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Southwest Burger

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


  • 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 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
  • Mayonnaise or mustard, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture; mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Corwin44
    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
    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!

  • joalvb
    May 27, 2008

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  • ljlangley
    May 9, 2007

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