Cuban Inspired Burger and Cilantro Garlic Fries






  • 1 package Crescent Angus ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 burger buns

Cilantro Mayo:

  • ¼ cup light olive oil mayo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill pickle
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Cilantro Garlic Fries:

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash potatoes really well in cold water. Peel and cut potatoes into fries. Place potatoes in cold water while you prep.
  2. Toss potatoes in 2 tablespoons olive oil and kosher salt. Place potatoes onto baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Toss potatoes in remaining 1 tablespoon grape seed oil, garlic and cilantro.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper. Divide beef into 4 portions and form into patties. Cook on a nonstick grill for about 5 minutes per side.
  5. In a bowl, mix together olive oil mayo, lime juice, dill pickle, cayenne pepper, salt and cilantro.
  6. Cook eggs sunny side up.
  7. Build Burger: Spread cilantro mayo onto bun. Place beef patty atop spread and finish with egg. Enjoy.

Chefs tip:  Use a non-stick pan to cook your eggs. Use a large spatula to carefully guide your egg off the pan and onto your burger patty directly.

Cuban Cuisine is a blend of African, Native American, Spanish and Caribbean cuisine. The Frita is a popular Cuban style burger. It is served in the streets of Havana and now a favorite across the US. The Frita itself has fries within the burger, so feel free to make this authentic and place your garlic cilantro fries inside your bun.

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