This is the recipe for my ideal burger. A beef patty (because let's be honest, beef tastes a lot better than chicken) with sharp cheddar, buttery olive oil-y avocado, and a little lettuce and tomato for freshness. For my perfect burger, the bun must always be toasted, if only for the practical reason that it makes it sturdier and more likely to support all of the delicious ingredients inside. Do not leave out the Worcestershire sauce -- it is the secret ingredient that complements the beef perfectly, and is not to be underestimated. Make these on the grill this weekend!! Enjoy!!
MY FAVORITE BURGER (AVOCADO CHEDDAR BURGERS)
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 slices of cheddar cheese** (or cheese of your choice)
1 large tomato, sliced
4 leaves of lettuce
4 sesame seed buns, toasted
Start with the avocados. Slice each in half, remove the pit, and use a spoon to remove the avocado pulp. Mash the avocado in a small bowl with some olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef with the Worcestershire sauce and a little salt and pepper. Shape the beef in to 4 equal patties and grill for 4 minutes per side for medium doneness. If you do not have a grill, you can also cook these burgers in a large skillet on the stove. When the burgers are almost done cooking, place a piece of cheese over the top and let it melt.
Place the burgers on the the toasted buns and top with tomato, lettuce, and avocado. I like to serve this burger with my favorite side -- sweet potato fries! -- but regular fries are great here too! Makes 4 large burgers.