A traditional Cuban hamburger (also known as ‘Fritas’) is a mix of ground beef and chorizo with seasonings (paprika!) and crunchy potatoes! The origins of the Cuban hamburger are from 1930s Cuba where it was a popular street food.
Author: Ana Quincoces
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
- half-and-half or evaporated milk ¼ cup
- fresh white bread crumbs ¼ cup
- sweet or smoked paprika 1¼ teaspoons
- chili sauce or ketchup 2 tablespoons
- Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons
- egg 1
- lean ground beef 1 pound
- ground Spanish chorizo sausage ½ pound
- salt ½ teaspoon
- pepper ½ teaspoon
- olive oil 3 tablespoons
- small, round potato or soft dinner rolls 10 to 12
- French fried potatoes
- Combine the half-and-half, bread crumbs, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and chili sauce in a bowl. Add the egg and stir with a whisk beater.
- In another bowl, combine the beef, chorizo, salt, and pepper. Add the half-and-half mixture and combine by lightly kneading the ingredients with your hands.
- Divide the meat into 10 or 12 equally sized balls; flatten each to about a 1⁄2-inch thickness. You may choose to flatten the meat balls with your IMUSA TOSTONERA.
- Heat the oil in your IMUSA SAUTE PAN over medium-high heat. You may also use your IMUSA NON-STICK GRIDDLE. Add the meat patties and fry for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the burgers are cooked to your desired doneness.
- Place each burger inside a soft warm roll and top with a little ketchup and mayonnaise. Serve with a ton of thin, crispy fries.