Cabo Beach Burgers.

The Swap theme this time around was another Blogger’s Choice.  I was assigned Sweet Beginnings, which was awesome since I’ve had my eye on a bunch of Jaida’s recipes for a while now.  Sadly though, the Husby has been out of town for the past two weeks (which is our time frame for the swap) so I had to choose something that would be easily adaptable for one.

I typically have a really hard time cooking for just myself when DH is away.  It’s so much easier to just pick up something prepared at the grocery store or place a call for delivery.  But this week was different.  After gorging myself on all the delicious food in Seattle at BlogHer Food this weekend, I was determined to get in the kitchen and take control of what I was eating.

I found some ground beef in the freezer so off I went to search the site for a great recipe.  I loved the sound of this burger, and it turned out that I was only missing one ingredient so I just made an easy substitution!  So while the Fruitaholic dined on some avocado, blueberries and bacon (this child’s eating habits are quite interesting), I happily munched away on my burger.

The creamy avocado provided a nice contrast against the crisp bacon, and the flavor of the patty was out of this world.  I didn’t want to buy a full container of chipotle mayo so I mixed a chopped chipotle pepper and a bit of its sauce into some greek yogurt instead of mayo.  I also mixed some of the chipotle pepper and cilantro into the ground beef as well.  What can I say?  I like things spicy!

And speaking of BlogHer Food, I was lucky to meet the fine folks over at Ziplist.  The Erins were incredibly nice and welcoming and I thank them for allowing me to crash their party!  Ziplist allows you to save a recipe to your recipe box and even create a shopping list to take with you to the grocery store, so make sure to head over and check them out.  They have a database full of thousands of recipes from your favorite bloggers and food sites.  It’s free so what do you have to lose?!

I have much more to tell you about BlogHer Food in the near future but for now, tell me:  What do you think of the new formatting here on TJOC?

Cabo Beach Burgers

Serving Size: 4 Burgers


  • 1 Lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Chipotle in Adobo, seeded and chopped + 1 Tbsp. Sauce,
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt (or Lite Mayonnaise)
  • 1 Chipotle in Adobo, seeded and chopped + 1 Tbsp. Sauce
  • 4 Slices Bacon, cooked
  • 4 Slices Pepper Jack Cheese (I shredded about a cup)
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped


Heat your grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.

In a medium bowl, combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, chipotle and sauce and cilantro. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Cook for 4-6 minutes per side to your desired amount of doneness.

While the burgers are cooking, combine the yogurt/mayo and chipotle and mix well. Set aside.

Toast the buns. Spread the sauce on the bottom bun. Assemble the burgers in the following order: bottom bun, patty, cheese, avocado slices, 2 half strips of bacon, cilantro, top bun.

Source -

Slightly adapted from Sweet Beginnings

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6 responses to “Cabo Beach Burgers.

  1. Ohhhh these burgers look so good!

  2. I loved these burgers! Glad you enjoyed it and YAY for the add-in of chipotles!!

  3. I need a burger. Now.

  4. They look really good.

    I do like the new formatting; is that the Ziplist of which you speak?

  5. Creamy avocado and crisp bacon is one of my most favorite food combinations ever! This burger sounds amazing. And I totally agree, cooking for one can be a pain!

    I’ll have to look into Ziplist!

  6. Oh my. I can almost picture taking a big bite of that burger. Yum!!!

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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