Avocado and Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers
Lemme ask you guys, what could possibly be better than an Avocado Stuffed Meatball?
A super-sized meatball, also known as a burger, stuffed not only with creamy avocado, but with even more goody-good-goodness in the form of smooth and spicy mayo.
That’s what! And oh yes, I did!
Just you check out that beautiful, bright green slice of avocado that’s trying to peek out… does that look yummy to you or does that look yummy to you?
In all humility, I have to say that this was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best darn burger I’ve ever eaten in my ENTIRE life. I think that from now on, I will always want my burgers to hide some creamy avocado and spicy mayo in their center.
Unlike meatballs, which tend to leave me kind of hungry and slightly unsatisfied, burgers never fail to fully satiate my hunger. This one particularly hit the spot… To me, it was like the ultimate burger: real dense, thick and beefy, compact and substantial while surprisingly moist and juicy. Its super creamy, gooey and zesty interior simply takes the gustatory and sensory experience to an outright new level. Oh, and the whole thing is so pleasingly tasty, every bite feels like a wild excursion deep into the world of flavor.
Seriously, I’m not kidding. You WANT to be making these.
We’re not exactly reinventing the wheel here: we’re making burgers. I guess you already know how this goes, right? You need to start by kneading your meat mixture and then form it into patties. However, for this recipe, you’re going to be dividing your meat into 12 thin, equal patties.
You will need 2 of these patties for each burger.
Then, you need to slice the avocados. To do that, cut them in half crosswise, remove the pit and then slice each half into 3 equal slices. Make a small nip in the skin in with the tip of your blade to easily peel the slices.
Keep the 2 larger slices from each half to stuff the burgers with and throw the smaller ends into a small bowl, along with the paleo mayo and seasonings, to make the spicy mayo.
To form your burgers, place one slice of avocado on six of the patties, then drop a spoonful of mayo right in the center of the avocado slices.
Conveniently, the avocado has a built-in hole to accommodate that mayo!
Cover each patty with a second meat patty, then carefully pick this up in your hands. Pinch the edges real good with your fingers to make sure that your patties are nicely sealed all around.
Finish forming the patties with your hands so they become beautiful and nice and round.
Brush the patties with avocado oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and throw them on the grill over medium-high heat. You’ll want to cook them for about 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness and desired level of doneness.
If you happen to be using well sourced, lean grass-fed ground beef, you can afford to keep your meat a little bit on the pink side, which is definitely how I prefer to eat mine.
Okay, looks like I hadn’t done that good a job at sealing that burger. Oh well. At least avocado, unlike cheese, doesn’t melt and leak all over the place when the seal fails. It’ll stay nice and put for you and readily accept to be licked by the flames, which makes it even tastier in the end.
Plus, I dunno, I think it almost looks sexy… so maybe you don’t want to be doing too good a job at sealing those patties after all!
Serve your burgers on a bed of lettuce with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. Or whatever else you like to garnish your burgers with.
Bacon and sauerkraut, perhaps? Guacamole, maybe? Seriously, can you ever get too much avocado?
But honestly, with a burger this good, you won’t be needing to add all that much…
All the flavor that you need is already built right in!
Avocado and Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers
- 900 g [2lb] grass-fed lean ground beef
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence
- 1-1/2 ripe avocado, sliced crosswise
- 1/4 cup paleo mayo
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- pinch Himalayan salt
- splash Frank's red hot
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
- Leftover avocado slices from burgers
- Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
- Add all the ingredients listed under "burger", except for the avocado, to a fairly large mixing bowl and knead by hand until well combined. Form into 12 thin, equal patties, of approximately 90g (3oz) each.
- Slice the avocados in half crosswise, remove the pit and then slice each half into 3 equal slices; keep the 2 larger slices to stuff the burgers and throw the smaller ends into a small bowl to make the spicy mayo.
- To that bowl, add paleo mayo and seasonings listed under "Spicy Mayo" and mash roughly with a fork to combine.
- To build the burgers, place one avocado slice on six of the patties, then drop a spoonful of the mayo right in the center of the avocado slices. Cover with a second meat patty, then carefully pick this up in your hands and pinch the edges with your fingers to make sure your patties are nicely sealed. Finish forming the patties with your hands so they become beautiful and nice and round.
- Brush the patties with avocado oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill over medium-high heat for about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on desired level of doneness.
- Serve on a bed of lettuce with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms.
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43 Comments on “Avocado and Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers”
YUM! Love this Sonia… especially the genius way you cut the avocados. Can’t wait to try these, perfect for grilling season!
Love the idea of adding avocado and making a burger without the bun.
I’ve been looking for a way to enjoy avocado as I (wait for it) don’t care for avocado. But I think this just may be the trick! I like the gooey texture it gets, mixed with the mayo, when grilled.
Thanks for sharing!
You don’t care for avocados? Oh my! And your taste buds don’t resent you? 😉 I think they’ll be plenty happy if you make those burgers for them. Avocado does get even creamier when warm, and when mixed with the spicy mayo it’s simply swoon worthy, I swear. I truly hope you end up giving these a try, Sarah. I’m sure your taste buds will thank you for it! 🙂
I know – shocker! I just have never cared for them but looking forward to trying this recipe! 🙂
These are great. I love the idea. I make stuffed turkey burgers all the time. It’s fun to get creative with all the stuffing options. Excellent job.
Thank you Mike! Hope you give them a try! 🙂
I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it on Food Gawker. Had to drop in and say, WOW.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, Farah. I greatly appreciate! 🙂
You are a food GODDESS! These are totally the best hamburgers I have ever had! Everyone loved them! Thank you thank you thank you! LoL
LOL! Thank you so much for this, Connie. You sure had me grinning from ear to ear! Glad you guys all liked the burgers, and thank you so much for your amazing feedback. It’s highly appreciated! 😀
I made these today and I agree, these are the best damn burgers I’ve ever had. Just popping with flavour.
Thank you so much for this Alex. I’m extremely happy to hear that these burgers hit the spot and you are a true gem for taking the time to let me know! 🙂
These burgers sound fabulous!
I tried these last night and they were so yummy and moist inside. I’m definitely going to experiment with other fillings, but I doubt I won’t always have a little bit of avocado inside 🙂
So glad to hear you liked the burgers, Yolanda, and thanks a bunch for taking the time to let me know. This is like pure gold to me! 🙂
Thank you for this recipe: best burgers… EVER!
YAY! That’s just plain music to my ear. Thank you so much for saying that, you just made my day! 🙂
Wow! I am looking at these, and thinking, another hour before my supermarket opens up, so i can get some avocados! And how long will it take a pound of ground beef to thaw if I put the package in water? Hmmmm.
This looks downright GOOD!
HAHAHA! Too funny! I think you might have to wait until tomorrow… and that is IF you manage to put your hands on the perfectly ripe avocado! 😉
Hope the burgers give you complete satisfaction when you finally get to sink your teeth into one! 🙂
I just made this now, and it was awesome! I made some adaptions to ingredients at hand, but the avo and the pastured beef were outstanding together. I just regret that the weather prohibited the use of my grill…
Glad the patties turned out for ya! I’m sure they were still very good in their pan-fried version… < Now you'll have to make them again when it's nice and sunny out! 😉
I love this idea! Will be trying this next time we are making burgers.
These burgers look amazing! (Gorgeous photos, btw.) I loved stuffed burgers, but it never occurred to me to stuff them with avocados! I’m so glad I came across your recipe! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂
Thanks Anita! Hope you like ’em! 🙂
Hi Sonia, these look amazing and I’m thrilled that I found your website! I do not eat beef; do you think turkey would also be a good candidate for these?
You’re Awesome BTW!
You probably could, Shan… however, ground turkey tends to be fairly delicate compared to beef. I think if you were to use it, you’d probably need to add some sort of filler to make it a tad firmer. Coconut flour and / or almond flour would most likely do the trick! Let me know how it went if you end up trying it!
And thank you so much for your kind words, I truly appreciate that. You’re so sweet! 🙂
How well will these reheat?
Just like regular burgers, Hannah! Perfectly well!
Your recipes never disappoint and this one is no different. My husband dislikes avocado and mayo but I knew that if he didn’t know there was a yummy surprise in the middle then he just might be open to it. I was right! He thought it was delicious. I will certainly be making this again. I just cut the ingredients in half b/c it just the two of us. Thank you!!!!
Hi Sonia! It’s me again…not sure if you have guessed by now but your recipes are on my weekly menu for this week lol. I have recently started the Whole30 and I feel compelled to let you know how YUMMY they have been so far 😀 It has made the tough journey so much easier and I actually look forward to preparing and cooking for the day. Plus I can make your recipes to suit my whole family. I made these with your coleslaw & OMG another YUMMY recipe…definitely will be making these again and taking them to family BBQ’s!! Thank you!
Awww, thank you SO much Rach, I am simply thrilled to hear that! Feedback such as this is what makes blogging worth its while. You totally, but totally made my day! You, my friend, are a real gem!
And Whole30 on! You got this! 🙂
Thanks Sonia! Day 12 and I feel great! Woohoo Whole30…I got this! 😀
Nice post. This avocado stuffed burger seems an exciting recipe to taste. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds fantastic. Something new to try. Thanks.
I couldn’t get the mayo recipe. I went to the page and it never came up. I’d love to make my own.
I’d love to get the mayo recipe.
It’s right here: https://thehealthyfoodie.com/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/
Hi! This looks absolutely amazing!! Do you know if I’d be able to use coconut flour in place of the almond flour? Thanks!
Lavender in the Herb d’ Provence are not a favorite pairing with beef and spicy mayo.
Don’t put too much mayo in the burger or the inside will not cook in time.
Wasn’t my favorite burger.
I admit that lavender is an acquired taste and doesn’t go well with everything. But I find only few herbes de Provence mixes include lavender leaves. The one I use contains savory, marjoram, rosemary, basil, thyme, and oregano…
This burger is so delicious. My mother in law is gluten free and so I use a gluten free all purpose flower and it is perfect! We don’t always stuff them, but these burgers are a crowd pleaser no matter what!