Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Avocado Time Booth - Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

If you’ve never visited the Disneyland Resort for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, you need to put it on your must-do list. While Epcot’s festival is more well known, we find the West Coast’s version to be an excellent showcase of the Golden State’s delicacies. It’s actually where we discovered this Disney Dish that we’re preparing for you today. The Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole from the Avocado Time Marketplace.

The first time we experienced this dish was, also, the first time we sampled any of the new plant-based meats that have been growing in popularity. We were shocked at how much it tasted and had the same mouth-feel as beef. So much so that we’ve gone on to order many other plant-based meat dishes regularly when visiting the parks.

  • When we say plant-based, we think you know what we mean. We’re just not saying the brand name because neither of the big companies that create this, advertise with us. Would it be “Impossible” for us to get “Beyond” this and go ahead and tell you these plant-based burger companies names? Well, we have just too much integrity for that. 😉

Just as an extra note, I’ve jazzed this recipe up a little bit by upgrading the “Avocado” component to Guacamole. I’ve also added a Chipotle Aioli and a Pretzel Slider Roll to help take it to the next level. Don’t get me wrong. We love the original burger, as it was. However, I think these additions elevate this dish significantly.

  • By the way, this recipe works for traditional burgers, as well. I used virtually the same ingredients that I would use if I was planning on grilling beef burgers. So, if you’d prefer ground beef or turkey to the plant-based options, this recipe will still work well for you.

Enough talking. It’s Avocado Time!

The ingredients for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Gucamole
The ingredients for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Our Ingredients

The component list for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole is not a lengthy one. I tend to keep my burger recipes more on the simple yet tasty side.

For the plant-based meat, you can use whichever brand you find easiest in your grocery store. I haven’t found a significant difference between the products. As I mentioned before, ground beef or turkey will work in this recipe, as well. So, if that’s what you prefer, go for it!

  • Important note about “plant-based’ meats – Just because they’re made from plants, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily healthier. There are a lot of ingredients and processing that goes into making them taste and feel like beef. They also contain about the same amount of fat and calories as in a traditional burger. So, on that basis, you may just want to stay with beef. However, we as a people should look into going more of a plant focused diet. Sure, the ethical problem on eating animals is always out there. However, what should also weigh into the equation is the effect of cattle farming on the environment. I’m not going to go completely into it here but it’s definitely something to consider. Alright. I’m off the soapbox. So, let’s get back to the recipe.

Also, I used Granulated Garlic and Onion in this recipe. You may not be able to find that in your grocery store. If that’s the case, you can substitute Garlic and Onion Powder, as necessary.

This is also important. I used traditional Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in our recipe. However, it is not a vegetarian product. If you want your dish to be completely vegetarian, you will want to find a different brand of sauce; like this one.

One more note. You can find the ingredients list and recipes for the Guacamole and Pretzel Slider Rolls by following the links, below.

Traditional Guacamole Recipe

Pretzel Slider Rolls

Let’s get cooking!

the Chipotle Aioli for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole
The Chipotle Aioli for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

The Chipotle – Lime Aioli

This is a very simple but tasty recipe that can be used as a sauce for a variety of dishes. It’s great on all sorts of sandwiches but is especially good on fish tacos. It’s also simple to put together.

What more do you need?

Place the Mayonnaise, Fresh Lime Juice, Minced Garlic, Chopped Chipotle, Salt and Sugar in a small bowl. Stir until well combined and give it a taste. Adjust the seasonings with a little more Salt, Sugar or even Chipotle and there you have it.

How easy is that?

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Our mixed plant-based meat
The mixed meat for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Burger Time!

Putting together the burgers for this recipe is almost as easy as making the Chipotle-Lime Aioli. Add the Plant-Based Meat, Worcestershire Sauce, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Salt and Pepper to a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine. I like to go ahead and dig in with my hands to do this because I find it’s the most effective way to get it done. However, using a spoon is fine, if that’s what you prefer.

The shaped sliders for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole
The shaped sliders for our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Next, you’ll want to form your burger patties. Spoon or grab by hand a small amount of the meat mixture and shape them into a patty that is about ½” thick and about as large around as whatever buns you’ll be using. The patties you see about are about 3 ½” in diameter. You should end up with about 6 or 7 petite burgers.

Grilling our burgers
Grilling our Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Grilling Time!

When you’re ready to serve your Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole (or, more importantly, eat them) it’s time to get them on the grill or in the pan.

Whichever you decide, you’ll want to treat this just like you would with a traditional burger. Set a well oiled grill on high (medium-high for a pan). For the size patties I used, I cooked them for about 4 minutes per side. Your time may differ depending on how large your burgers are and your preferred amount of doneness. (This is more if effect if you’re using beef. If you use ground turkey, be sure to cook it thoroughly)

Assembly Time!

Time to make these beautiful and tasty!

First, split the Pretzel Slider Buns with a serrated knife and place them on the grill, pan or in the oven to given them a light toast.

Once they’re toasted, add a heaping spoonful of the Guacamole to the top of the base of the roll. Next, add the Burger Patty and top it with a spoonful of the Chipotle – Lime Aioli. Add the top of the Pretzel Roll and insert a large toothpick or bamboo cocktail pick in the top to hold each Petite Burger together.

Serve and enjoy!

Our assembled Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole
Our assembled Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Our Conclusion

These Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole are nothing less than spectacular. Each bite is a symphony of complimentary flavors. You get a light saltiness and tang from the Pretzel Rolls followed by the meatiness from the burger itself. The Chipotle – Lime Aioli adds a bite of smoky spice and richness. You also get the luxurious, brightness from the Guacamole.

It’s so well balanced and so good!

Serve this to your family and/or guests and bring a little bit of the Disney California Food & Wine Festival home for the Memorial Day Weekend. (Or any other special day)

If you have any questions about this or any of our recipes, just hit us up below in the comments. You can also reach us through our Contact Us page or through email.

 

 

 

Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole

Makes approximately 6 or 7 Petite Burgers

 

For the Plant-Based Burgers
  • 1 lb – Plant-Based Meat – (Or whatever burger meat you prefer)
  • 2 tbls – Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tbls – Granulated Garlic
  • ½ tbls – Granulated Onion
  • 1 tsp – Salt
  • 1 tsp – Pepper
For the Chipotle-Lime Aioli
  • 1 cup – Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves – Garlic – Minced
  • 1 tbls – Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tbls – Chipotle Pepper – Minced
  • ½ tsp – Salt
  • ½ tsp – Sugar
For the Pretzel Slider Rolls
  • See our recipe here
For the Guacamole
  • See our recipe here
For the Chipotle-Lime Aioli
  • Add the Mayonnaise, Garlic, Chipotle, Lime Juice, Salt and Sugar to a small bowl and mix until well combined
  • Taste an adjust seasonings with more Salt, Sugar or Chipotle, if necessary
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready for use
For the Petite Plant Based Burgers
  • Add the Plant-Based Meat, Worcestershire Sauce, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Salt and Pepper to medium-sized bowl and mix, by hand, until well combined
  • Portion the Meat Mixture into approximately 6 or 7 portions. Shape, by hand, into patties that are about 3 ½” in diameter and ½” thick
  • Place on a pre-heated and well-oiled grill or pan and cook to until done; About 4 minutes per side worked for me
For the Pretzel Slider Rolls
  • See our recipe here
For the Guacamole
  • See our recipe here
For the Petite Plant-Based Burgers with Guacamole
  • Split the Pretzel Slider Rolls and toast lightly
  • Add a heaping spoonful of the Guacamole on top of the base of each roll
  • Place a Burger on top of the Guacamole
  • Top the Burger with your desired amount of Chipotle-Lime Aioli
  • Add the top of the roll and insert a toothpick or bamboo cocktail pick to hold together
  • Serve immediately

 

 

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