Frita Cubana -- Cuban Hamburger

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Frita Cubana -- Cuban Hamburger

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.

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About Frita Cubana -- Cuban Hamburger

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




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