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Aztec Chorizo Burger with Oaxaca Cheese, Tomato and Guacamole
The Aztec were an ancient Mexican civilization. The name for the Aztec Chorizo Burger is representative of old Mexican flavors: chorizo, Oaxaca cheese, guacamole. The colors of the toppings are also the colors of the Mexican flag; with the white Oaxaca cheese, the green guacamole and the red tomatoes. The burger's unique taste combined with the colorful toppings will satisfy and please the hungriest Aztec warrior or princess.
Guacamole 3 Avocadoes
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
½ teaspoon Garlic salt
Aztec Chorizo Patties:
2 pounds ground Beef Chuck Roast
9 ounces Pork Chorizo
½ cup finely chopped Vidalia Sweet Onion
¼ cup finely chopped fresh Cilantro
3 teaspoons Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Hot Sauce with Lime
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil for grill rack
18 ounces whole milk
Goat Cheese (in 3 ounce slices)
6 Honey Wheat Keiser Buns
12 one-quarter inch slices of medium-size, ripe, red tomatoes
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. To make the guacamole, remove the meat from the avocadoes and place in a mixing bowl. Reserve the 3 seeds for later. Sprinkle the chopped garlic and garlic salt on the avocado and mash together with a masher until ingredients have mixed thoroughly and yet the mixture is slightly chunky. Place the seeds in the guacamole to prevent discoloration. Cover and refrigerate. To make the patties, combine the chuck and chorizo in a large mixing bowl. Add the following ingredients by sprinkling each of them onto the meat mixture covering evenly: onion, cilantro, sea salt, Spanish paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and Frank’s hot sauce with lime. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compaction, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Form the portions into patties to fit the buns. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, until done to preference, 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium. During the final 2 minutes of grilling the patties, add the cheese evenly on top of the burgers allowing the cheese to become slightly melted. Place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the grill rack to toast lightly. When the patties are cooked, cheese slightly melted, and the buns are toasted lightly, remove from the grill. To assemble the burgers, place the burgers onto the bottom of the buns. On each burger, place a sixth of the guacamole, and 2 tomato slices. Add the bun tops and serve. Makes 6, scrumptious burgers.
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