You will love this burger. It's a total delight from the first bite to the last. Serve on hamburger buns topped with ketchup and honey mustard and a side of shoestring fries.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
14 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 24 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 burgers
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, ketchup, salt, Pimenton de la Vera, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper together in a large bowl until well combined; divide the mixture into 12 equal ball shapes. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in the skillet, flattening them with the back of a spatula as they cook, about 7 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 39.8mg 13% DV; sodium 465.9mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2009
This yields a very tasty burger assuming the whole batch is about 20 oz. 16 oz. meat it makes about 6 (1/4 pounders) not 12 unless you like 1.3 ounce burgers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2009
This is a good foundation of a Cuban Frita but you are missing some key ingredients... First of all the Chorizo. Not the soft Mexican kind but the harder Spanish Chorizo. I would add in a good 1/4 lb of Chorizo. You also are missing the Papitas or fried potatoes on top. Just shred a potato fry it until golden brown and then salt. Serve this on top of the burger with ketchup. I also increase the pimenton to a tablespoon. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2009
This is a good foundation of a Cuban Frita but you are missing some key ingredients... First of all the Chorizo. Not the soft Mexican kind but the harder Spanish Chorizo. I would add in a good 1/4 lb of Chorizo. You also are missing the Papitas or fried potatoes on top. Just shred a potato fry it until golden brown and then salt. Serve this on top of the burger with ketchup. I also increase the pimenton to a tablespoon. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2009
This yields a very tasty burger assuming the whole batch is about 20 oz. 16 oz. meat it makes about 6 (1/4 pounders) not 12 unless you like 1.3 ounce burgers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
This is a very good base recipe but THE best and most important parts of the Frita are missing! The spanish chorizo mixed into the ground meat AND the shredded potatoes! Just these two things alone make a WORLD of a difference to the frita! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2012
Agree with other reviewers... need chorizo and papas. Also these are great on pressed cuban bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
Really delicious burger.. took the advice of reviewers and topped with the shredded crispy potato.. didn't have Chorizo. I also didn't have enough ground beef so I used more ground pork than beef..Will make this again.. and even try it with the Chrorizo next time Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2019
I made these with ground chorizo instead of ground pork and put in extra paprika. With the chorizo, these were extremely salty, so next time I would half the added salt and the forgo the worcestershire completely. I gave this such a low review because the texture was terrible. It was so soft and mushy despite an extended time on my grill. I would recommend not using the milk (or at least using less). However, the next day, I cut up the patties, breaded, and fried them and basically made fake croquetas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2020
Tasty burger for the Cuban Mother's Day week, and I love the Spices, and especially the food looks very delicious for the Burger, and I wanted to put some of my favorite Sauce all the time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2012
I used all ground beef instead but other than that I stuck closely to the recipe. I found it a little too salty even though I only used 3/4 tsp salt. Maybe the bread crumbs I used is salted. My sure. Anyway tastes ok. Read More