Cuban Burgers

Hello! Hello hello, sorry I’ve been away so long! I never meant to leave you… I have to admit, I got the idea for these burgers from Throwdown. You know, Bobby Flay’s show where he challenges people at their own specialty? I normally don’t like the show very much, but there was nothing on, and it was a burger challenge. If anyone can do burgers, it’s got to be Flay. The competitor was pretty interesting too. I kept the channel on and was pretty happy with all the burgers they made. My favorite was the one Bobby made to be the burger version of a Cuban sandwich. His method of pressing the burgers with a brick right on the grill was pretty neat. I liked it too because when cooking burgers for a bunch of people, normally everyone wants their bread toasted and it is kind of annoying keeping track of everything. This way you can build all the burgers on the grill and just hand them out to people.

The usual suspects for a Cuban sandwich. Where is mustard?

The burgers are just a nice ground chuck, generously salt and peppered a half hour ago. The brick is just a brick wrapped in foil. All the coals are on the left side of the grill.

Melting some butter onto the brick.  Thats a cool shirt huh?  You can buy it in my store!

The Ove-glove, the hot new must have accessory for the summer. I put these back on the cool side of the grill.

After the flip, they look amazing.

These burgers are GREAT! In retrospect, I would have made the patties slightly smaller(these were 4 to a pound of beef), but the taste was still amazing. Crispy bun, juicy meat, oozy cheese, tangy pickles and mustard. My friend joe was down visiting, and since he is a self proclaimed “Panini Freak”, these were the prefect welcome to Bermuda meal.