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Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburgers with Smashed Avocado

These colossal cheeseburgers are unbelievably tender and juicy inside, with plenty of cheese and bacon on the outside. A simple smashed avocado mixture adds a perfect fresh finishing touch!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 8 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • SMASHED AVOCADO:
  • 3 medium ripe avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 8 hamburger buns for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Shape meat into 8 patties and make a dent in the center of each one.
  • Grill hamburgers over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally until meat registers 180F. During last 5 minutes of cooking, top each hamburger with mozzarella slices and cook until melted. Transfer burgers to a plate and wrap each one in slices of bacon. Set aside for a moment while you prepare the smashed avocado.
  • In a medium bowl, mash all avocado ingredients until combined (mixture will still be slightly chunky)
  • Assemble the burgers: Place a bacon-wrapped hamburger on each bun and generously top with smashed avocado mixture. Serve hamburgers immediately after assembling.

Notes

Hamburgers are best if eaten immediately after assembling.