It seems that Summer is coming to a close and I’m not sure how that’s possible, as I’m pretty sure I just got done ringing in the New Year.
I’m not going to let this summer go without throwing a fantastic end of summer BBQ bash, and I think you should do the same. With a special thanks to California Avocados, I’m sharing some of my favorite avocado BBQ dishes, including this new Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger!
It’s no surprise that I love those creamy California Avocados, but when I added some chipotle chili peppers to my guacamole, my love intensified.
Holy smokes guys. This burger is what dreams are made of. My husband said it was the best burger he’s ever had.
I’d have to agree with him. (You can control the spice of the guac by using more or less of the chipotle chili peppers, so make it your own and don’t fear the heat).
Just imagine how much fun it will be when you throw your own backyard bash to finish off the summer!
Here are some of the dishes that I used:
Shrimp Taco Bites – always a crowd favorite!
Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad – I added some crumbled feta this time… superb!
Mexican Grilled Corn – is there really any other way to eat grilled corn?!
Have you ever picked up some California Avocados and realized they weren’t ripe yet? Want to know a trick to quicken their ripening time?
To ripen a California avocado, place the fruit in a paper bag with an apple for two to five days at room temperature (apples accelerate the process by giving off ethylene, a ripening agent). When the avocados yield to gentle pressure, they are ready!
If you have too many ripe avocados and can’t use them fast enough, then use my tutorial on How to Freeze an Avocado to preserve them for up to 5 months!
Don’t worry guys, I’ve got you covered when it comes to avocados! 😉
There are a few components to the Spicy Guacamole Burger that are necessity.
I made a chipotle mayo (which is super simple), as well as my spicy guacamole. But then there are things like pickled jalapeños, crispy thick cut bacon, and cheddar cheese that are really going to take your burger to the next level.
Even the burger itself is sporting some spice. I combined ground beef with ground chorizo sausage to make the burger patties. It’s a delicious combo that should happen every time you make burgers.
I hope this inspires you to pick up some California Avocados and have a fun, “End of Summer BBQ Bash” of your own!
Disclosure: I am honored to have a long term, compensated relationship as a brand ambassador for California Avocados. All opinions expressed are my own! For more great recipes featuring California Avocados, be certain to visit the recipe section of their website.