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25-Minute Bacon-Avocado Ground Beef Burger

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Learn how to build the best bacon-avocado burger at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. Made with a one-inch thick all-beef burger patty, plus thick-cut bacon, mashed avocado, and a homemade honey-mayo sriracha sauce, this homemade burger’s six layers of flavor is the right decision for dinner tonight!

A bacon avocado burger with melted cheese and honey sriracha sauce on a brioche bun, served with green beans on a black plate.

Homemade Burger Recipe

Some days, you just want a big, juicy beef burger—not the kind you get from a drive-thru or a lightened up alternative made with turkey and wrapped in lettuce. I mean a real all-beef burger—the kind that you only have on occasion because it is indulgent, but you don’t care because it’s only on occasion.

This bacon avocado burger, with six layers of yumminess on top of a soft bread roll, is that kind of burger. At 25 minutes of prep time, it’s a great quick dinner idea, and it’s also my absolute favorite combination of burger-related flavors.

From top to bottom, it’s got my special honey sriracha mayo, spinach, melty smoked gouda, a flame-grilled all-beef patty, thick-cut butcher’s bacon, and mashed avocado. Serve it up with some crispy sweet potato fritters and a glass of red wine, and I am in my own version of foodie heaven.

What You’ll Need

This burger recipe has a 16-item ingredients list, but don’t let that scare you away! Six of those items make up the seasoning combo for the ground beef, and three of them make the sauce that gives this burger its unique flavor. It may seem like a lot, but broken down into elements, it’s much more approachable.

Ingredients for a bacon avocado burger recipe displayed on a dark wood surface, including ground beef, bacon, sliced gouda, spices, avocado, spinach, and a bowl of honey sriracha sauce
Ingredients for a bacon avocado burger: ground beef, bacon, sliced gouda, spices, avocado, spinach, and a bowl of honey sriracha sauce. Not pictured: burger buns.

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  • kitchen scale
  • small to medium mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • chef’s knife
  • cutting board
  • gas or charcoal grill – an outdoor grill is best, but a grill pan on the stovetop works too

Making Bacon Avocado Burgers

To make this homemade burger recipe even easier to follow, I’ve broken it down into three sections: the beef burger patties with homemade spice blend, the sweet & spicy sriracha sauce, and the burger toppings. It will all come together in no time. See the recipe card below for exact measurements.

Like most burgers, the prep work is the most time-consuming part of the process. The meat has to be seasoned, and the toppings have to be prepped, but the actual cooking time on these burgers is only 5 minutes.

Food Safety First: When heading out to the grill don’t forget a clean plate for the cooked burgers.

A juicy beef burger with spinach, avocado, bacon, melted cheese, and a honey sriracha sauce, served on a bun.

The Best Ground Beef for Burger Patties

There are more options than ever when shopping for ground beef these days. At my grocery store, I can find a variety of grass-fed, organic, wagyu, Angus, prime rib, conventional, and even plant-based ground beef. While I personally do spring for the grass-fed option, the most important factor in picking a great ground beef for patties is to look at the fat content.

The fat content is often presented as a fraction like 96/4 or 80/20, but it can also be written as 93% lean 7% fat, or 73% lean 27% fat. For the juiciest, richest, most indulgent homemade burger, you’ve got to go for the 80/20 blend. If you must go with a lower-fat option, look for 85/15.

My personal opinion: a delicious burger is a rare indulgence that is good for my soul. If it’s made with anything less than 90/10 ground beef, it isn’t usually worth the calories. Your choice should reflect your own desires.

Serving Suggestions

This burger is a lot and doesn’t usually need a bunch of sides to make it a meal. Some of my favorite pairings are grilled corn on the cob, sweet potato fritters dipped in the extra spicy sweet sriracha sauce, or grilled asparagus spears.

A bacon avocado burger with cheese and honey sriracha sauce on a plate with green beans.

How to Store and Reheat

Once assembled, burgers don’t keep well as leftovers. However, leftover patties can be refrigerated and reheated in the oven or on the grill. If you are planning for leftovers, don’t add the cheese or any other toppings to the burger until you reheat it.

The raw burger patties can be seasoned and shaped a day or two in advance and kept refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to grill.

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A bacon avocado burger with melted cheese and honey sriracha sauce on a brioche bun, served with green beans on a black plate.

25 Minute Bacon-Avocado Ground Beef Burger

Learn how to build the best bacon-avocado burger at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. Made with a one-inch thick all-beef burger patty, plus thick-cut bacon, mashed avocado, and a homemade honey-mayo sriracha sauce, this homemade burger’s six layers of flavor is the right decision for dinner tonight!
4.7 stars (3 ratings)
prep: 20 minutes
cook: 5 minutes
total: 25 minutes
servings: 2 burgers

Ingredients

For the Burger Patties:

  • 10 ounces 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Spicy Sweet Sriracha Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 TBSP of mayo

Burger Toppings

  • 2 buns Kings Hawaiian burger buns
  • 2 slices thick cut butcher's bacon
  • 2 tablespoons spicy sweet sriracha sauce (see above)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 10 – 12 leaves of baby spinach
  • 2 slices smoked gouda

Instructions

Preparing the Patties and Toppings

  • Preheat your grill on high.
  • Place the ground beef in a medium mixing bowl. Add the garlic, onion, cumin, salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce. Mix to thoroughly combine then separate into two equal sections and shape into patties that are roughly the same diameter as your burger buns and about 1" thick.
  • Using your thumb, make an indention in the middle of the burger that is about one inch around and 1/4 inch deep to keep the burgers from puffing up in the middle as they cook. Let the patties rest while you prepare the toppings.
  • Cook the bacon using your preferred method. Oven, stovetop, airfryer, and microwave all work just fine. Once it reaches the desired degree of doneness, place the bacon on paper towels to drain and cool.
  • Cut an avocado in half, scoop the flesh into a small bowl, and mash using a fork.
  • Make the spicy sweet sriracha sauce by whisking together the sriracha, mayo, and honey in a small mixing bowl.
  • Wash the spinach and pat it dry.

Grilling the Burgers

  • Take the raw burger patties, a clean plate for the cooked burgers, a meat thermometer, and the sliced cheese to the grill.
  • The burgers are cooked medium-well over direct high heat until they reach an internal temperature of 150º, which should take about 5 – 6 minutes total. If you prefer your burgers medium, aim for 140º, while well-done calls for an internal temperature of 155º.
  • Add the cheese on top the last minute they are on the grill.
  • Place the cooked burgers on a clean plate and allow to rest 5 -for 10 minutes.

Assembling the Burgers

  • Starting with the bottom bun, add a layer of mashed avocado. Place the two strips of bacon on next, followed by the burger patty with melted cheese.
  • Moving to the top bun, apply a layer of sriracha sauce and top that with a bit of spinach.
  • Add the cheese-topped beef burger patty to the bottom bun, then add the top bun on top. Take a bite and enjoy!

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Notes

There will be extra sauce as the recipe makes about 5 ounces. It tastes great on sandwiches, salads, tacos, or even french fries (especially sweet potato fries!). If you have leftover sauce, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burgerCalories: 791kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 38gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 909mgPotassium: 789mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 739IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 4mg

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6 Comments on “25-Minute Bacon-Avocado Ground Beef Burger”

  1. Looks like 6 layers of heaven! I know my husband would adore this!! With some grilled corn it sounds like the perfect summer dinner.

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  2. Definitely singing my song with these outrageous burgers! I just did a turkey burger with sriracha aioli – and I know it was good, so this one — made with REAL BEEF and BACON — will definitely score points! Love it!

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