Cuban Burgers

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 burger + 2 tablespoons sauce
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Grill: 14 mins
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Cuban Burgers
Ingredients
1
pound ground beef
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
4
thin slices cooked ham (about 3 ounces)
4
slices Fontina or provolone cheese (about 3 ounces)
4
thick slices French bread or hamburger buns, toasted
2
whole dill pickles, sliced horizontally into 8 slices
4
slices red onion
4
slices tomato (optional)
1
recipe Mojo Sauce
Directions
  1. In a large bowl combine beef, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  2. 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 degrees 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.)
  3. Serve burgers on bread slices with pickles, onion, and, if desired, tomato. Drizzle with some of the Mojo Sauce sauce; pass remaining sauce.
Mojo Sauce
Ingredients
6
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/3
cup orange juice
1/3
cup lemon juice
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions
  1. In a medium skillet cook minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until just starting to brown. Remove from heat. Carefully add orange juice, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Remove from heat; cool. Whisk before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Cuban Burgers)
    Per serving:
  • 558 kcal cal.,
  • 31 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 14 g monounsatured fat),
  • 108 mg chol.,
  • 1716 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 36 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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