Prep 30 mins
Cook 18 mins
Chimichurri is a thick herb sauce found in Argentinean cooking. Here it's tucked inside burgers prior to grilling.
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, lightly packed
- 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, lightly packed
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- sliced tomatoes
- sliced onion
- Cover the bottom of a small skillet with the cumin; cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Remove from heat.
- For chimichurri, combine the cumin, cilantro, parsley, vinegar, red pepper, and sea salt or coarse salt in a blender container.
- Cover and blend on lowest speed, slowly adding the oil.
- Combine ground beef, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the ground red pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Shape into 12 patties 3-1/2 inches in diameter.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the chimichurri mixture in the center of each of 6 of the patties.
- Place remaining patties on top and seal edges.
- Place burger patties on the lightly oiled rack of the grill directly over medium heat.
- Grill for 18 to 22 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degree F, turning once halfway through grilling.
- Brush rolls with some of the chimichurri sauce.
- Top with burgers, remaining sauce, and tomatoes and onions.
Well, since the last "reviewer" never made this dish and gave it a poor review, I will review this dish based on the fact it looks AWESOME and I will try it someday and I'm sure its delicious! It Remindes me of my Thai Chicken Thighs that aren't "Thai" so they were reviewed poorly!!! Can people accept the fact that receipes are inspired by the flavors of the country??
I loved the Chimichurri sauce- excellent, but I didn't love it with hamburgers. I think this sauce would be awesome with chicken or fish though. I am tucking away this recipe to make the sauce on it's own. The blend of flavors was great, and the pepper flakes added the needed kick. I did omit the cilantro and doubled the parsley as a personal preference. Thank you for sharing- DS is in the kitchen right now devouring the left over patties :) Made for ZWT4
In Argentina the people does not mix the chimichurri sauce with burgers. Never. Really, never.