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Raise the Roof Tamale Burger with Avocado Salsa Spread

Raising the Roof Burger is a unique burger that is slightly spicy. That is why it is called it is "Raising the Roof". It is created to resemble a hot tamale, however it is a burger. It has the flavors and seasoning of a hot tamale. That is why the cornmeal bun is selected. I hope that you enjoy this burger as much as my friends and family.

Ingredients 

Ingredients Avocado Salsa Spread
4 avocados, mashed
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
2 garlic clove, finely chopped
½ lime juice
½ lemon juice
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Patties
2 pound ground chuck roast
3 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup beef broth
¼ cup tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped finely
4 large garlic cloves
2 jalapenos, chopped finely
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoon dry Chile ancho
2 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoons salt pepper
Olive oil spray
Cornmeal Buns
½ cup melted butter, to spread on buns
Shredded Romaine Lettuce
2 large tomatoes, sliced
Sliced red onions
8 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
*Avocado Salsa Spread (use on both bun halves)
1 can sliced Black olives

Instructions 

Directions Preheat a gas grill to medium-high or prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill. To make avocado salsa spread, add avocados in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add red onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, sea salt and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to serve. To make patties, combine; add beef, olive oil, beef broth, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro in a large bowl; mix throughly. Add chile ancho, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper; mix thoroughly. Rub a small amount of olive oil on hand to prevent meat from sticking to hands. Divide into 8 equal parts and form into patties to fit the buns. Spray grill rack with olive oil spray. Place patties at least 3 inches apart; cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Turn patties over and continue to grill continue until your desired doneness is achieved. During the last 2 minutes of cooking your burgers, brush buns with melted butter. Place buns inside down and cook until edges are golden brown, which is lightly toasted. To assemble burgers, place the bottom on the bun on a plate and spread with guacamole salsa spread. Place lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pepper jack cheese, and patty. Top burger with more avocado salsa and black olives; place top of the bun on burger. Makes 8 burgers