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4.5 from 2 votes

Avocado Bacon Burgers

Avocado and spinach pack some nutritional punch into this hamburger, so you can feel good about serving it to your family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 688kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 3 wedges spreadable light Swiss cheese (like the kind by The Laughing Cow)
  • 2 avocados (mashed)
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 extra lean hamburger patties (for best results use Certified Angus Beef® to make the patties)
  • 4 slices center cut bacon
  • 1 large tomato (sliced into 4 thick slices)
  • 1 handful iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach (shredded)
  • 4 hamburger buns (use whole grain and/or light buns if you choose)

Instructions

  • Peel and mash avocados.
  • Place the wedges of spreadable Swiss cheese on a microwave-safe plate and soften by heating in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds
  • Finely chop the cilantro or run through the food processor to yield about 2 tablespoons.
  • Combine the avocados, spreadable Swiss cheese, cilantro and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cook the hamburger patties as desired (grill, oven, or stovetop).
  • While the hamburger patties are cooking, place the bacon slices on a paper towel, cover with another paper towel, and microwave until crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Combine the shredded lettuce and shredded spinach in a separate small bowl.
  • Assemble burgers by placing the cooked hamburger patty on the bottom half of a bun, then spread about ¼ of the avocado mixture, then layer the bacon, tomato, shredded lettuce/spinach blend and the top half of the bun.

Nutrition

Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 4.4mg