Reverse Seared Burger with Habanero Mango Salsa
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!
- For the Burgers:
- 2 pounds ground beef
- Salt and pepper
- Hamburger buns
- Cheese, sliced
- Bacon, cooked (optional)
- For the Grilled Avocados:
- 4-5 avocados, halved and pitted
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 lime
- For the Habanero Mango Salsa:
- 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
For the grilled avocados:
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. 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.
For the burgers:
Turn pellet grill to high smoke. Form 6-8, 1/4 pound patties into a ball. Then, flatten till patties are 1/4" thick. Salt and pepper to taste. Place patties on pre-heated pellet grill. Smoke until internal temperature is 10-15 degrees under desired finish temperature. Turn on sear box to medium heat, then sear patties to desired temperature.
For the Habanero Mango Salsa:
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.