While most people think of south of our border as great Mexican food, I think of north of Mexico as great Tex-Mex food. This burger is a bit trickier to eat, but is definitely worth the time to figure out how to finagle the tortilla. Next time we are thinking of getting smaller tortillas or just using a cookie cutter to get the right size. The guacamole had incredible flavor and texture, and had you licking your fingers and the plate clean!
RECIPE: North of Mexico Burger
Makes 2 Servings
Mortar and Pestle
3 cloves Garlic
2 Slices Bacon
Pepper Relish/Green Salsa
1) While I prepared the guacamole, my husband prepared the beef patties. He ground the beef with about 2 slices of bacon and then formed patties from the mixture.
2) For the guacamole, mince about a third of an onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Place them in the mortar.
3) Skin and pit the avocado and add it to the onion and garlic.
4) Season with some cumin, paprika, cilantro, a splash of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt.
5) Use the pestle to grind together the guacamole. Taste and adjust seasoning based on preference.
6) Right before you grill the burgers, sprinkle with a bit of salt and freshly ground pepper.
7) Warm the tortillas either on the grill or on a hot cast iron pan.
8) Serve the burgers on top of the tortillas with a layer of pepper relish/green salsa, and then a mound of guacamole.
You can clearly see the layer of pepper relish/green salsa between the burger and the guacamole. I made the relish/salsa over the summer, and it complimented the guacamole amazingly. The tortilla bun still needed some work, but it was a great first try!