Southwest Burger

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
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


  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 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 bulk pork sausage
  • 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
  • Optional: Mayonnaise or mustard


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 8 patties.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until a 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.

Nutrition Facts

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