Southwest Grilled Burgers

Southwest burgers are the perfect twist on an American classic!

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Want to make summer even easier?

It’s summer and finally grilling season in our neck of the woods. I love summer and all it has to offer. Our winters are long, hard and very cold so when summer shows up I love hosting get togethers and cookouts for our friends and family. Sadly, summers in our area can be finicky, some days are sunny and mid 70’s spent at the beach or out on our boat enjoying the gorgeous weather. Other days it’s 50 and rainy.

Thankfully the weather never matters when it comes to grilling because we have a covered area and my husband loves to grill no matter what the weather brings. We grill at least 3-4 times a week during the summer and love hosting cookouts. If we’re not serving, chicken or brats our favorite meals are delicious twists on old classics like these delicious Southwest Grilled Burgers. They are easy to make and perfect for a crowd!

If you love spice, these Southwest Grilled Burgers are the perfect southwest twist on a summer classic.

After taking stock of what I had on hand in my pantry, I made my grocery list and headed to my local Walmart store where I purchased fresh ground beef, avocados, Hunt’s® Fire Roasted Garlic Diced Tomatoes and RO*TEL® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilis. The RO*TEL and Hunts have the perfect combination of spice, garlic and green chili for a quick and easy salsa that I use in the burgers.

Southwest Grilled Burgers Recipe

Southwest burgers are the perfect twist on an American classic!

Southwest burgers are the perfect twist on an American classic!

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Yield: 4

5 Minute Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Recipe

5 Minute Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Recipe

My 5 minute Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Recipe will have your family asking for seconds!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 jar (16 oz) Pace® Chunky Salsa (mild, medium or hot)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 thin sliced boneless chicken breasts (or use 2 cans Swanson® Premium Chicken if making on the stove top)
  • Rice - white or brown, prepared according to package directions
  • Shredded Cheese (optional)
  • Sour Cream (optional)


For Instant Pot Recipe

  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of your instant pot.
  2. Pour black beans and salsa on top of chicken, using a spoon to make sure the chicken is covered completely.
  3. Seal the instant pot cover and close the steam release valve. Set the pressure to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. When finished cooking, let set for 2 minutes and open the lid. You shouldn't have to release the pressure as 2 minutes is enough time for it to release naturally.
  5. Serve chicken, salsa and bean over a bed of rice. Top with cheese and sour cream if desired.

To Make Stove Top Version

  1. Place salsa, black beans and canned chicken in a large stock pot. Heat on medium low heat until heated through.
  2. Serve mixture over a bed of rice and top with cheese and sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 8gSugar: 1gProtein: 70g

Southwest grilled burgers are the perfect twist on an American classic!








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  • Reply Denis Justman


    June 25, 2018 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Denis Justman

    very very nice

    June 28, 2018 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Denis Justman

    realy very nice

    June 29, 2018 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Jan Donahue


    June 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Tammy Wilhide

    Looks & sounds great.

    July 10, 2018 at 10:25 pm
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