30 mins

Fried Avocado Burgers with Chips and Watermelon

Oh my! Why did I wait so long to fry an avocado?!? Not only was it super simple (although it does require a few extra dishes), the results are over the top delicious! The kids were less than impressed. Fine by me - I didn't want to share anyway. Stack....
5/5 - (6 votes)

Fried Avocado Burgers



  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices colby jack cheese
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup baby mixed greens
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • Place flour and panko in two separate bowls.
  • Lightly beat egg in a third small bowl.
  • Dip each slice of avocado in egg, then flour, and finally panko. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • When the oil begins to shimmer, place breaded avocado slices in the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and reserve.
  • Carefully wipe the skillet clean of panko crumbs and return to the stovetop.
  • Add bacon and cook over medium high heat until crisp. Transfer to the plate with the avocado.
  • While bacon is cooking, combine beef, Worcestershire, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form 4 patties a little larger in circumference than the buns.
  • Cook patties in the rendered bacon grease until cooked to your likeness. About a minute before they are cooked, top with cheese, cover with a lid and let the cheese melt.
  • Lightly spread mayo (or condiment of your choice) to the top and bottom bun.
  • Then, build your burger by layering greens, meat, tomato slices, and fried avocado.

Nutrition per serving

Per Serving: Calories 768 Fat 44 Sat Fat 14 Sodium 1254 Carbs 60 Sugars 8 Fiber 7 Protein 31.

Potato Chips



  • 1 bag potato chips




  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • kosher salt, optional


  • Plate and sprinkle with salt if desired.

Nutrition per serving

Per Serving: Calories 46 Fat 0 Sat Fat 0 Sodium 2 Carbs 11 Sugars 9 Fiber 1 Protein 1.


KID NOTE: Burgers + chips + watermelon = clean plates.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Double the avocado and veggies and skip the burger and bacon.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Make sure the Worcestershire is gluten free. Use rice flour and gluten free breadcrumbs. Skip the bun.


  1. rafew says:

    I’m perplexed by the picture. That doesn’t look like a “slice of avocado” in the picture. One avocado makes enough for what looks like a patty on each hamburger?

    • sstabenow says:

      Maybe it’s the angle of the photo, but yes, that is one slice of avocado. I was able to get about 6 good slices and 4 ‘end’ slices from my avocado; which gave me about two slices per burger and a couple to eat as I cooked. 🙂

  2. KusmierFamily says:

    Yum! This was loved by all! The only changes we made were that I dredged the avocado in flour, then egg, then panko. We also added jalapeños to our burgers. Red Robin, eat your heart out!

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