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Gourmet Bacon Avocado Ground beef burger recipe

  • Author: Catherine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x


A delicious homemade bacon avocado grilled ground beef burger. An EPIC gourmet burger.



  • Brioche buns – 4 x Buns sliced
  • Ground beef 600g (4 x 150g patties)
  • Edam Cheese slices – x 4
  • Lettuce – 1 x whole lettuce of choice
  • Beef tomato – 1 x finely slice
  • Avocado – 1 finely sliced
  • Fresh Smoked bacon rashers – x 8
  • Large red onion – 1 x sliced
  • Vegetable oil for sautéing


  1. Pre-heat your oven grill/broiler. Place the bacon rashes onto an oven rack, add a drip oven tray to the bottom also to collect the excess fat. Grill at a low heat for 6-8 minutes until crispy.

  2. Pre-heat a skillet or frying pan to a high heat, do not add any oil yet. Also, pre heat a gridle pan for the brioche burger buns or alternatively toast on top of a toaster.

  3. Shape the beef burger patties using your hands, they should be approximately 1 inch thick. Place the burgers onto a plate. Then use your thumb and apply pressure to dent a small dip in the centre of the burgers, this ensures the burger remains flat whilst sautéing in a pan.

  4. Prepare all the burger toppings so you are ready to assemble as soon as the beef patties are ready. Lightly grill/toast the sliced brioche buns

  5. Add a generous amount of oil to line the skillet, then immediately add in 1 or two patties maximum. The oil will be extremely hot/ Smoky so take care when doing so. Season the top side of the burgers with a pinch of salt pepper and garlic powder. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side, add additional time for a well-done burger. Ensure to season the over side of the burger once flipped over. The burger should have a dark brown crust on either side to achieve maximum char-grilled style flavour.

    raw burger in skillet cookingbeef burger patty cooking in the cast iron skillet

  6. Place a slice of cheese on the burger whilst the patty is still in the skillet. Now turn off the stove, the cheese will melt with the residual heat in the pan/skillet.


  7. Now assemble your gourmet burger stack! I like to start with the base of the grilled brioche, Ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, the burger Pattie, avocado, bacon and then top with the over half of the brioche bun.


Recipe Notes

  • Use kitchen scales to weigh out the patties to ensure same size and even cooking times
  • Cheese – you can use your preferred cheese of choice edam is quite mild in strength, a cheddar cheese or American style cheese would equally work quite well.
  • Cooking the burger patties – the pan/skillet gets extremely smoky so ensure your kitchen extractor fan is turned on or open a window.
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gourmet, Bacon, Avocado, Ground beef, burger, recipe