Southwest Burger Recipe

Its spring time again and you know what that means, grilling season is upon us. Over the next few months I will be posting a few burger recipes, starting with this recipe for southwest burgers. These were some of the best tasting burgers I have had in awhile. The many different components come together almost flawlessly for a near perfect burger. If you enjoy tacos, you will surely enjoy this burger. You can adjust the amount of heat by using mild, medium or hot salsa. I don’t like an extreme amount of heat so I went with the mild. The sauce, which is a combination or guacamole and sour cream, just really tops this burger off nicely flavor wise. This recipe calls for buffalo burger but if you can’t find it, ground beef will work as well. Like most burger recipes, this is great if you are looking to prepare a quick meal. Enjoy.

1lb buffalo burger (or ground beef)
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1/3 cup salsa
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup guacamole
3 slices jalapeno jack cheese
1 small can green chilies (diced)
lettuce (shredded)
1 tomato (sliced)
French fried onions
Hamburger buns

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large bowl mix together burger, taco seasoning and salsa. Shape mixture into 3 patties. Grill burgers on medium heat on a grill for 6-8 minutes on each side.

Step 2: Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix sour cream and guacamole. Top burgers with cheese and grill until the cheese has melted.
Step 3: Remove burgers from the grill. To assemble – put the burger on a bun. Top with green chilies, tomato, French fried onions, and lettuce. Spread sour cream/guacamole mixture on the bottom of the top part of the bun.
(Makes 3 Burgers)


14 Responses to “Southwest Burger Recipe”

  1. Ivy — April 6, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    Your burgers look so good and I am sure that guacamole tasted great with the burger.

  2. Bunny — April 6, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

    Oh be still my heart! That looks fantastic! I can’t wait to make burgers on the grill!!

  3. HoneyB — April 7, 2009 @ 4:21 am

    These look awesome! I will definitely follow your recipe (but will have to use venison…) Your making me want summer….and it’s snowing here this morning! LOL

  4. Allison @ Worthington Wire — April 7, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    Fabulous recipe.

    It will be linked as a best of the web on Worthington Wire.

    The link will go live at 10 CST.


  5. Ioana — April 7, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    Those look divine! Thank you for another great recipe! You’re the best!

  6. Drue — April 7, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I want to try this, cant wait for it to warm up later this week!

  7. donna — April 8, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    These burgers look terrific.. Love the flavors..I am soo enjoying your blog, you have loads of good stuff here!! Those choc chip muffins Ive made and are my favorites.

  8. Eric — April 9, 2009 @ 1:44 am

    Here we go again. Bobby is here with one of the most fabulous and loveliest recipes of the world. Does any one know here that good food is my weakness and such tasty burger is even more than that. Thanx for posting this recipe here.

  9. Kevin — April 10, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    These burgers sound so tasty! Great flavour combos!

  10. jack — July 2, 2009 @ 5:15 pm


  11. Kent — August 28, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    Hey Bobby I made these last night. Loved them, I even used buffalo meat, wonderful great recipe thanks!!

  12. Bobby — August 28, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    Kent- I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. These are one of my favorite burgers!

  13. Megan — May 25, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    this burger looks delicious! I need help though. I am looking for the perfect burger for my daughters 1st b/day party. I was wondering if you could substitute the taco seasoning for another type of natural seasoning that is not so loaded in sodium???? Any suggestions because I will definitely try it!

  14. Bobby — May 26, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Megan – Try using a little cumin and chile powder instead.

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