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!

"The Six Dollar" Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger - insanely delicious!

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).

"The Six Dollar" Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger - insanely delicious!

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?! 

"The Six Dollar" Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger - insanely delicious!

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! 😉

"The Six Dollar" Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger - insanely delicious!

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.

Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger


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.

For reals.

Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger


I hope this inspires you to pick up some California Avocados and have a fun, “End of Summer BBQ Bash” of your own!

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Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger

Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger is must for your next BBQ, it's a burger packed with flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 741 kcal
Author: Shawn


For the Burger Patty:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground chorizo sausage, removed from casings if necessary

For the Spicy Guacamole:

  • 3 large California Avocados
  • 1/3 cup finely diced purple onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste

For the Chipotle Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 to 2 tsp milk

Other toppings for burgers:

  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Crispy thick cut bacon
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • 8 Hamburger Buns


To make the patties:

  • Combine the ground beef and chorizo in a large bowl and work with your hands until it's completely mixed together. Use your hands to form the meat into 8 equal size burger patties. Season with salt and pepper and grill over medium heat until cooked to your desired doneness.

To make the Spicy Guacamole:

  • Remove the peel and pit from the avocados and place in a medium size bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork until you've reached your desired consistency. Add the remaining ingredients for the guacamole to the bowl. *Remove the seeds from the chipotle chili pepper to reduce the heat of the guacamole, or add more peppers to increase the heat.
  • Stir the guacamole ingredients together, taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

To make the Chipotle Mayo:

  • Combine the mayo and chipotle chili pepper in a blender or food processor (remove seeds to reduce heat) and add 1 tsp of milk, blend until smooth, adding more milk if needed to make the mayo a little thinner.

To Assemble:

  • Spread the chipotle mayo on both the top and bottom bun, layer on lettuce, tomato slices, guacamole, grilled hamburger, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Enjoy!


Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 30.3g | Fat: 52.7g | Cholesterol: 116.9mg | Sodium: 1326.3mg | Sugar: 4.9g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 20mg
Keywords: Bacon, Guacamole, Hamburger, Spicy
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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. 

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
17 Responses
  1. averagebetty

    Wow! Beautiful photos! Perfect combination — A B C — Avocado Bacon and Chipotle! Love the kick of chorizo in the beef too! YUM!!

  2. Carla

    I’m slowly coming around to liking avocados. Since it sounds like A LOT of flavor in these burgers (plus hello, bacon!), I think I may venture out of my comfort zone and make these 🙂

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I eat california avocados EVERYDAY fo’ realz, so this is TOTALLY my jam! Bacon and avocado? Not much gets better! Pinned!

  4. sue/the view from great island

    Wow does this look good! I used to have an actual avocado tree in the backyard of our last house, I miss it so much.

  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I can’t tell you how much I miss California avocados!!!!!! I guess I need to mail-order them. They’re just not the same where I live near Tahoe now. This burger looks insanely awesome.

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    First of all, this burger looks so crazy good! It’s been a long time since I had guacamole on a burger and now I am craving it! PS: The avocado bowl is so cool!

  7. Toni |

    Shawn I love this recipe. My only regret is after looking at all your mouthwatering photos that I don’t have all the ingredients to make them right now! I also did not know avocados could be frozen!

  8. Kim Beaulieu

    Oh man, I love everything about this post. Grilling….burgers…avocados. It’s pure heaven. I love your setup for the party too. My grills and smoker are on a small deck and it totally annoys me that I don’t have room for more tables and stuff. May have to move it all back to the patio.

    I’m allergic to mayo but I’m thinking I could swap greek yogurt for it. I must make this. Now.

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Amaaaazing pictures, girl! Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s needs to hire YOU to do their commercials and cover shoots!

  10. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Ok, first…I want what dreams are made of (this burger). And second…you put Chipotle chili peppers on that burger. Girl, you KNOW that is so much bigger than what dreams are made of. 🙂 You are SO speaking my language with this burger, I think I’m going to PIN IT on every single board I have (yes, even the dessert ones), because who doesn’t love spicy guacamole? I’m hearing breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert all over that! Pinned!!!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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