California Burger with Avocado Relish

California Burger
This is just fun. I felt like doing a completely different burger, so I let my good friend, Jeremy, and my brother-in-law Brian (both have lived in California) inspire me. I did some research and BAM – California Burger was born.

I kept the hamburger meat simple and only flavored with the basics: Salt & Pepper, garlic, onion.

Apparently to be a true California burger you must use Monterrey Jack. So I did that. You also need avocado. So I did that too – with an extraordinary flare by making avocado relish. YUM.

And, um, that’s pretty much it.  But still – BAM – I give you our California Burger.

California Burger

A great burger is topped with Monterey Jack and Avocado to make a classic burger.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -5 burgers
Calories 442 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Sliced Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For Avocado Relish

  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1/2 shallot
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix spices with the ground beef.
  • Make into about 5 patties.
  • Set up your grill for direct cooking - high temp.
  • Cook burgers for about 5 minutes on each side at a grill temp of at least 350, until the internal temperature is 150 - medium well.
  • Two minutes before finishing the burger, place 2 slices of Monterrey Jack cheese on burger and close lid to melt cheese.
  • Place on bun and top with avocado relish.
Keyword Avocado Burger

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