These beef burgers are filled with piquant pepper jack cheese, then cooked and topped with guacamole and crispy bacon.
2 large avocados, preferably Haas, peeled and pitted
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
Kosher salt, to taste
1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
2 oz. pepper jack cheese, grated
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 hamburger buns
8 bacon slices, cooked until crispy
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Place a cast-iron griddle on the grill to preheat. In a bowl, combine the avocados and lime juice and mash them together with a fork. Season with salt and stir in the cilantro. Set the guacamole aside. Divide the ground beef into eight 3-oz. portions and shape each into a ball. Using a stuffed burger press according to the manufacturer’s instructions, make 4 burgers, stuffing each with 1/2 oz. cheese. Season the burgers with salt and pepper. Place the burgers on the griddle and cook, turning once, about 4 minutes per side. Place the burgers on the buns and top each with 1/4 cup guacamole and 2 bacon slices.
Serve immediately. Serves 4.