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Grilled Cuban-Style Burgers

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These flavorful Cuban-style burgers are simple to prepare and are made by combining ground beef with chorizo sausage. It's best if you can get ground chorizo, but if you can only find it in sausage casings then you will need to remove the casings. Not a difficult operation. This burger leaves it up to you to fill in the toppings and condiments. What I like on this is some mild mustard (you don't want to over do it) and an Anaheim pepper. You split open the pepper and cut it into thin strips. Anaheims are a mild pepper but loaded with great flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 1/2-pound burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 deli rolls

Preparation:

Preheat grill for medium heat. Combine meat and spices in a large bowl. Form into 6-8 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Place on grill and cook 6 minutes per side. Remove from grill and serve on deli rolls with favorite condiments. Try mild chili peppers, mustard, fresh tomatoes and thin slices of onions.

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