Frita Cubana -- Cuban Hamburger

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Dee Tourville

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@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

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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

  • 1Use 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.
  • 2Remove the meat mixture from the food processor and form by hand into round patties. Cook in a large a frying pan.
  • 3When 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.
  • 4While 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
  • 5Place bun on a plate, burger, slice of raw onion(optional) and top with shoe string potatoes.
  • 6Directions for the sauce:
  • 7Mix 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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