Mango Pico de Gallo Burger with Habanero Cheese Sauce and Guacamole

Recently, I was contacted by Yummly on behalf of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise to participate in their 100th birthday celebration.

To celebrate, Hellmann’s has teamed up with celebrity chef Mario Batali to showcase how decades of delicious meals start with real, quality ingredients. So, I had the opportunity to revamp not just a recipe – but one of six recipes made by Mario himself.

Lucky girl, right?

I chose to redo his Salsa Burger, which looks fantastic. I had a few ideas; and you know I had jalapenos in mind. When do I not?

But, this time, it was habaneros that won.

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My word.

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It’s a freakin’ burger volcano.

Well, actually, it’s fabulous beef burger with Hellmann’s mayo and worcestershire sauce mixed in, topped with habanero cheese sauce, mango pico de gallo and guacamole.

That was a mouthful.

Mango Pico de Gallo Burger with Habanero Cheese Sauce and Guacamole


  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dash vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lb. ground round
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Hellmann's mayo
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz. block habanero cheese, shredded (I used Cabot)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Hellmann's Mayo
  • Green leaf lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • For the Pico, combine onion through salt.
  • Mash avocado and add about 2-3 tbsp of the Pico; mix really well, cover and refrigerate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground round through garlic powder and form into burger patties. Put in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cornstarch over cheese and toss to combine. Bring the milk to a boil over low heat and add cheese; whisk consistently until thickened; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered.
  • Heat a cast iron skill over medium high heat (or you could grill, broil, etc.). Add burgers, with space in between, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Flatten the burgers with a big spatula and flip.
  • Cook for another two minutes, or until as done as you want them. Remove from heat.
  • Brush butter on all sides of buns and toast in oven for about 2 minutes, until browned.
  • To make burgers - on the bottom bun slather Hellmann's mayo generously, followed by lettuce, burger, cheese sauce, pico and finally guacamole.

It’s cracktastic.

And messy.

Now, go here to join the Hellmann’s Blue Ribbon table, co-create a recipe with Mario Batali and enter for a chance to win a seat at the World’s Longest Picnic Table for Hellmann’s 100th birthday celebration in September. As part of the brand’s 100th birthday celebration, Hellmann’s is helping provide one million meals to Feeding America to help the fight against hunger nationwide.


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Yes, it’s as delicious as it looks.

Just have plenty of napkins.


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  1. O.M.G. No, really….OMG. This looks like the best thing I’ve seen online in a very long time. I found you on Jam Hands, and I’m so glad I did!! This looks awesome!
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  2. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂
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  3. Unbelievable!!! A mountain of delight! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures! I’ve featured this on Week 90. Please stop by and grab my featured on button. Have a lovely week!

  4. This looks so amazing that I have passed it around the whole office.

  5. I’ve just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured & that I’m now following you socially! You can find the feature here: Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!
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  6. Sweet Lord, this looks amazing! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  7. Whoa! Now that’s a burger! Pinned it! Thanks for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker.
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  8. :O I need this, please. That burger is piled up like one of Dagwood’s sandwiches! It looks well good! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!
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  9. The messier a burger is, the better it tastes. This ones got to be amazing. Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster Party.

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  10. This looks delish! Yum.
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  11. Hello food porn.
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  12. Sometimes the messiest is the tastiest! Great recipe:)

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  13. My, My, My…. That looks so fantastic! So delicious-looking! Plus, your camera takes great shots.
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  14. My mouth is watering just looking at this but bet it’d be burning if I ate those peppers. 🙂
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  15. I want you to know that you had me at habanero. I am in love and would seriously consider exchanging vows with this masterpiece creation of yours.
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  16. YUM!!!! Looks delicious!!!

  17. Oh My! That burger volcano looks like it will erupt with flavor in your mouth. I can’t wait to try this one. The only change I would make is that I NEVER flatten my burgers. It forces the juices out of the meat. Instead I make an indentation with my thumb in the burger before cooking. When the indentation plumps back up you end up with a flat, juicy burger. It’s a trick I learned from Bobby Flay who certainly knows how to make a great burger!
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