Cuban Hamburger
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.

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • 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
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • French fried potatoes

Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Place each burger inside a soft warm roll and top with a little ketchup and mayonnaise. Serve with a ton of thin, crispy fries.