CHORIZO SLIDERS WITH AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE
1/2 lb. Spanish chorizo, casing removed and coarsely chopped
1 3/4 lb. Ground beef
1/2 lb Bacon
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Smoked sweet paprika
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1/2 lb Manchego cheese, shredded
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Large clove garlic, grated
1/3 cup light cream
12 Slider rolls
Bibb lettuce leaves, for topping
2 Plum tomatoes, sliced, for topping
1 Small red onion, sliced for topping
1. Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crispy and set aside. Place the chopped chorizo and ground beef in a bowl and season with Worcestershire, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil to the meat mixture and combine.
2.Form 12 patties that are thinner at the center than the edges. Cook the sliders 3 minutes per side. Pile shredded cheese onto the burgers for the last minute of cook time to melt.
3. Place the avocados in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, garlic and cream, and process until very smooth. Serve the sliders on rolls topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and avocado cream sauce.
Recipe and image credit via The MeatHouse Blog.