Impossible Meat Southwest Burger

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
2 people
25 min

Ooops we did it again… We can’t stay away from this impossible meat! It is the perfect meat substitute especially for burgers, so we decided to make an impossible meat southwest burger. The flavors and seasonings are combined perfectly for the BEST southwest burger we’ve ever had. If you created this burger for a carnivore friend, they wouldn’t be able to tell if it was ground beef or not. In fact, they might actually prefer this substitute because its holds the seasonings better than normal ground beef. Trust us, we’ve tried.

The draws, for us, to Impossible meat are simple and revolve around flavor. So after doing my own research into Impossible meat 2.0 I realize they’ve actually cut down the sodium amount from their previous burger. It’s now lower sodium than 80/20 beef. The real draw, that Val and I later found, was the ability for it to hold flavor. We found that when you throw spices and seasonings into the Impossible meat, it actually holds onto those flavors. 

Among the many jobs I had while putting myself through college, and then some, was that of bartender. I worked for many different restaurants and learned many things from each one about cooking. My favorite place I worked was a burger joint that made a southwest burger. I loved the flavors and the idea behind it, but I always wanted a bit more. Whenever I have something that’s good, I always try to make it better. Some of the time it doesn’t work and the recipe comes out worse than what I had, and then other times it succeeds. In this case with our Impossible Meat Southwest Burger , our recipe succeeded! 

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Marvelous Munch

Impossible Meat Southwest Burger
Recipe details
  • 2  people
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
Salsa Topping
  • 5 grape tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onions
  • ½ jalepeno chopped
  • ½ lime
  • 2 pinches salt
  • ¼ red pepper chopped
  • 2 tsp cilantro chopped
Chipotle Mayo
  • ½ tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce or more if wanting it spicier
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Impossible Meat Package
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 pepper jack cheese slices
Combine all salsa topping ingredients into a bowl and set aside
Mix chipotles and adobo, mayo and lime juice into a small container and set aside
In a bowl, combine all seasonings and impossible meat and mix
Make into balls and then smash into burger sized patties
In a skillet over medium heat add in olive oil and burger patties
Let cook for 4-5 minutes per side and flip until internal temp reaches around 160°
Add pepper jack cheese slices and cover the skillet with a lid to melt cheese for 3 minutes or until burger internal temp reaches 165°
Build it
Add chipotle mayo onto burger bun
Add burger pattie and then top with salsa
Put into mouth and make the sound mmmmmmmm! 🙂
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