Spicy Southwestern Burger #BurgerMonth

This burger brings together flavors that will explode in your mouth with each bite!  The Southwestern flare comes from the addition of a delicious spicy meat called Chorizo.  The spices used in Chorizo will fill this burger with unique flavors from the beginning of the bite all the way to the end.  Adding an extra layer of spice with your toppings, then cool things down with a creamy corn avocado salsa.  Get your grills fired up, it is time to devour a Spicy Southwestern Burger!

Spicy Southwestern Burger #BurgerMonth

This month is Burger Month!  A group of bloggers got together to share one burger recipe everyday in July.  That is 31 delicious, and let me tell you amazing recipes just for you!  To check out all the different burger recipes, stop by Girl Carnivore and prepare to leave hungry!


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Spicy Southwestern Burger #BurgerMonth

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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For Burger:
1 lb ground beef
1/3 lb chorizo
1 egg
1/4 cup tortilla chips, smashed into fine pieces
For Corn Avocado Salsa:
1 corn on the cob, grilled
1 poblano pepper, roasted and skin removed
medium onion, sliced, grilled
2 small avocados
1/2 cup tomato, diced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
For Burger Toppings:
Sliced tomato
Slices of cheddar cheese
Poblano pepper, roasted, and skin removed


For this recipe we used a propane grill set to high.

For Burger:
In medium bowl, mix together burger, chorizo, egg, and tortilla chips smashed. Form into two large burgers, make an indentation in center of one side of burger to prevent burger from shrinking too much when grilled. Grill the way you like your burger.

For corn avocado salsa:
First grill the corn on the cob till tender, about 15-20 minutes, then remove corn from cob. Grill the onion slices until tender, then dice onions. Roast one poblano until charred on all sides, place in bowl of ice water and quickly remove charred skin, then dice poblano pepper.

In small bowl, mix together grilled corn, diced roasted poblano, diced grilled onion, diced tomato, cumin, garlic powder, ancho chili powder, and mashed avocados.

The corn avocado salsa is perfect on the burger, or enjoyed after each bite to cool your mouth down.

We topped our burgers with sliced tomato, sliced cheddar cheese, corn avocado salsa, and a big slice of poblano pepper.



Spicy Southwestern Burger #BurgerMonth

A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese

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  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Loving that salsa!

    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • Burger month? Thought July was the month of ice cream :-))
    Your burger looks mouthwatering with corn avocado salsa.
    Happy Sunday!

  • Oh wow, now I HAVE to try this recipe 😉
    Happy burger month!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • passthesushi

    I believe it’s the corn and avocado salsa… yeah… that may be whats doing it… or the kick from the chorizo… or the crunch… Love this burger!

    • Thanks so much! It was way too delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

  • The Joy of Caking

    Sounds delicious Terra! Love the salsa recipe 🙂 For my favorite burger I like to dice up onions and peppers and mix them right into the ground beef. Then I add a few seasonings to the mix. Once grilled, I melt some crumbled blue cheese and sprinkle bacon on top.

  • Erin

    Love that corn salsa on top – yum!

    • It was a perfect compliment to the burger. Thank you so much for stopping by! Take care, Terra

  • I got some excellent chorizo the other day in France and I was looking for ways to try the meat in recipes Terra. You have a great timing lady! =D

  • kitchenriffs

    Who doesn’t like a good burger? We eat them often, probably too often! But so good at this time of the year. Love what you’ve done here — super flavoring. Thanks!

  • What a burger!!! I love burgers made with beef and chorizo. Now you have me hungry to make one! You salsa is perfect for the fresh corn I’m starting to see at the markets and how can one go wrong with roasted chile and cheese on a burger. That’s the best!!!

  • Tutti Dolci

    What a killer burger, love the corn avocado salsa!

  • Camilla Mann

    Your corn-avocado salsa looks amazing! Thanks for posting for #burgermonth

    • The corn-avocado salsa was so delicious, perfect compliment! It was a fun opportunity, all the burgers looked delicious! Take care, Terra