Over the Top Burger

Over the top burger with mango guacamole, sauteed peppers, sweet chili lime mayo and melty cheese! ohsweetbasil.com


Because sometimes you have no choice but to make a burger that is so over the top, juicy, melty and wonderful. And then once you’ve devoured it like a total carnivore you realize that you don’t have a clue what to name it. All you know is that this burger was seriously, over the top. And so the name sticks and we all marvel at the perfect burger with mango guacamole, sweet red chili and lime mayo and sauteed peppers. Oh, and don’t forget the cheese. I guess you don’t HAVE to have cheese but then we probably wouldn’t be besties anymore if you went cheeseless.


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And while we are on the subject of guacamole, I found out this awesome little factoid yesterday from California Avocados. Uhhhh, apparently the 4th of July is the dang biggest day for our favorite fruit. Who knew?! That makes my heart so happy! We love avocado dishes like, Grilled Avocado Tacos (if you’re BBQing this is so stinking easy to provide for any guests that want something lighter in calories or that are vegetarian or gluten free), or this warm bacon dressing with avocado and mango served over grilled chicken (one of our ultimate favorites!) or serve up an appetizer of bacon wrapped avocados (oh ma gersh!! so delicious!!) Anyway, I love that everyone will be serving up GOBS of avocado dishes and snacks on the 4th and I totally think that you should add this burger to your list.


Over the top burger with mango guacamole, sauteed peppers, sweet chili lime mayo and melty cheese! ohsweetbasil.com


Let’s break this baby down. We are guacamole obsessed. We are also in love with mango. Put these things together and what have you got? DELICIOUSNESS. Actually the guacamole has garlic salt and orange juice in it too. I know, orange juice? Knucka what?! I promise it’s awesome. There’s a touch of lime too. I may have had a bowl sitting next to me that I ate with chips too.


Sweet Chili Mayo sauce that's perfect for a more flavorful burger this summer! ohsweetbasil.com_


I’m all about the sauce too, obviously. I mean look at our raspberry bbq sliders, BBQ cheddar and bacon dipping sauce, and teriyaki pina colada sauce. Clearly I’m all about a good sauce. This one has mayo, lime zest and juice, honey, garlic salt, and sweet red chili sauce. Mix that shizzle all up, or have your kids do it because that’s what they’re good for. 😉


Over the top burger with mango guacamole, sauteed peppers, sweet chili lime mayo and melty cheese! ohsweetbasil.com


We always celebrated the 4th at our friend’s home with a pool and BBQ or Fort Vancouver for their fireworks show. It was so much fun to sit around the old fort where beaver skin tradings etc all took place and watch a patriotic fireworks show set to music. I so wish that we could take the kids there, but so far we haven’t made it. Maybe we will one day find something as equal here in Utah.


What is your 4th of July tradition?


How Do You Keep Guacamole From Turning Black?

There are a couple of ways to help guacamole stay bright green for a longer period of time.

Air is the culprit that turns avocados or guacamole dark.

Citrus juice helps slow the process.

You can seal it tight with plastic wrap.

You can squeeze a little lime juice over the top and then seal it tight.


  How Can You Tell If An Avocado Is Ripe?

The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to give it a gentle squeeze.

If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it’s ripe and ready-to-eat.

I like to give a little push with my finger on the stem end of the avocado.

If it pushes in a little, it is ripe.


Is Mango Good For You?

Mango is high in beta-carotene, which promotes eye health.

Mango supplies 25 percent of your daily Vitamin A requirement, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

There is also high levels of Vitamin C in Mango which boosts the immune system.



Over the Top Burger

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Over the Top Burger

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides
Keyword: 4th of july, avocado, bbq, beef, burger, grilling, guacamole, main dish, mango, peppers, sauce
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 2 lbs Angus Beef ground
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Cheese we used Colby Jack
  • Sauteed Peppers

For the Guacamole

  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1/2 Large Mango chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Sweet Red Chili Mayo

  • 5 Tablespoons Light Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Sweet Red Chili Sauce *see note
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lime Juice
  • Zest of 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Honey


  • For the Burgers
  • Pat out each burger, making an indentation in the center to avoid a puffy, dry burger and sprinkle with salt and pepper on each side.
  • Get a paper towel and drizzle with canola oil.
  • Holding the paper towel with tongs, wipe down the grill grate and heat to medium high heat.
  • Place the burgers on the grill and walk away. Allow the burgers to cook without pressing down on them or turning until at least 5-6 minutes depending on the size of the burger. See note
  • Flip the burgers and add the cheese, allow to cook for another 4-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and either stack on a platter tented with foil or start assembling your burger.
  • For the guacamole Ok, I like a slightly chunky guacamole and I think it's more authentic than these avocado sauces that I see.
  • So, I remove the pit and scoop out each half into a bowl, add the lime, orange, salt and pepper, and garlic.
  • Use a fork to slightly smash and mix that guacamole and then fold in the mango. *See note
  • For the Mayo
  • Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
  • To assemble
  • Spread a little (or a lot if you're going for over the top slather that baby), add the burger, sauteed peppers, and guacamole then top with the bun lid.
  • Enjoy!


When cooking burgers it's best to go for high heat, and watch for the juices to hit the top of the burger which is generally after about 5-6 minutes and then flip. The more you flip and touch the burgers the more juice will be lost and a drier burger is the result.
Sweet Red Chili Sauce can be found on the international isle of most markets. It's a red sauce that has a real kick to it.
Guacamole browns quickly, so to avoid a gross guacamole we try to prepare it last, press saran wrap right down on top of it or drizzle a small amount of lemon juice and olive oil over the top.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.5g | Protein: 34.1g | Cholesterol: 95.3mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 6.3g
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  6. This looks amazing!! When I opened this recipe all I could say was, “Um…” I literally didn’t have words for how wonderful this burger looks. I’m featuring it in a Grilling Round Up on my blog today. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 http://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2013/07/20-recipes-for-grill.html

  7. We made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing!!! So delicious- we are putting this on our regular dinner menu! Great job!

    • YAY!!! Thank you so much for coming back to tell me. It is seriously the best part about my job is hearing the “I made it and liked it!” comments. Oh, and just wait until you try the new burger we cooked up this week. Have. Mercy!

  8. Oh goodness, this burger is intense! Filled to the top with flavor, I love it 🙂

  9. Honestly, usually I’m a simple burger girl but this has got my tummy growling like a crazy burger woman – I need this!

  10. I loooove this burger! All things things on it. oh my lord. Burgers are a favorite of mine and I feel like this needs to happen asap! Im drooling looking at it and thinking about it all!

  11. I’m majorly crushing on this burger! Like… MAJORLY!

  12. Girl, that is one crazy good looking burger!!! I love all the goodness you stuffed into that bun!!!

  13. Hi there! I run a blog called Floptimism, and I’ve started a weekly post called the Weekend Wrap-Up where I feature some of my favorite web finds from the past week. I wanted to let you know that I thought this recipe was so crazy/over-the-top and yet so irresistible looking at the same time, that I included it in my round-up. Thank you for such a great idea, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  14. This burger looks epic!!! Anything with mango and guacamole in it is calling my name! 🙂

  15. We went to a friend’s for a barbecue last night and she made over the top burgers! She grilled the burgers and then set out about 15 different toppings and I tried to put ALL of them on my burger.

    Then we went to the Oakley Rodeo – it was awesome!

  16. Ohmygosh!! There’s even mangoes in this burger!!! AAaaahhhh!!

  17. Oh. my. goodness. This is a beautiful burger! I want to put that sauce on everything.

  18. All I want to know is whether or not you can get your mouth around that baby. It is ginormous! Also, it looks absolutely delicious!

  19. That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all day.

  20. Holy moses! This is the burger of my dreams!

  21. I love over the top burgers, with sauces and toppings. I can’t ever get enough. I’m also loving all of the avcaodo recipes.

  22. These burgers sound so good with mango guac and sweet chili!

  23. I love making big, huge burgers like this at home because I’m always too embarrassed to eat them in public. I mean, I’m sorry, but it’s not a pretty site watching me shove this thing in my mouth whole.

  24. I love any burger with loads of guacamole! The mango chunks are spectacular! Now this is a burger I can really sink my teeth into!

  25. Mango guacamole is the best thing ever! I love that you put on a burger. The whole burger itself is incredible!! Love!