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Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Crema

My Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Crema are significantly leaner than traditional burgers but are packed with flavor.

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 401 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle in adobo + 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Avocado crema:

  • 1 Haas avocado
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Oil for brushing the grill rack
  • 2 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese (like Cabot brand), shredded
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Mix the ground beef, onion, garlic, chipotles, adobo sauce, ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper together. Be careful not to overwork the meat. Form into patties, making an indentation in the center of each burger so that they will cook evenly.
  3. Mix all of the avocado crema ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the burger patties on the rack and cook 4-5 minutes on each side for medium. Place the cheese on the patties during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly during the last minute of grilling.
  5. To assemble the burgers, place a cheese-topped patty on each bun bottom and top with a slice of tomato and ¼ of the avocado crema. Add bun tops and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 165
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.3g28%
Saturated Fat 5.8g36%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Protein 32.9g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.