Grilled Southwest Burger

Grilled Southwest Burger







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This fantastic Grilled Southwest Burger just might become your new favorite burger!

We didn’t set out to make this Grilled Southwest Burger to share here on A Family Feast. It simply started out as our dinner one night last week. But this burger was so delicious, we just HAD to share it with all of you! Plus – cooking it again for photographs was a great ‘excuse’ to eat this Grilled Southwest Burger again! 😉

We began by sautéing thick slices of onions and green bell peppers in extra virgin olive oil until they were tender and caramelized.

We also created a simple chipotle mayonnaise that we slathered on store-bought brioche burger rolls.

Finally, we made juicy grilled burgers from grass-fed beef* perfectly seasoned with fresh cilantro and Southwest-inspired seasonings. Then we topped our burger with slices of pepper jack cheese.

We assembled our Grilled Southwest Burger by placing slices of fresh garden tomatoes on our chipotle mayo-slathered roll, following by the cheese-topped burger, and then a generous portion of those caramelized onions and peppers.

You’re going to want to devour this Grilled Southwest Burger – just remember the napkins!

*Just a quick note about grass-fed beef: In our opinion – it tastes so much better than grain-feed beef, and for that reason alone (not to mention the health benefits), we think it’s well worth paying the higher price when you’re making a recipe like today’s burger.

PrintGrilled Southwest Burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 burges

Print Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup onions, sliced thick (about half an onion)
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, sliced thick (about half a pepper)
  • 1 small can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, divided
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 large or two small tomatoes sliced into eight slices
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 burger rolls (we used brioche burger rolls from our local supermarket but any soft burger roll will work)
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