Burger of the Month Club: Chimichurri Burger
September 3, 2011
Four weeks ago, we introduced our first ever Grilling.com “Burger of the Month” entry, the Frito Pie Burger. Next up we’re putting a Spanish twist on the classic meat and bun with a Chimichurri Burger, a combination of a tangy sauce, buttery cheese and crisp onion.
1lb ground beef, preferably an 80/20 blend
Salt and course ground pepper
Chimichurri sauce (recipe follows)
8 oz Manchego cheese, sliced or shaved
1 red onion, thinly sliced
4 hamburger rolls, split and toasted
Preheat grill to medium high. Gently form ground beef into four patties. Sprinkle both sides of burger patties liberally with salt and pepper. Grill burgers to desired level of doneness, approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare. Place burgers on the bottom buns, drizzle with Chimichurri sauce, top with a slice of red onion, cheese and top bun and serve.
½ cup roughly chopped parsley
4 cloves garlic, peeled
½ tbsp red pepper flakes
Half lemon, juiced
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Add parsley, garlic, red pepper, lemon juice and vinegar to a food processor or blender and pulse to blend well. Slowly add in olive oil to create a smooth, vibrant green sauce, remove and chill until ready to use.
-Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Guest Editor