Frita Cubana -- Cuban Hamburger

Dee Tourville

By
@Dee_Tourville

I went to a Cuban restaurant monday and had a Frita for the first time. Yummy. I knew that the burger ingredients were ground beef, ground pork and chorizo. Some do not use the chorizo....I did. The sauce; I got a little help from a Cuban friend. I had to cook these today for my Hubby. He loved 'em.


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Serves:

6 ( large burgers)

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef, raw
3/4 lb
ground pork, raw
1/2 lb
chorizo sausage, raw
4 clove
garlic, mashed and finely minced
1/4 c
sweet onion,grated
3 Tbsp
ketchup
3/4 tsp
ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp
sweet spanish paprika
salt & pepper to taste
6
hamburger buns
6 slice
onion, optional
5 c
shoestring potatoes or use canned shoe string potatoes

SAUCE

1 can(s)
can tomato paste( 6 oz)
1 1/2 c
water
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp
sweet spanish paprika
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 c
sugar
1 1/4 tsp
apple cidar vinegar
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a food processor with a chopping blade to grind together the meats, the minced garlic, and the onion. Blend in the ketchup, cumin, and paprika.
2
Remove the meat mixture from the food processor and form by hand into round patties. Cook in a large a frying pan.
3
When the frita is just about cooked through, (as you like it)reduce heat to medium low, squirt on some sauce, and let the patties cook just a minute longer.
4
While the fritas are frying, use a deep fat fryer or frying pan with a couple inches of vegetable oil to fry the shoestring potatoes. Drain on paper towels and lightly salt
5
Place bun on a plate, burger, slice of raw onion(optional) and top with shoe string potatoes.
6
Directions for the sauce:
7
Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool. Used as the sauce on the Fritas.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Burgers, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban