Cuban Burgers

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Wow, these Cuban burgers were great. I put two things I love into one and I got … 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 Burgers

The easiest way to cook these Cuban burgers is on a Cuisinart Griddler. It is an absolute beast at making pressed sandwiches. It gets nice and hot, giving you that perfect crusty bread. It gets the cheese nice and perfectly melty. That’s what you’re after!

Also try my Dallas burgers.

This recipe is based on a recipe from Bobby Flay.

Cuban Burgers
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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! 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, Cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 812kcal



  • 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


Calories: 812kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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