Bean and beef burgers with avocado smash

These bean and beef burgers are like a breath of fresh air! The lettuce cups make a lighter alternative to burger buns, and the avocado smash is a deliciously fresh topping.
Bean and beef burgers with avocado smash



1.Combine beef, beans, paprika, cumin, cheddar, onion, garlic, egg and crackers in a large bowl. Season. Shape mixture into 6 flat patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2.Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties for 5 minutes each side or until browned and cooked. Cover to keep warm.
3.Combine tomato and coriander in a small bowl. Season to taste.
4.Mash avocado and lime juice together in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. Season.
5.Remove outer leaves from lettuce. Cut lettuce in half, then separate leaves to give 6 rounds.
6.Serve patties on lettuce leaves, topped with avocado and tomato mixture. Sprinkle with extra smoked paprika and coriander.

Patties can be made to the end of Step 2 a day ahead or freeze for 2 months.


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