Prep: 5 Mins Cook: 10 Mins

A tangy southwest take on a great burger for lunch, dinner or the grill!

Southwest Burgers


1 pound ground chuck
1 package ORTEGA Taco Seasoning (or ORTEGA 40% Less Sodiuim Taco Seasoning)
4 slices Colby-Jack cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices Texas toast
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup French-fried onion rings
1/2 cup ORTEGA Thick & Chunky Mild Salsa
2 tablespoons ORTEGA Thick & Smooth Hot Taco Sauce


In a large bowl, combine ground chuck and taco seasoning mix. Form mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees F). Spray grill rack with nonstick, nonflammable

cooking spray.Grill burgers, covered with grill lid, for 5 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness.

Top each patty with 1 slice cheese and grill, covered with grill lid, until cheese is melted (about 1 to 2 minutes).

Spread butter evenly on both sides of toast. Grill toast for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

In a small bowl, combine salsa with taco sauce. Set aside. Spread 2 tablespoons sour cream on 4 toast slices.

Top each with 1 cup fried onions, 1 burger, and 2 tablespoons salsa mixture. Cover with remaining 4 toast slices.

Serve immediately.

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