Not Your Typical Burger

 

We have to say that with all of our travels, there’s nothing better than returning home to an all-American burger. Whether you’re indulging in a juicy beef burger hot off the grill, or an extravagant veggie burger stocked with funky toppings, the first bite is pure bliss.

To add a Spanish spin to a summer BBQ, we created a burger featuring three of our absolute favorite tapas staples: Manchego cheese, chorizo and roasted red peppers. The finely-chopped chorizo adds a smoky intensity to a classic Angus beef burger, and we sprinkle a layer of sharp Manchego cheese on top. Finely, we substitute classic ketchup with a staple in Catalan cooking: romesco sauce.

We are obsessed with romesco and will put it on anything. If you find yourself with extra sauce, try spreading it on a grilled baguette for a quick and impressive appetizer, use it as a spicy dip for cocktail shrimp, or drizzle it atop grilled chicken or fish. You can’t beat this fiery pesto!

Spanish-Style Chorizo and Romesco Burgers with Manchego Cheese

Romesco Sauce:

4 roasted red peppers, skins removed, chopped
1/4 c sliced almonds
1/4 c chopped flat leaf parsley
1 garlic clove
1/2 t paprika
2 T EVOO
2 T water
salt and pepperPlace all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. It should have the consistency of a thick pesto. If too chunky, add more water.Burger:

1/2 lb chorizo, outer casings removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
salt and pepper
1 c shredded Manchego cheese
4 fresh rolls (we used brioche) toasted, if desired

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place the chorizo in a food processor and process until finely chopped and crumbly. Transfer to a large bowl with the ground beef and loosely mix together with your hands. Form the mixture into 4 (1-inch) thick patties and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. With your thumb, make a small indentation in the center of each burger, this will allow for even cooking. Grill the burgers to desired doneness, approximately 5 minutes and then flip over for another 4 minutes. Divide the shredded Manchego among the patties and cook for 1 minute longer until the cheese melts.

To assemble, place the Manchego-covered chorizo patty atop the bottom roll with a generous dollop of the Romesco on top. Enjoy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

2 thoughts on “Not Your Typical Burger

  1. We used Spanish style. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sponsored Content