A Green Chile and Avocado-Mayo Burger on Memorial Day

Memorial Day, is a day set aside where we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. So how do we honor them? Cities and towns, large and small, across the United States, host a variety of events on this day such as parades and handing out of miniature U.S. flags. Sometimes family members decorate the graves of former family service-members with flowers and flags, in memory of their service, commitment, and dedication. Sometimes members of the military and veteran organizations are invited to take part in these events. So if you have a flag remember to fly it proudly on this day in honor of all the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Unofficially, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer and with it comes the summer ritual of outdoor cooking. Memorial Day is the time to dust off your grill and spark it up for some good ol’ grilling with family and friends. Our family is no different, we too love to grill and you can bet we will be gearing up for the big day. With it comes the cornucopia of salads and side dishes, cerveza, desserts, and of course the infamous grilled burgers. This year we wanted to showcase a new favorite, the green chile and avocado mayo burger. It has a little bit of old America and a little bit of our Mexican heritage all wrapped up in a tall heap of yumminess.

So as we gather together this Memorial Day we would like to say “Thank you!” to all the men and women who once served and gave their lives so we could have the freedoms we share in today. Thank you to each of you who currently serve in the U.S. military, we appreciate your sacrifice and commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

How will you celebrate Memorial Day?


Green Chile and Avocado-Mayo Burger

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 Burgers


2 Anaheim chile peppers
3 pounds ground beef
Juice of ½ lime
2 avocados
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
8 large sesame seed buns


Roast the Anaheim chile peppers, peel, stem, seed, cut into strips, and set aside.

Cut the two avocados in half; remove the pit, spoon out the avocado into a bowl. Add the lime juice, mayonnaise, and mash until you have a creamy avocado mayo for spreading. Add salt to taste.

Make 6 to 8 hamburger patties with the hamburger meat. Salt and pepper each side.

Place on the grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 4 minutes or until desired doneness.

While hamburgers are grilling butter the inside of the hamburger buns and place on the grill to toast.

Written by Veronica / Photos by Veronica

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10 Responses to “A Green Chile and Avocado-Mayo Burger on Memorial Day”

  1. 1
    M. Alicia — May 25, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    YUM! Now I know what we will be having on Monday! :)

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 3:30 am

      I hope you had a chance to try this yummy burger!

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    Rachel Candelaria — May 25, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Wow.. that looks great.. I just had burgers last night for dinner, but I could eat one of those again tonight! happy memorial day.

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 3:31 am

      Did you have a chance to try out this luscious mountain of creaminess? Caution, you can’t eat just one…

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    Steve — May 26, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    Ymmmm…. I would take one of these over an In-N-Out, Tommy’s, or Five Guys burger anyday! It was delicious! The combination of juicy beef, long green chile’s and MuyBueno guacamole is amazing!

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    Flavors of the Sun — May 26, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    What a perfect Mexican twist to a Memorial Day classic. Thank you!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 3:33 am

      Remember to keep the Avocado Mayo hidden or else it disappers before it finds the burger bun. Keep on grillin’.

  5. 5

    What an awesome burger! I made something similar for #SundaySupper Memorial Day favorites with a green chili sauce but now that I’m seeing your post, I’m beginning to think that I should’ve added guac!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 3rd, 2012 @ 3:34 am

      It’s alllll good! I’m sure yours was just as tasty…let us know how you like the added lusciousness of the avocado mayo.

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    festus — May 21, 2015 @ 6:10 am

    Okay i didn’t know the Avocado tree in my backyard can make lots of recipes. So going to make lots of this

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