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Whole30 Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

03.22.16

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! We love this whole30 approved recipe for a quick & easy emergency meal! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i make a lot of promises on this blog.  I’m aware.  and I’m not sorry about it.  and i won’t apologize for it.  because I’m PASSIONATE.  and i truly believe it, every time i tell you something is the best thing I’ve ever made. (aka pretty much in every recipe).

but like, just trust me.  this is the ONLY burger recipe you’ll ever need in your life.  EVER.  its a bold statement given my past declarations related to burgers.  but i stand by it.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! i got bored putting the bacon on top of my burgers... so i mixed it INTO these burgers! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

I’ll never forget feeling like I’d reached my peak recipe, when i threw together those buffalo bacon burgers for my first whole30.

I’d happily, easily, and in full confidence declared them the BEST burger I’d ever had.  (and so did Frankie)

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! my boyfriend declared this... his favorite thing i make. BIG WORDS around this place! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

readers/friends/family made the burgers and told me how in love they were.  they sent pictures and instagrammed them and just downright made me feel great about it.

i loved how much you guys shared my love for those burgers because… they’re just downright GOOD. and simple.  and whole30 approved.  and it just doesn’t get much better than that.  or so i thought…

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! my boyfriend declared this... his favorite thing i make. BIG WORDS around this place! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

but we might have a burger battle.  it’s garlic bacon avocado vs. buffalo bacon pineapple.  WHO COMES OUT ON TOP??

well, first let’s dive into whyyyyy these garlic bacon avocado beauties came into my life.

these burgers came about from a few failed attempts at another whole30 a month or so back.  It was during Frankie’s busy season, so i was home alone almost every night and i was just bored.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! my boyfriend declared this... his favorite thing i make. a super quick, easy, & delicious recipe that freezes easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i love bacon burgers.  i love garlic.  and i just thought to myself… why not throw them together and see what happens.  Originally, i wanted to use tessemae’s roasted garlic because YUM. but mine was expired… so i decided I’d “crush” up some fresh garlic with my garlic plate (?) does this thing even have a name?  all i know is its the best $10 I’ve spent at art festival in my hometown.  SO worth it.  using crushed garlic really lets the flavor disburse, if you ask me (not that anyone is actually asking).  but if you can’t find crushed or don’t have a garlic crusher, mincing is a good alternative!

the same principle of flavor dispersion applies in relation to why i ground up the bacon.  its really just science.  flavor science.  its. just. worth. it. TRUST ME.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! my boyfriend declared this... his favorite thing i make. BIG WORDS around this place! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i was also on an avocado kick which is a little strange for me.  I’m weird about avocados.  i love the taste but half the time i can’t get on board with the texture.  they have to be mashed.  I’m strange.  I KNOW.  i couldn’t tell you why… i just feel like soft chunks are a weird combo.  I’d rather mash it up and get a smooth texture i don’t need to chew.  omg i think that’s it. i HATE chewing avocado.  i can’t get over that.  you guys you’ve solved it!

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! avocado really steals the show here! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

anywho – for these burgers i just serve them with sliced avocado (because it’s way prettier) and mash them up on my plate when i go to eat the burger.  It’s like having avocado frosting.  is that a thing?  can we make it a thing?  it’s now a thing.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! my boyfriend declared this... his favorite thing i make. BIG WORDS around this place (and totally whole30 to boot)! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

I’ve made the recipe several times since its entrance into my kitchen and it’s perfect EVERY time.  its really hard to mess it up, so I’m not surprised to be honest.  and, just like its counterpart the buffalo bacon burger… they’re perfect for freezing!  I shape the patties and wrap them in small sheets of wax paper and place them in plastic bags for freezer life.  it’s been a great timesaver and a perfect addition to my whole30 survival kit (as an emergency meal).

i made the burgers for Frankie a few weeks ago… and he was obsessed.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! Its so dreamy and gorgeous paired with a quick veggie side. We love this whole30 approved recipe for a quick & easy emergency meal! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i didn’t realized HOW obsessed, until we went out to dinner with my dad.  Frankie was asked what his favorite thing that I make is.  i promptly guessed that his favorites would be my pulled pork and the buffalo bacon burger.  he shocked me by quietly saying “i actually think i like that new burger more than the buffalo one…”

i couldn’t believe it.

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! We love this whole30 approved recipe for a quick & easy emergency meal! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

as for me?  UGH I’m so torn.  i think they’re equally good for different moods.  and i think it would be unfair to chooseeeee. so I’m going to stick with the parental answer, “i love both my burgers equally.”

NOW GO MAKE THEM!

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger recipe! We love this whole30 approved recipe for a quick & easy emergency meal on our whole30 menus! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

Whole30 Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers
 
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Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 1¼ lb ground beef
  • ½ lb bacon (look for a paleo brand & check ingredients!)
  • 6 large cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 avocado
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor, pulse the bacon strips until they are ground. (if you don't have a food processor - i own and love this one and this one, I've also owned and loved this one. If you're not in the market for one, you could also freeze the bacon for 10 minutes or so and use a sharp knife to cut the bacon into tiny pieces)
  2. Crush or mince the garlic and place in a large bowl. Add the ground beef and bacon into the bowl. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the meat. Using your hands, combine the meats, garlic, and seasoning until well disbursed.
  3. Divide the meat into ¼ pound sections and shape into patties.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet (or a frying pan) to medium/high heat. Once the skillet is heated, add the patties in batches and sear for about 3-4 minutes per side (i heat my burgers to medium).
  5. Serve with a few avocado slices on top of each burger!
Notes
Much like with my buffalo bacon burgers, these are perfect for individual freezing in case of emergencies (especially for a whole30 emergency meal). Simply defrost the day you want to eat them, or cook them frozen adding more time (around 5-6 minutes I'd say) to cooking in the skillet.

 

Garlic Bacon Burgers topped with delicious avocado slices! We love this whole30 approved recipe for a quick & easy emergency meal! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

I’m not opposed to a burger taste test/cook off!  who’s in to come over and eat one of each and place a vote?!  (or you guys just go for a burger competition at home and let me know what burger comes out on top!)

Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen

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