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Holy guacamole burgers

Posted By Connie Veneracion On August 19, 2011 @ 3:48 am In Food & Dining,Mexican & Tex-Mex,Recipes,Sandwiches & Wraps | No Comments

After the burrito lunch at Ristras [1] which left us feeling a little short on the meat experience, dinner was Mexican-inspired burgers. An alternative burger, actually, which means they were made with something other than pure beef.

My holy guacamole burgers were made with a hundred per cent pork with a substantial amount of fat, chopped onion, herbs, spices… Then, they were topped with homemade guacamole, slices of fresh ripe mangoes, sliced onions and cilantro. The play on flavors and textures was just amazing. Savory meat, creamy and spicy guacamole, the spiciness of the guacamole balanced by the sweetness of the mangoes…then, the slight crunch of the greens and onions. Ahhh, life is good.


  • 250 g. of ground pork with a good amount of fat
  • 1 tsp. of Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. of chopped oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. of chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. of cayenne powder
  • 1/4 c. of chopped onion
  • 3/4 tsp. of grated garlic
  • 2 mini baguettes
  • fresh greens (I used arugula [2] but you can use lettuce or cabbage)
  • 2 tsps. of mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsps. of guacamole (get the recipe) [3]
  • a handful of sliced onions
  • half of a fresh ripe mango, sliced thinly
  • torn cilantro


  1. Put the ground pork in a bowl. Add the salt, pepper, chopped cilantro, oregano, parsley, cayenne, chopped onion and grated garlic. Mix well.
  2. Divide into two portions. Form into logs as long as the baguette, flatten to half an inch thickness and cook in a very hot AND pre-heated non-stick pan. About four minutes to brown the underside then lower the heat a bit, flip over then cook for another five to six minutes on the other side. Leave the burgers to rest for a while.
  3. Split the baguettes vertically and toast in another pan.
  4. Spread the bottom halves of the baguettes with mayo then cover with fresh greens.
  5. Arrange the burgers over the greens.
  6. Top the burgers with guacamole.
  7. Arrange mango slices on top of the guacamole.
  8. Add sliced onions.
  9. Sprinkle with torn cilantro.
  10. Cover with the top halves of the baguettes and serve. Heck, they were delicious. So very delicious.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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[1] burrito lunch at Ristras: http://casaveneracion.com/ristras-burritos-american-style/

[2] arugula: http://casaveneracion.com/arugula-rocket-in-my-sandwich/

[3] guacamole (get the recipe): http://casaveneracion.com/guacamole-a-great-dip-for-tortilla-chips/

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