Rating: 4.8 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a great twist on the hamburger that everyone is sure to love! It's a combination of southwest and the classic American hamburger. I have three kids who all eat very differently from one another and this was a hit for them as well as hubby! I like to serve these with either sweet potato fries or green bean fries!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Southwest Sauce:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix sour cream, ranch dressing, and taco sauce together in a bowl until Southwest sauce is smooth. Cover bowl and refrigerate for flavors to blend.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook hamburger patties in the preheated grill for 5 minutes, seasoning with Worcestershire sauce. Flip patties. Arrange tortillas on the grill and lower heat to medium-low under tortillas. Add Cheddar cheese and Colby-Jack cheese to tortillas; cook until cheeses melt, 2 to 4 minutes. Continue cooking hamburger patties until cooked through, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Spread Southwest sauce onto 1/2 of the tortillas; top with lettuce and picante sauce. Place 1 hamburger patty on top of picante sauce layer and top patty with a tortilla, creating a sandwich.

Cook's Note:

The Southwest sauce makes an excellent salad dressing too!

Nutrition Facts

1192 calories; protein 61g; carbohydrates 63g; fat 77g; cholesterol 216.8mg; sodium 1810.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
Love the flavor of this recipe. The only advice I would give is to get the smallest tortillas you can find otherwise the burger gets kind of lost in it. I think we used 8 inch ones -- if I can't find smaller next time I will trim them down a little bit before using. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2015
Hubby loved this "Better than a big bun." I did the tortillas in a cast iron pan on the stove melted the cheese etc.... placed the hamburger patty on one quarter loaded it up and folded in fourths. It worked well. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
Love the flavor of this recipe. The only advice I would give is to get the smallest tortillas you can find otherwise the burger gets kind of lost in it. I think we used 8 inch ones -- if I can't find smaller next time I will trim them down a little bit before using. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2018
Outstanding recipe. Thank you for sharing and for the helpful reviews. I made it indoors without a grill but otherwise as is. My sirloin burgers I rubbed with olive oil and sea salt & pepper. I cooked them in a skillet 5 mins each side. So juicy and delicious! The southwest ranch here is delicious. I heated my tortillas in another skillet as instructed. Put it all together and now the family wants to know when we re having them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2018
These burgers were bomb! I loved the southwest sauce we even made extra for our onion rings and fries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Love them at restaurants and loved them at home! Next time I think I ll try adding bacon and sautéed onions. I know it takes away from the Quesadilla idea but it sounds good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2021
Overall good taste. Hubby ate all of his. Very messy. The tortillas don’t absorb the juices like a bun would. Very slippery. I’m sure the taste depends on what taco sauce you use, what picante sauce, etc. I flattened my burgers very thin. Used fajita size shells (6”) and still had to trim an inch off Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2017
Excellent Summer or BBQ meal! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2020
Loved the recipe. I learned something new with making that sauce. It was delicious! I used shredded Mexican cheese. Valentina hot sauce for My picante sauce. Burgers were premade. They were humongous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
We made these with home made tortillas and my family LOVED them. My pickiest eater even ate two! Thanks for sharing! Yum! Read More