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Alvin Cailan's Burger Guacamole

  • 1 Hour
  • 1 or more Servings
  • grill
  • beginner
Burgers & Dogs

Alvin Cailan is a chef skilled in Asian and European cuisines and made a name making sophisticated breakfast sandwiches at the legendary L.A. restaurant, EggSlut. Despite all his culinary success, he says burgers are his passion. You can experience his burger expertise on any of the 33 episodes of his wildly popular YouTube series, The Burger Show.

Here’s a simple, but spectacular recipe for Chef Cailan’s Burger Guacamole. The secret ingredient for the guacamole is yuzu kosho, a Japanese condiment with yuzu (a super sour citrus fruit), chiles, and salt that explodes with flavor and depth.

The ingredients listed in the “Burger Set Up” section are for each hamburger you want to serve. Make one burger or whip up a batch!




  • Guacamole

    • 4 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
    • 1/2 red onion, diced 1/4”
    • 2 Serrano peppers, seeded and diced
    • 1 cup cilantro, minced
    • 1 teaspoon yuzu kosho
    • Juice of one lime
  • Burger Set Up

    • 8 oz. Snake River Farms hamburger patty Buy Now +
    • Soft burger bun
    • 1 generous slice Monterey jack cheese
    • Sliced pickled jalapenos
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons mayo
    • Burger Guacamole



  • Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

    15 minutes

Burger Set Up

  • Cut bun in half, brush with melted butter and toast.

    10 minutes
  • Prepare Snake River Farms burger patty using your favorite methog on grill or skillet. Place the cheese on for the last minute of cooking to melt.

    15 minutes
  • Assemble burger in this order:

    toasted bun bottom


    burger/cheese patty

    pickled jalapenos

    generous dollop of Burger Guacamole

    toasted bun top

    Now you’re ready to serve!


    5 minutes