Cuban Hamburgers

From Bobby Flay comes this is a great recipe, especially if you like Cuban sandwiches.

4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Dijon mustard
1 lb ground beef (I used 96/4 lean)
1 egg
Salt & Pepper
Aluminum foil
4 Kaiser rolls (I used whole wheat for the health factor, they were just as good)
16 slices of Swiss cheese
8 long slices of dill pickle
12 shaved thin slices of smoked ham

Roast the garlic in the over on 350 for 30-40 minutes or until very soft. Mix garlic into the mayonnaise and let sit for 30 minutes for flavors to combine.

Combine the ground beef and one egg (the egg will help bind the meat together) and separate into 4 patties. Salt and pepper the ground beef patties to taste and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Let meat come to room temperature (about 30 minutes on the counter top).

Meanwhile, turn grill on high and let come to 500-600 degrees.

Cook about 3 minutes per side, flipping once.

Remove the hamburger from the grill and turn grill down to medium low.

Place mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on both sides on buns.

Starting on the bottom bun, begin to layer burger:
  • Bottom of Bun
  • Slice of cheese
  • Hamburger
  • Slice of cheese
  • Shaved ham
  • Slice of cheese
  • Pickles
  • Slice of Cheese
  • Top of Bun
Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray to keep cheese from sticking. Wrap hamburgers in aluminum foil and return to grill. Place a heavy pot or grill press on burgers and cook an additional 2-3 minutes per side. This will flatten the bread and make it crisp. Enjoy!