Dominican Chimichurri Burger (Katleti)


This delicious street food burger is very popular with my Ukrainian family. One of my baby cousins said it's a superman katletka. Ukrainian katleti are very similar but I must admit a little boring compared to the chimichurri. Don't be afraid to try this for your Eastern European family, they will absolutely love it. Before you know it, you won't be making katleti anyone, all chimichurri for our household! Enjoy and don't be afraid to let me know your outcome.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ½ large green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 4 oval-shaped Portuguese rolls, split

  • ½ head cabbage, finely sliced

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced


  1. Mix ground beef, green bell pepper, finely chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, yellow mustard, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Form mixture into 4 patties that will fit inside the rolls.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties until browned on the bottom, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and flip; cook for 4 minutes. Top each patty with a slice of Cheddar cheese; cook until cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of each patty should read 150 degrees F (66 degrees C) for medium-well.

  3. Mix ketchup and mayonnaise together in a small bowl. Spread evenly over both sides of each bun. Transfer a patty to each bun; top with sliced cabbage, tomatoes, and onion.

Cook's Note:

Substitute ground chicken for the ground beef if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

914 Calories
59g Fat
62g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 914
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 76%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1975mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 89mg 443%
Calcium 400mg 31%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 975mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.