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cuban burger

Cuban Burger

Step-by-step recipe for The Cuban Burger, a heavenly combination of pork, ham, swiss, mustard and pickles. You're going to love devouring this one!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 4


  • 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Oregano
  • 4 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 4 Slices Ham
  • Pulled Pork
  • Sweet Pickles
  • Yellow Mustard
  • 4 Ciabatta Buns or cubano bread


  • For your pork, you can get pre-roasted / shredded pork, or you can do this yourself.
  • Slice pickles into long, thin slices.
  • Get your grill/pan/etc hot.
  • Mix salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano with the ground beef and then divide into 8oz (1/2 lb) portions (or you can use smaller 6oz portions). Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns.
  • Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.
  • Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.
  • If ham and pork need to be warmed you can put them on a sheet of tinfoil on the grill.
  • Flip burgers and immediately add cheese. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Stack up all the ingredients: Burger / Ham / Pork / Pickles / Mustard. If you'd like some extra pickles you can sneak them in below the bun as well as the Cuban Burger is mighty meaty!