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Cuban Sandwich Burgers

My mom would make this Cuban burger recipe when we used to visit her in Florida. They are a take on the real Cuban sandwich. My kids loved them—my boys could eat two of these monsters in one sitting. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 thin sandwich pickle slices

Directions

  • Prepare grill for medium heat. Place a large cast-iron skillet on grill grates.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 1/2-in.-thick patties. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side.
  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; spread over cut sides of rolls. Place burgers on each roll bottom; top with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and roll tops. Using oven mitts, carefully place preheated skillet on sandwiches. Grill sandwiches, covered, until rolls are browned and cheese is melted, 5-8 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 690 calories, 44g fat (12g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1706mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • annrms
    Jul 20, 2020

    I used plant based burgers with this recipe...fantastic!