McDonalds recently added new signature crafted burgers to their menu: the maple bacon dijon burger, the sweet BBQ bacon burger, and the pico guacamole burger. While these burgers are better than the usual McDonalds patty, they do come at a slightly higher price point. While the pico guacamole burger comes up at $6.69, I found a quick and easy way to make this flavorful burger at home at just about $5 per burger.

For this recipe I pulled from many different recipes, like this pico recipe, this guacamole recipe, and this burger recipe.

Homemade Pico Guacamole Burger

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:50 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cilantro
  • 1 block yellow cheddar cheese
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • Buttermilk ranch
  • 4 sesame buns
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 container lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  • Step 1

    First we'll get started with the pico de gallo. Cut up your tomatoes and onion into even pieces. Set aside about 1/4 of the tomato for later and put the rest in a medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and about 3/4 of a teaspoon of dried cilantro. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

    #SpoonTip: Dried cilantro is a tad stronger than fresh cilantro, so it's best to go easy here if you're not a fan of cilantro.

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  • Step 2

    Next we'll get into the guacamole. Cut both avocados in half and remove the pit with a spoon. Spoon each avocado half into a bowl and mash them up real good, resulting in a weird green mess like this.

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  • Step 3

    Take the tomato we set aside earlier and add it to the green avocado mush, and add 1 teaspoon of lime juice. Mix well.

    #SpoonTip: add some extra flavor to your guacamole with a pinch or two of cilantro.

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  • Step 4

    Now we're at the fun part: the burger. Combine the ground beef, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper together in a large bowl and mix it all up. Form into 4 patties.

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  • Step 5

    Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with olive oil and place your patties in it. Cook on medium heat for around 5 minutes per side for a medium patty with a light pink center.

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  • Step 6

    Remove your patties from the pan and set to the side. Take a sesame bun and coat the bottom with about a teaspoon of buttermilk ranch, depending on your tastes you can add more or less here. Place the burger on top of the ranch,and add a slice of white cheddar cheese on top of the burger. Next is a piece of iceberg lettuce, and then to the tricky parts.

    Take a spoonful of pico de gallo and gently place on top of the lettuce. Then get a spoonful of guacamole and spread on top of the pico. Lastly, place the top bun and you're ready to eat!

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Mess up your first time?

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No worries, by the time I completed this recipe I ended up with only one patty. #RIP to the other three. Good luck!