Burgers with Pancetta, Avocado, Jalapenos and Spicy Yazoo Beer Mustard

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Longer days and the hope of warmer temperatures have set in and grilling season has begun! I could think of a new burger every week. Gone are the days of burgers with lettuce and tomato. Thank goodness.

This is a big title for a burger that is big on taste!

Monterrey Jack cheese, crispy pancetta, jalapenos, cool avocado and spicy  Yazoo beer mustard make this burger just as unique as it is delicious.

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After the burgers are mixed up and while the pancetta is cooking, make the beer mustard.

hop bottle

I used Hop Project this time but you could use any beer you like, just make sure it is a beer you like because you are going to need to drink it.

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The toppings

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I suggest first layering the pancetta and then mustard (so the mustard doesn’t slide off the cheese)


Then layer avocado and jalapeno. I used pickled jalapenos because I like them but you could use fresh if you prefer.



1 pound ground meat, seasoned as you normally would and split into 4 patties (i used 1 TBSP olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 15 twists of pepper, 1 tablespoon of onion soup mix, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)

1 avocado, halved and sliced

8 slices of pancetta, sliced very thin

1/2 cup jalapenos, fresh or pickled

4 slices Monterrey Jack cheese

1/8 cup yellow mustard

1/8 cup spicy brown mustard (or dijon)

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Yazoo beer, i used hop project (or your favorite beer)

4 hamburger buns

instructions and directions:

heat oven to 400 degrees. line pancetta on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for around 6 minutes, depending on thickness. pancetta should be crisp like bacon. be careful not to burn. remove from oven and drain on a paper towel.

in a small bowl, combine yellow mustard, brown mustard, honey and beer. season with salt and pepper to taste. set aside.

grill hamburgers to desired “doneness”.  5-7 minutes per side, preferably.  turn off grill and top with cheese, closing grill for one minute so cheese will melt.

Assemble burgers. I think the magic order is pancetta mustard mixture, avocado, jalapeno. but that’s just me 🙂

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One thought on “Burgers with Pancetta, Avocado, Jalapenos and Spicy Yazoo Beer Mustard

  1. […] Pancetta Burgers with Beer Mustard. Nothing says summer like a big, spicy burger. […]

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