Cuban Burgers

Ham and cheese top seasoned beef burgers for this unique sandwich.

Cuban Burgers

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 mins
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  • 1   pound 
    ground beef
  • 1   teaspoon 
    garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • 4   
    thin slices cooked ham (about 3 oz.)
  • 4   slices 
    fontina or provolone cheese (about 3 oz.)
  • 4   
    rolls or buns, split and toasted
  • 2   
    whole dill pickles, sliced horizontally into 8 slices
  • 4   slices 
    red onion
  • 4   slices 
  • 1   
    recipe Mojo Sauce (see recipe below)
Mojo Sauce
  • 6   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 1/3  cup 
    orange juice
  • 1/3  cup 
    lemon juice
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper

In a bowl combine beef, garlic powder, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. For a charcoal grill, place patties on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until meat is done (160 degree F), turning once halfway through grilling. Top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Cover; grill 30 seconds more or just until cheese begins to melt. Serve on rolls with pickle, onion, and tomato. Drizzle with some of the Mojo Sauce sauce; pass remaining. Makes 4 servings.
Mojo Sauce
In a medium skillet cook minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until just starting to brown. Remove from heat. Carefully add orange juice, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Remove from heat; cool. Whisk before serving.

  • Broiler Method: Place burgers on broiler pan and broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until meat is done (160 degreeF), turning once halfway through broiling. Add a slice of ham and cheese to the top of each patty. Broil about 30 seconds more or until cheese begins to melt. (Broil buns or rolls for 45 to 60 seconds to toast.)
  • * To toast buns, place them on the grill rack for 1 to 2 minutes while your burgers finish grilling.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 558, Fat, total (g) 31, chol. (mg) 108, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 32, Monosaturated fat (g) 14, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 36, vit. A (IU) 534, vit. C (mg) 26, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 73, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2, sodium (mg) 1716, Potassium (mg) 606, calcium (mg) 222, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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