Cuban Burgers

Chef’s Note









  • 1 lbground beef
  • 1 teaspoongarlic powder
  • 12 teaspoonground cumin
  • 12 teaspoonsalt
  • 12 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 4 cooked ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 fontina (about 3 ounces) or 4provolone cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 french bread rolls or 4hamburger buns, toasted
  • 2 whole dill pickles, sliced horizontally into 8 slices
  • 4 red onions
  • 4 tomatoes (optional)
  • Directions

  • In a large bowl combine beef, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  • For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling. Add a slice of ham and cheese to each burger the last 1 minute of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.).
  • Serve burgers on bread slices with pickles, onion and, if desired, tomato.
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