Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Jim could happily eat hamburgers any time, all the time.  While I love a nice juicy cheeseburger with all the toppings if I ate that every day I would be at the gym way more than I would care to be.  So, we very often opt for just lean burgers with no cheese – extra ketchup and maybe some onion soup mix or grilled onions mixed in.

While I do eat them happily, a burger like that isn’t my first choice.  So when I saw this recipe for Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole, I knew we could switch up our burger eating ways.  While the all-beef burger has not gone away in our house, we have a new addition to our burger mix.  And this is my type of burger (add some bacon and you have perfection:-).)  Jim loves it, too.

This burger has everything I like.  Heat, cheesiness (without being too cheesy), some smoky flavor from the grill, spice, saltiness and Guacamole!  In my opinion you cannot leave off the guac on this one because it just brings this whole sandwich together.  As a matter of fact if I can’t find a ripe avocado I will probably wait on this one and just have a hamburger….but that’s just me.  And I am definitely adding a few slices of bacon next time, too:-).


Source: What’s Gaby Cooking (If you want to find some amazing avocado recipes beyond the guac check out Gaby’s blog!)


Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole
  • 1 /12 lbs Ground Chicken
  • ½ cup chopped onion (I have used green and yellow onions)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Guacamole
  • Sandwich Rolls

  1. Combine chicken and next 8 ingredients. Form into 4-5 patties.
  2. Cook burgers over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes per side.
  3. Serve burgers with a good serving of Guacamole
  4. Enjoy!


Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter

Want a fun way to cook salmon?  This was so yummy and the citrus butter is great on lots of different things….veggies, bread, a spoon…..

This technique is nice because the salmon cooks right on the orange slices and you don’t have to worry about the fish sticking to the grates.

This great recipe comes from Everyday Food magazine.


Grilled Salmon with oranges

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter
  • Oil
  • Fish – we used a little over a pound of salmon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sliced citrus – we used oranges
  • Fresh herbs – we used cilantro
  • Flavored butter (below)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange guice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  1. Set up grill for indirect cooking and heat to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill.
  2. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange sliced citrus on cooler side of grill and top with some fresh herbs and fish; dab flavored butter on fish. Cover and cook until fish is opaque in center. We cooked our fish skin side up for ten minutes and then flipped for another 15 or so minutes.
  4. To make the citrus butter, mash together butter, grated orange zest, fresh orange juice, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and salt.


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