Cuban Burgers

Wow, these Cuban burgers were great. I love Cuban sandwiches, and I love burgers, so put two things I love into one and you get … lots more love! You’ll need a panini press to flatten these, but it’s ok if you don’t have one. Instead, place the burgers (wrapped in foil) into a large heated skillet then place another, smaller, skillet on top. Weigh it down with a few unopened cans you have on hand to press it down a bit. Voila! Instant panini press!

Cuban BurgersThe easiest way to cook these Cuban burgers is on a Cuisinart Griddler.

Also try my Dallas burgers.

Cuban Burgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic mashed
  • 4 hamburger buns split
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 thin slices smoked ham
  • 2 dill pickles sliced thin (I used Claussen Sandwich slices)


  • Form meat into patties. Season well and grill until just barely done.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, roasted garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  • Slather bun sides with the mayonnaise mixture and add some Dijon.
  • Top buns with the cheese, burgers, more cheese, and some ham.
  • Add bun tops and place into preheated panini press. Press down and cook until the cheese melts

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