TV Dinner: Cuban Fritas

TV Dinner: Cuban Fritas

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Independence Day might be over, but it's still good cookout weather.

Chef Chris Manning introduces us to Cuban Fritas. It's a burger developed by Cuban immigrants to south Florida and is common to Cuban restaurants and food trucks.

The burgers are made with both beef and pork. The chef uses spicy Italian sausage for the pork.

It's a messy burger, but worth it. You can see for yourself in the video.

Frita Burgers

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce

Mix all ingredients together gently in a bowl. Shape into six patties about eight inches in diameter each. Grill or pan fry until desired doneness.

Top burgers with sauce (below), potato sticks, French-fried onion rings, and Swiss cheese.

Pair with Casa Papa Red from Coyote Moon Vineyards.

Frita Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients together. Serve on burgers (above).

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