California Burgers

Have you made your Homemade Guacamole yet?  Well it’s time to start using it!  I already told you that I prefer my guacamole on top of sandwiches over eating it straight with chips, and my favorite food group is burgers…..So it only stands to reason that this California Burger would be one of my absolute favorite burgers!!

Why did I call them California Burgers?  I’m not exactly sure…..

California Burgers by

Almost every dish that contains avocado, get’s named “California” whatever it is.  If you have never lived in California, you may not know that guacamole and salsa are standard condiments right along side ketchup and mayonnaise!  We put it on everything. 🙂  Turkey sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, and of course Mexican food.

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and this year I am working on getting all of my basics together and posted.  This blog is actually a family cookbook for my kids, so they need the basic recipes all in one place if they want to recreate the meals that they have grown up eating. 🙂

The other great thing about this burger, it is so easy to make!  Form and season the burger patties, and cook in a large skillet or frying pan until no longer pink…..

California Burgers cook

Cover cooked patties with sharp white cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese {I like shredded}…..

California Burgers cheese

Remove from heat, and cover pan with a lid to melt the cheese…..

California Burgers cover

Toast the Hamburger buns…..

California Burgers toast

Top with the cheeseburger…..

California Burgers bun

and bacon slices…..

California Burgers bacon

and Guacamole…..

California Burgers with Guacamole

Bam…..dinner in less than 30 minutes!!  Serve with a salad, southwest sweet potato fries {coming later this week}, or tortilla chips.

Want something a little spicier?  You might want to try my Santa Fe Burgers…..

Southwest Burger

What is your favorite burger?  I am always looking for new versions to try! 😉


California Burgers

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Call them California Burgers, or call them Guacamole Burgers, either way they are delicious!


  • 1 1/2 Pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 Ounces white sharp cheddar cheese, grated (substitute Monterey Jack if you can find it :))
  • 6 - 8 Slices uncured, nitrate free, thick-sliced bacon
  • guacamole
  • lettuce and tomato
  • homemade hamburger buns


Divide ground beef and form burger patties. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook burgers until no longer pink.
Sprinkle with grated cheese, and cover pan with a lid to melt the cheese.
Toast hamburger buns, then top with cheeseburger, bacon slices, guacamole, lettuce and tomato.

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  1. says

    I love a California burger, although I usually make them with ground turkey and skip the bacon. Guacamole is so terrific.. it is working its way East I’m happy to report. I’m seeing it more and more, which is good news for us!
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  2. says

    Looks wonderful! I LOVE Guacamole, too……I’ve never made it tho…..will be searching your recipe….we tease Stella and tell her we almost named her ‘Guacamole’! She doesn’t think that’s funny…haha
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  3. says

    This looks amazing, Lisa, and I love avocado slices or guac on burgers. Grass-fed beef makes the best burgers, and we even had that same bacon last week. Pinning so that I remember to make this next time I we have bacon! 🙂
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