RECIPES: Recipe Details
Tex Mex Chipotle Burger with bacon and guacamole
I was born in San Antonio and raised in Houston. The Hispanic population is very important in Texas and this burger embraces two types of cuisine. I love using a tortilla wrap instead of a bun because it holds in all the great ingredients.
2 California avocados
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup roma tomato, finely diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
12 slices bacon
1 pound ground chuck
1 pound ground sirloin
3 tablespoons TABASCO® Chipotle Pepper Sauce
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup Sutter Home Zinfandel
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 slices Chipotle cheddar cheese
6 10 inch jalapeño cheddar tortilla wrap
6 slices vine ripened tomatoes
3 red onion slices (sliced paper thin and separated into rings)
1 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Peel and dice avocados and place in a medium bowl. Add lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 cup red onion, roma tomato and cilantro, mixing gently. Cover and keep cool.
Preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Heat a large, heavy nonstick fire-proof skillet on the grill. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
In a large bowl place ground chuck and ground sirloin. Add TABASCO® Chipotle Pepper Sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, and Sutter Home Zinfandel. Gently mix and form into 6 large patties.
Brush grill with vegetable oil. Grill the patties on a medium-hot grill about 5 minutes per side, or until done to preference. During the last 3 minutes, place the slices of Chipotle cheddar cheese on the patties to melt. (close grill lid for easier melting). Also while cooking patties, heat tortilla wraps. Place on grill until softened, being careful not to burn. (If you have individual burners on your grill, use a lower setting than the burgers.)
To assemble burgers, place patty, tomato slice, a few onion rings, 2 slices bacon, a large dollop of guacamole on one side of the wrap and a handful of cilantro, and fold the wrap around the burger. Serve.
* I used Bush baked beans