Bacon-Avocado Burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
We like to think of this as the Big Daddy of burgers: it’s got everything to love on a burger all in one bite.
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Dinner


  • 80% lean ground beef
  • adobo sauce
  • aged white cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • beefsteak tomato
  • chili powder
  • chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • For the Burgers:
  • For the Chipotle Mayonnaise:
  • fresh lime juice
  • Garlic Powder
  • ground black pepper
  • ground cumin
  • Hass avocado
  • Mayonnaise
  • onion rolls
  • Red onion
  • Salt
  • Smoked Paprika


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice, and paprika in a small bowl
  2. Cook the bacon and set aside.
  3. Make the burgers: combine the beef, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Gently mix to combine, taking care that you do not overwork the beef. Form the mixture into four patties about 1/2 inch thick and press your thumb down in the center of each burger to form a depression. (This helps the burgers cook more evenly).
  4. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat until hot. Add the patties and cook 4 minutes. Turn the burgers over and top each with a slice of cheese
  5. Place roll bottoms onto each of 4 plates. Top each with a tomato slice, patty, onion slice, 4 slices avocado, and 1 bacon slice. Spread the cut side of the top half of each roll with the mayonnaise and set atop the burger and serve.