Miami Burgers Recipe -
  • READY IN 50 mins

Miami Burgers

Recipe by  

"These are like a burger play on the amazing Cuban sandwiches you get in South Florida! Juicy, messy, and fantastic! My husband doesn't even like cheeseburgers and he loved these!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

On Sale Change Settings

Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.

Show ingredients on sale

Sort stores by

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions, and shape each portion into a 3/4-inch thick burger, making a deep depression in the center of each patty. Season both sides of the patty with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange burgers in the skillet, and cook until the burgers reach the desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place burgers on a plate and set aside.
  3. Preheat a sandwich press.
  4. Peel and mash garlic cloves in a bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, and season with salt and pepper. Spread the garlic mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on the top and bottom of each hamburger bun. Layer a slice of Swiss cheese followed by a slice of ham and another slice of Swiss cheese on the bottom of the bun. Top with slices of dill pickle, then the burger patty and the top half of the bun.
  5. Arrange each sandwich on the preheated sandwich press. Cook until the bun is golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Cook's Notes
  • I use my George Forman® grill but because of the slant of the grill and the way it closes, you need to wrap the burgers in foil first to keep everything together if you are going to do it that way.
  • The burgers can also be wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked in a hot skillet over high heat (put a heavy skillet on top of the burgers to press them) until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.

Reviews More Reviews

May 21, 2010

These didn't exactly satisfy my craving for a Cuban sandwich but they came close. They were very tasty, though, and I will definitely be making them again. Thanks for the recipe.


3 Ratings

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 800 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 56.4 g
  • 87%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 40.8 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 1273 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Gourmet Chicken
Gourmet Chicken

We have over 150 different ways to take chicken from everyday to gourmet.

Springtime Salads
Springtime Salads

All the tenderest leaves, baby vegetables, and early fruits are ready for the picking.

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States