Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Cuban" Burgers

There is a sandwich/pizza shop a few miles from where I live that has a Cuban sandwich that is so yummy. This sandwich is stacked with ham, swiss cheese, and pickles with lots of mayo and mustard. I got to thinking that a Cuban Burger would be really good so I googled it and Bobby Flay thought that a Cuban Burger was a good idea too. In the end I took the information and came up with my own Cuban burger.

3 oz ground beef
3 oz ground pork
3 oz ground veal
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. Ground Cumin (optional)
Salt & pepper

8 slices of ham
4 slices of swiss cheese
1 cup sliced (sandwich) pickles
Hamburger buns

In a bowl place the ground meats, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and mix together, do not over mix. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and patty them and place them on a hot grill and cook to medium.

On 4 buns place 2 slices of ham, a slice of swiss cheese, medium cooked burger and pickles. Wrap each in aluminum foil and return to the grill with a weight on them. I used a jelly roll pan and cast iron pans. Cook for and few minutes and turn and cook for a few more minutes. Remove the burger from foil open and add the mayo and mustard. Enjoy.

Sanita at hosts a monthly spice event and I have decided to enter my burgers in the August event for Cumin.


winedeb said...

Living in Key West we gets LOTS of Cuban food that is pretty authentic. Will have to try the take on burgers! They sound yumptious!

sunita said...

That's a really great entry...thanks...glad that you could participate.