger forces the natural juices from the meat. The small cup indention in the center of the burger allows the meat to expand and maintain its perfect burger shape as cooks. Flip each burger every 2-3 minutes and grill to your personal preference. Be careful not to cook on one side for too long. This too can cook off the juices in the center.
Once the burgers are done, slice the pineapple and avocado into the desired thickness. Place romaine leaves on your plate and top with burger, pineapple, and avocado.