Southwest Burgers with Guacamole Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Southwestern burgers with guacamole have smoke, spice, and cheese PLUS the best food of all time: guacamole. This burger packs a heaping helping of flavor in every juicy bite, making it a burger to beat all burgers this summer.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love guacamole.

I would run away with it. I would live in a house made of it (ok, that wouldn’t really work, but you get the idea).

All in all, I am a guac-aholic.

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Putting guacamole on eve-ry-thang has become a habit of mine this summer. Something about the cooling and creamy avocado, the bite of the jalapeño and red onion, and the delicious cilantro (I seriously don’t understand anyone who is a cilantro hater….) come together to provide a refreshing flavor that I just can’t get enough of.

So why not put a heaping helping of my favorite stuff on top of a burger?

Why not indeed….

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The beauty of these Southwestern Burgers with Guacamole is the amazing combination of flavors.

Let’s just start with the burger patties. The combination of ground beef and ground pork gives the burgers an injection of flavor that makes them extra juicy.

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Southwest Burgers with Guacamole Picture

By adding in chopped onion, jalapeño, chili powder and cayenne, you get a smoky and spicy accent to the flavorful meats.

Top it off with some spicy and creamy pepper jack cheese, creamy guacamole, sweet corn kernels, rich black beans, refreshing tomato and salty cotija cheese…. That’s an epic burger than no one can resist finishing off.

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I swear, if I could whip up one of these burgers for lunch or dinner every day, I would totally do it. It has all the flavors I love, and enough variety to keep your taste buds excited and jumping for joy.

Get to grilling while the weather’s still hot, my friends!

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Southwest Burgers with Guacamole Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1/3 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/3 pound Ground Pork
  • 1/3 Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1/3 cup Cooked Black Beans
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Roma Tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Hamburger Buns, toasted
  • Guacamole
  • Cotija Cheese, crumbled


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, ground pork, onion, jalapeño, chili powder and cayenne pepper.
  2. Split the mixture in half and form two patties. Set aside.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet or grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Cook patties to desired temperature, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare.
  5. In the last minute of cooking, top each patty with two slices of pepper jack cheese.
  6. Cover with a metal bowl or close grill lid to allow the cheese to melt.
  7. Add cooked burgers to the bottom halves of the toasted buns.
  8. Top with guacamole, corn kernels, black beans, tomato and cotija cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.



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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 327
Calories 730

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 747mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 48g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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