Cuban Hamburger (Frita Cubana)
|80/20 ground beef||2 1⁄2 Pound|
|Aleppo pepper||2 Tablespoon (or paprika)|
|Ancho chili powder||2 Tablespoon|
|Granulated garlic||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground coriander seed||1 Teaspoon|
|Mexican oregano||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cumin||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground clove||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Olive oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Garlic clove||6 , mince|
|Tomato paste||2 Tablespoon|
|Sour orange juice||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (or substitute with a mixture of orange and lemon juice)|
|Tomato sauce||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Ground cumin||1 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Chopped onion||1 Cup (16 tbs) (as needed)|
|Hamburger buns||10 (more or less as needed)|
|Fried potatoes||1 Cup (16 tbs) (as needed)|
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, Aleppo pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic, salt, ground coriander, Mexican oregano, black pepper, ground cumin, and ground clove. Mix well.
2. Cover the bowl with saran wrap, pop it in refrigerator and let it rest for 4-5 hours.
3. Place a skillet on flame and saute minced garlic with some olive oil until fragrant.
4. Add tomato paste, sour orange juice, tomato sauce, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir well and bring it to a boil.
5. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove 2/3rd of the sauce from the pan and reduce the remaining.
6. Using ice cream scooper, roll meat to medium sized balls.
7. Preheat and grease grill grates with oil.
8. Place patties on hot grill, squeeze them down, top them with onion, smash, pour some mojo on top and cook until done.
9. Toast buns on grill.
10. Place patties on bun, sprinkle some reduced mojo sauce and top it with fried potato.
11. Serve immediately with fried plantain and enjoy!
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30 g46%
Saturated Fat 1 g5.2%
Trans Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 100 mg33.3%
Sodium 996.8 mg41.5%
Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.4%
Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19.2%
Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 35 g70%
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 48.1%
Calcium 11.6% Iron 15%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet