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Friday, June 29, 2012

Recipe Swap: Cuban Burger

I have always loved sharing recipes with others so when I heard about this recipe swap I was excited to participate. The theme this time was burgers and sandwiches and I was assigned the Cuban burger from Cheese Curd in Paradise. I loved this recipe. The flavors were super fresh and the burgers took no time at all to prepare. Plus, I pretty much love anything that includes lime. I did forget to turn on my broiler so I didn't get my cheese melted, but I will definitely remember that for next time. Because...there will be a next time!

Cuban Burger
Source: Closet Cooking via Cheese Curd in Paradise


1 1/2 lb ground pork 
1/2 tsp cumin 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped (or dried)
1/2 tsp lime zest 
1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp black pepper 
4 tsp mayo 
4 tsp yellow mustard
4 sliced smoked ham 
4 sliced swiss cheese (or provolone)
pickles (omitted since I didn't have any)
4 hard hamburger buns 

Directions:Mix the garlic, lime juice, lime zest, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper into the pork. Form the pork into 4 patties about 3/4 of an inch thick. Broil (or grill) the burgers until cooked, about 5-6 minutes per side. Top with ham and swiss and place under broiler till cheese is melted (about 1-2 minutes). Place burgers on buns and top with mayo, mustard, and pickles.Pin It


  1. So happy you liked it! I thought they were too good not to share!

  2. Oh man, these sound great. I love Cuban sandwiches so I'm sure I'd love these.

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!