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Pepper Jack Bacon Guacamole Burger

The T-fal Optigrill is displayed open on a kitchen table.

Pepper Jack Bacon Guacamole Burger Recipe.

Yes, folks, it’s a thing.

Well, I’ve been known to BBQ in the dead of winter, we are Canadian after all. But, this year, we have had so much snow that we had to store our BBQ. Imagine our disappointment. Luckily, the lovely people behind T-Fal asked me to review their OptiGrill. I was stoked to give it a try because grilling is our preferred method of cooking and to be able to do it year-round is optimal.

The T-fal Optigrill closed.

Sensors to Grill.
Yes, you read that right!

According to T-Fal, only the T-fal OptiGrill has special sensors that automatically determine the thickness of your food and grill with precision at the ideal temperature for that unique cut of meat. The precision grilling technology also monitors the temperature of your food as it cooks. The Cooking Level Indicator will indicate when it has reached your ideal temperature: Yellow for Rare; Orange for Medium; Red for Well Done.

The T-fal Optigrill drip tray.

The grilling trays after being washed.

Easy and Simple.

One of the things that usually discourages me from using indoor grills is the clean-up. I’m not going to lie, it can get messy! The OptiGrill has Non-Stick plates and is dishwasher safe. That means, I can finish cooking and put it in my dishwasher and not have to worry about a big, gunky mess. I love how well-built and sturdy the design is. It comes with a durable drip pan that is easy to clean too.

More About the T-Fal OptiGrill:
  • No more defrosting! You can now cook straight from frozen.
  • Indoor Grilling at the comfort of your own home.
  • Non-stick surface & excess fat drip system for healthier meals.
  • Precision Grilling Technology for perfect temperature every time.
  • 3 Quick & Easy Steps to delicious meals.
  • Extra large grill plates enable easy meal prep for a family of 4!
  • Dishwasher-Safe & easy clean up appliance.

T-fal Optigrill being used and dripping fat onto tray.

Beef burgers grilling on the T-fal Optigrill.

Bacon grilling on the T-fal Optigrill.

Let’s Get Grilling!

What I found out about the OptiGrill that has raised the bar substantially in the sense of superiority is that it has precision grilling. That means you will never over-cook or under-cook your food. You can cook meats, veggies, Panini’s, sausages, bacon and even fruit on your T-Fal OptiGrill! We decided to make our famous burgers on the OptiGrill and we were over the moon on how they turned out. Just as juicy and delicious as they do on a BBQ on a hot, summer day. Only difference is that it is the middle of winter and cooked indoors!

The PoSang Peppa Guac Bacon Cheeseburger
Yield: 4

The PoSang Peppa Guac Bacon Cheeseburger

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This is a delicious family creation. We are gourmet burger connoisseurs and we wanted a way to have the same taste at home. We put together our favorite ingredients and the PoSang Peppa Guac burger was born!


For the Burger

  • Extra-Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 TBSP of Bread Crumbs
  • 1 TSP of Paprika
  • 1 TSP of Parsley
  • 1 TSP of Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP of Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP of Adobo
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

For Toppings

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 8 Pieces of Bacon
  • 4 TBSP of Pepper Mayo
  • 4 Slices of Pepper Jack Cheese

For Bun

  • 2 TSP of Butter or Margarine
  • 1 TSP of Parsley

For Cajun Fries

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1 TSP of Cajun
  • 1 TSP of Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP of Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP of Parsley
  • 1 TSP of Paprika
  • 1 TBSP of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Ketchup and Mustard Optional

Utensils Needed

  • 1 T-Fal OptiGrill
  • 1 T-Fal ActiFry
  • 1 Knife
  • 2 Butter Knives
  • 3 Spoons, For Mayo, Guac and Garlic Butter
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Pair of Tongs
  • 4 Bowls for Mixing & Toppings
  • 1 Non-Stick Frying Pan
  • 1 Mortar and Pestle


For Cajun Fries

  1. Wash potatoes, julienne into fries.
  2. Add cajun, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, paprika and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put into ActiFry bowl, add 1 TBSP of olive oil and set for 25 minutes.

For Burgers

  1. Chop onion, break egg, add bread crumbs, add paprika, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, adobo and salt and pepper.
  2. Start kneading mixture with hands until full combined.
  3. Shape four patties.
  4. Add patties to OptiGrill and burger setting, remove from heat when your desired cooking setting has been reached. Either rare, medium or well-done. Mine are well-done.

For Bacon

  1. Take strips and place them on OptiGrill. I used the same burger setting and kept it open and flipped the bacon accordingly.

For Guacamole

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit, spoon out the avocado. Place in mortar, add chopped habanero pepper and salt and pepper to taste.

For Bun

  1. Combine parsley, garlic powder and margarine (or butter) in a bowl, mix until combined. Spread onto the top of the bun and on low heat place on non stick frying pan until golden.
  2. On bottom bun, spread 1 TBSP of pepper mayo, place burger patty on top. Place pepper jack cheese on top of patty and 2 slices of bacon on top of cheese.
  3. On the top bun, spread a TBSP of spicy guacamole.
  4. Add Ketchup or Mustard if so desired.

Did you make this recipe?

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Pepper Jack Bacon Guacamole Burger with french fries made with an air fryer.

The PoSang Peppa Guac Burger!

We made an all-beef savory patty, grilled bacon, pepper jack cheese, pepper mayo and spicy guacamole topped burger! On a garlic-butter, toasted, whole wheat bun. I also used my T-Fal ActiFry to make Cajun Fries to go with it.

Let’s put it this way, everyone gobbled this treat up without complaints! It’s a savory and spicy burger and my kids love spicy food, so for them–it’s a piece of cake! If you are not the spicy food connoisseur, you can opt for Colby jack cheese, regular mayo, and original guacamole.

For more information, you can visit T-Fal OptiGrill online or you can check out OptiGrill on FB. They are also on Twitter and you can send them a tweet, here.

What would you grill on the OptiGrill?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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  1. I would grill up some salmon (for my son), chicken (for me) and steak (for my husband and older son).


  2. We love to grill and in the winter, an indoor grill would be perfect for us. We are trying to cut back on our beef intake, so chicken would be what I am going to grill.

  3. Fancy! I love that it detects the thickness of your food for you. And I love that it's dishwasher safe! I have an older version of an indoor grill and I hate using it because it's so hard to clean up. This is awesome!

  4. This is great! My family loves to grill, but would rather not battle the cold winter wind to do it outside. I would grill chicken for dinner.

  5. This looks so handy! I know what you mean when you say that clean-up discourages you from using other indoor grills. Being dishwasher safe is a big plus for me!

  6. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I would have to do burgers and chicken for our house!! This appliance is going to be added to must get list for the kitchen!

  7. I would do burgers for my hubby and son with bacon of course and I would do chicken or steak for me and my girls.

  8. That grill is gorgeous! I love grilled burgers. I also use my indoor grill (like this, another brand) for quesadillas. It works great!

  9. A burger looks like it would be amazing to make 🙂 Thanks so much for the great giveaway and information on it.

  10. We would cook up some chicken breasts on the OptiGrill. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  11. I'd like to try to replicate some grilled avocado fries I tried, not much luck on a standard grill, but this grill has no slots to fall through

  12. I would make bean burgers on the OptiGrill. They don't hold together well enough to cook them on a bbq (I tried, they fell through the slots in the grill…) so this would be perfect.

  13. I would try out some grilled Halibut Yum!!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. Keeping my eye out for when they go on sale. Definitely need to buy one for my son who is in College.

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