Cuban Hamburger recipe - How to Make a Frita Cubana Burger
All About Cuban Cooking,
courtesy Josefina Alvarez (posted with author's permission)
Here's an authentic recipe from a cookbook that
I've been using for more than a decade. But if you visit a
Cuban cafe in Florida, you may find that they put the meat on Cuban
bread, and pile on the shoestring potatoes.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp 1000 Island dressing [mayo and ketchup]
1 tsp ketchup
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp ground onion
Soak bread crumbs in milk and mix all ingredients well. Shape into
small balls, place in refrigerator for about 2 hours to let the meat
marinate with other ingredients. Lightly grease grill or frying pan.
Fry meat, press to shape like hamburgers. Serve in hamburger buns.
Serving tip: For better results, cut the bun with a large round
cookie cutter, spread with ketchup, sprinkle with chopped onions if
desired, serve with shoestring potatoes. Fritas were very popular in
Cuba and were sold at little stands like hot dog stands in the United States.
This recipe serves 4.
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