South by Southwest Burger

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a lighter take on a classic Southern Burger. Yummy pimento cheese with a kick tops a healthy turkey burger.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all of the pimento cheese ingredients together. This can be made several days in advance. Leftover cheese can be made into sandwiches or frozen for later use.
  2. Divide the turkey meat into 4 burgers. Mix the Seven Spices together and press into each burger. Drizzle olive oil onto burgers and grill until well done (you don't want to eat turkey meat undercooked).
  3. While burgers are still on grill, pile pimento cheese on top until melted. Place on bun when ready to eat.
Most Helpful

Knew I loved the Southwestern soups - so not too much of a surprise to find we loved this burger. For dietary issues I went easy on the cheese - other then that made as posted. A real taste treat - great to find new versions of a summer favorite. Thank you Mulligan.

Gerry July 05, 2008

Not your tradititional type burger and looks sort of bland but this was very very tasty. I used 3/4 of a cup of mayonnaise instead of a full cup. The cheese mixture softened up but didn't run all over with that consistency. You could very easily make only a 1/3 of the mix and it would be enough for just four burgers. I froze what didn't get used. Also, I didn't add the dash of sweetener. Really doesnt' need it with the cream cheese. I think next time I'll use one slice of an artisan bread lightly toasted and have it open faced.

Beautiful BC July 09, 2007

Wow, the pemento cheese sauce really made this! I made this for my husband, but ended up using some of the pimento cheese as a sandwich! Thanks Mulligan!

Sharon123 July 09, 2007