Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Southwestern Burgers

  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3/4 lb pork sausage
  • 8 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split & toasted
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1-2 ripe avocados, peeled & sliced
  • optional mayo or mustard


  1. Combine in a large mixing bowl: green chilies, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, ground beef, and pork sausage. Mix well.
  2. Shape into hamburger patties.
  3. Grill on a preheated grill, covered - over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side. Internal meat temperature should reach 160 degrees F.
  4. After cooking both sides of each hamburger, top burgers with 1 slice of Pepper Jack cheese. Cook uncovered for an additional 2 minutes so cheese can melt.
  5. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and your choice of mayo or mustard.

This recipe is being shared on What's New Wednesday (5) over at Grateful Belly - AND - Whimsy Wednesdays over at The NY Melrose Family, go see what everyone else is sharing!!


  1. This looks absolutely delicious. I'd love it if you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family .

    1. Thank you Jenny! I will do just that :)

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