Easy Healthy Recipe Thursday: Summer Guacamole Hamburger (3 Servings)

It is finally summer and it is time for grilling.  This is a very healthy hamburger because the burger is homemade.   Also, there is no mayo or any fattening sauces to go with the hamburger.

This is also a perfect hamburger to be shared with your family and friends for dinner.

Remember, for every dinner dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $5 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:

1 pack lean ground beef ($6.86 CAN)

3 hamburger buns ($0.6 CAN)

1/2 small tomato ($0.50 CAN)

1/4 red onion ($0.44 CAN)

3 lettuce leaves ($0.17 CAN)

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt ($1.00 CAN)

3 tablespoons cilantro, minced ($0.05 CAN)

3 teaspoons rosemary, minced ($0.05 CAN)

3 tablespoons lemon juice ($0.50 CAN)

1 avocado, skinned ($2.00 CAN)

1/2 jalapeno, diced ($0.06 CAN)

2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.11 CAN)

3 tablespoons olive oil ($0.50 CAN)

salt and pepper to taste ($0.05 CAN)

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1)  Use your hands to mix the ground beef until ground beef becomes sticky.  Set aside.

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2) Dice part of the tomato into little squares.  Mix diced tomatoes with avocado, garlic, 1 tablespoon of cilantro, jalapeno, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, salt and pepper together. Set aside.

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3) Mix Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, rosemary and salt together. Set aside.

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4) Make ground beef into balls.  Pound ground beef balls until it gets to the shape of a burger.  Heat up pan over medium heat.  Marinate burger meat with salt, pepper and olive oil.  Place burger meat on pan when pan is hot.  Cook each side of the burger for about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside when burger meat is cooked.

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5) Heat another pan over medium-high heat.  Heat up burger buns.

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6) Spread bottom bun with guacamole.  Then top the bun with burger meat, onions, tomatoes and lettuce.  Spread top bun with herb Greek yogurt.  Serve when ready.

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I think this hamburger is best done with a grill because you would get the char marks on the burger bun, but I do not have a grill at home so I had to improvise.

Also, the guacamole gave some heat to the hamburger because there is jalapeno in there.  It is definitely different than hamburgers out there.

Ultimately, this dish costs $12.89 CAN in total, which costs $4.30 CAN per serving.  IT IS DEFINITELY CHEAPER THAN HAVING A HAMBURGER AT A RESTAURANT. 

Do you want to share your favourite hamburger recipe? Post your comments below! Till next time!

P.S. The prices were as of Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at No Frills. 

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