Southwest Burger Recipe
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We love burgers and have them every Saturday in summer. We also have a favorite burrito recipe. One day, we got the bright idea to combine two of our favorite recipe. Voila! Our Southwestern Burgers were created. —Tammy Fortney Deer Park, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 to 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • Mayonnaise or mustard, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 516 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 888mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture; mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top each burger with a cheese slice.
  3. Grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese begins to melt. Serve on buns with the lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayonnaise or mustard if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Burgers in Backyard Living July/August 2004, p19

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 224806
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"These burgers we're great. I added 1/2 cup of plain bread crumbs and 1 egg to make sure the burgers would bind. They turned out great. Very moist and flavorful."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 65473
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Because I didn't want to make this many burgers, I omitted the sausage, cut the ground beef to 1 1/2 lbs and halved the green chilies and seasonings...made into 5 patties. Topped with pepper jack. Delicious!"

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