Grilled Avocado BLT Burger

Serves: 6


Caramalized Chipotle Onions

1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
1 Tbsp. beef broth
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar

Point Reyes Blue Cheese Spread

6 1/2 oz. light garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese
4 oz. Point Reyes blue cheese or other favorite blue cheese, crumbled


1 lb. ground chuck
1 lb. ground sirloin
2/7 cup minced sweet onion
1/4 cup Zinfandel
3 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano, thyme, and basil (any combination)
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
1 1/2 tsp. spicy seasoned salt
As needed Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
12 Fresh California Avocado Slices
As needed Balsamic vinegar, for brushing on the avocado slices
As needed Spicy seasoned salt, for sprinkling on the avocado slices
12 pre-cooked bacon slices
6 soft Kaiser rolls, split
6 romaine lettuce leaves
6 large tomato slices (1/4-inch thick)

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Peak California Avocado season generally is spring-summer. Look for California on the label to ensure you are selecting fresh avocados grown close to home. For more recipes visit