Reverse Seared Burger

with Habanero Mango Salsa


5 Min


15 MIN



A reverse seared burger is the wonderful and satisfying combination of a smoked burger and seared burger all in one. Topped with grilled avocado and fresh habanero mango salsa. It's just bursting with flavor! If you would like to learn more about how to make the best burger read the Book of Burger from our BBQ Bible.


1 small Habanero pepper, diced

1 small mango, diced

1 small onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 tomatillos, peeled and diced

12-15 grape tomatoes, cut in fourths

1/2 fresh lime

2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced

4-5 avocados, halved and pitted

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 lime

2 pounds ground beef

Salt and pepper

Hamburger buns

Cheese, sliced

Bacon, cooked (optional)

4-5 avocados, halved and pitted

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 lime


Reverse Seared Burger

Step 1

Form 6-8, 1/4 pound patties in to a ball. Then, flatten till patties are about 1/4" thick.

Step 2

Salt and pepper to taste.

step 3

Place patties on pre-heated smoker at 225 °F. Then smoke until internal temperature is 10-15° under desired finish temperature.

Step 4

Turn on Sear Box and turn to medium heat, then sear patties to desired temperature.

habanero mango salsa

step 1

While burgers are smoking combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Fill each avocado half with salsa. Top on burger or enjoy with corn chips.

Grilled Avocado

step 1

Turn pellet grill on low smoke. Cut avocados in half and remove pits. Squeeze fresh lime juice on avocado halves and then brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

step 2

Place flesh side down on the warming rack and cook for 20 minutes on low smoke. Turn the sear box on medium heat. When avocados are done smoking, sear them for 2 minutes.