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14.7.15

Cuban Burger (Frita) #Food of the World

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It is summer and I find myself Dreaming in Cuban. No not just finally getting to read this great novel by Cristina Garcia but actually wanting to go to Cuba.

I never thought I would see the day that the US and Cuba normalized relationships. Cuba has become a romanticized place in my mind.


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Forever suspended in time... 1950's glamorous casinos, famous mobsters, classic old American cars and the seductive beat of Cuban music.


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I hope I get there sometime soon before it's charm becomes corrupted and Americanized by our big hotel chains.


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For now I will indulge my fantasy of Cuba by biting into a Cuban Burger: know in Cuba as a Frita, probably because it served with shoestring french fries. 


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Looking at many recipes for this burger I discovered that Mexican Chorizo sausage contains many of the seasonings that are in a Cuban Burger. Since a Frita is basically a beef and pork burger I just mixed my beef with chorizo sausage.. no other seasoning required. By using frozen french fries this became a really quick version of a Cuban Burger that can be made any day of the week. Make sure you get Mexican Chorizo, Spanish Chorizo is too hard. 

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Cuban Burger (Frita)



by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: grill entree beef pork potatoes chorizo Cuban summer

Ingredients (4 - 6 burgers)
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 12 ounces of Mexican Chorizo sausage casing removed, crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 to 6 Kaiser rolls
  • lettuce
  • 1 red onion sliced thinly
  • ketchup
  • Shoestring French Fries

Instructions:

1) Prep grill or heat a skillet.

2) Crumble up the chorizo in a medium size bowl. Add the beef (salt and pepper it) and mix the sausage and beef together.

3) Divide meat up into either 4 large patties or 6 smaller ones. Make a thumb print in middle to help the burger have room to expand.

4) Cook burgers to your liking and top with ketchup, red onion, lettuce and french fries.

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13 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delish! I'll be making this very soon, thanks for the recipe!

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    1. You are welcome. How have you been Caroline? Good to hear from you. Yes, this couldn't be simpler...really tasty burgers.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks amazing. I went to Cuba and the food there was not all that, but this I don't mind finding on my plate!

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  3. Diane, I have the same fascination with Cuba, and loved all of Cristina Garcia's novels. Two other recommendations to feed your Cuban dreams are the movie "Chico & Rita" and Carlos Eire's memoir "Waiting for Snow in Havana". I will feed my Cuban dream with your recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendations.

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  4. I've always wanted to go to Cuba, too - haven't gotten around to it yet, even though we have no travel restrictions from Canada. I think you're right about getting there before the big hotel chains - maybe I'd better move it up on my travel to do list.

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    1. I read an article the other day about the American companies plans for Cuba. Get on a plane!

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  5. I really enjoyed your post and would love your Cuban Burger, we may actually have a chance one day soon to go there again and experience some food there. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen. Fantastic I hope you get to Cuba real soon.

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  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured in the TOP TEN for Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks so much Miz Helen it's a real honor.

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  7. This recipe has been chosen to be part of our Burgers, Sliders, and Dogs Recipe Roundup – we hope you will help us spread the word by sharing, pinning, and tweeting! All links go directly to your recipes and we hope you get lots of traffic! Kelli and Holli at Yum Goggle

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    1. Thanks so much Kelli I really appreciate it.

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