The Cuban Burger 'FRITA' Recipe -
The Cuban Burger 'FRITA' Recipe
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The Cuban Burger 'FRITA'

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"You will love this burger. It's a total delight from the first bite to the last. Serve on hamburger buns topped with ketchup and honey mustard and a side of shoestring fries."

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Original recipe makes 12 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    14 mins

    3 hrs 24 mins


  1. Mix the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, ketchup, salt, Pimenton de la Vera, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper together in a large bowl until well combined; divide the mixture into 12 equal ball shapes. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in the skillet, flattening them with the back of a spatula as they cook, about 7 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2009

This yields a very tasty burger, assuming the whole batch is about 20 oz., 16 oz. meat it makes about 6 (1/4 pounders) not 12 unless you like 1.3 ounce burgers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2009

This is a good foundation of a Cuban Frita but you are missing some key ingredients... First of all, the Chorizo. Not the soft Mexican kind but the harder Spanish Chorizo. I would add in a good 1/4 lb of Chorizo. You also are missing the Papitas or fried potatoes on top. Just shred a potato, fry it until golden brown and then salt. Serve this on top of the burger with ketchup. I also increase the pimenton to a tablespoon.


6 Ratings

Mar 07, 2011

This is a very good base recipe but THE best and most important parts of the Frita are missing! The spanish chorizo mixed into the ground meat AND the shredded potatoes! Just these two things alone make a WORLD of a difference to the frita!

Apr 19, 2012

Agree with other reviewers... need chorizo and papas. Also, these are great on pressed cuban bread!

Feb 25, 2013

Really delicious burger.. took the advice of reviewers and topped with the shredded crispy potato.. didn't have Chorizo. I also didn't have enough ground beef so I used more ground pork than beef..Will make this again.. and even try it with the Chrorizo next time

Aug 24, 2012

I used all ground beef instead but other than that, I stuck closely to the recipe. I found it a little too salty even though I only used 3/4 tsp salt. Maybe the bread crumbs I used is salted. My sure. Anyway, tastes ok.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 466 mg
  • 19%

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

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