BuffaloSpree.com's Recipe of the week: Cuban Burger



Photography by Melissa and Nino Ocampo

 

Recipe provided by Jay Manno, Soho Burger Bar (as originally published in Buffalo Spree's cookbook, Food for Four Seasons: Recipes from Buffalo's Restaurants.)

 

Cuban Burger

Serves 8

 

Burger

4 pounds ground pork butt
1 tablespoon fennel seed
1 tablespoon red pepperflakes
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
8 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices deli ham
Dill pickle chips
8 burger buns

 

Directions:

Combine pork, fennel, red pepper, cumin, salt, pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Using hands, mix seasoning into the meat. Form eight 8-ounce burgers. Using a grill or cast-iron pan, cook burgers to desired doneness. Before removing from heat, melt a slice of Swiss on top of each patty. To serve, place patties on buns. Add a slice of ham and dill pickle chips to each. Spread jalapeño mustard generously on the top bun.

 

Jalapeño Mustard

1 jalapeño, roasted
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup whole grain mustard
1 lime
1/4 cup honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until combined.

 

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