Cuban sandwiches, made with Cuban roast pork, ham, swiss, mustard, and pickles are super tasty and the flavours make for some amazing burgers as well! These burgers are pretty much the same as the sandwiches, with the roast pork being replaced with ground pork burger patties. The patties are seasoned with the same flavours that the roast pork, including: garlic, citrus, oregano and cumin. The patties are formed and cooked before being placed in buns with, mustard, pickles, ham and swiss cheese. These Cuban sandwich burgers are a tasty alternative to the original indeed!
Cuban Sandwich Burgers
Pork burgers seasoned with the flavours of Cuban style roast pork, served Cuban sandwich style with ham, swiss, mustard and pickles!
- 1 pound ground pork
- 4 cloves garlic, minced/grated
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 buns, halved
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
- 4 slices ham
- 4 slices swiss cheese
- 8 slices pickle
- Mix the pork, garlic, orange zest, lime zest, oregano, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
- Divide the pork mixture into 4 portions, form balls and then shape them into patties.
- Cook the patties by grilling,or pan frying, or broiling, until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side.
- Assemble the sandwich burgers with the buns, mustard, pork patties, ham, swiss, and pickles and enjoy!
Option: Add 2 tablespoons grated onion to the ground pork mixture.
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These look amazing! I plan on trying them very very soon.
Such a good idea! You are so creative! These look so flavorful.
Jess--Sugar High says
Those burgers look fantastic!
Recipe for Delicious says
Oh boy, those look great. I love the idea of adding more meat as a burger topping!
Such a clever burger/sandwich hybrid concept!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
What gorgeous sandwiches!
Fuat Gencal says
Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.
jose manuel says
Que interesante hamburguesa, se ve deliciosa esa combinación de ingredientes. Saludos
hese burgers look really very good. I will try them as soon as I get a chance. Regards 🙂
Ana Powell says
Really delicious and so provocative ♥
Jess @ Bakericious says
the burger looks so salivating!
that`s really interesting recipe! and looks so yummy!
Have a nice day!
Given my adoration for Cuban sandwiches…these burgers are screaming MAKE ME!
these do look so great…and I also love the ham topping… I'm planning to make turkey burgers this weekend for a party so will check back in with recipe and results x
Goodness gracious! This burger looks absolutely amazing! I was surprised that you were able to find ground pork – is this something you ground on your own? Am I crazy? Because I just don't remember ever seeing ground pork (unless it is a sausage) in my grocery store. Would the butcher do this for me? Thank you!
Gina @ Skinnytaste says
Genius! I love Cuban sandwiches. Never thought of this, great idea, thanks for sharing!
oooh love how thick these burgers are!!! they look awesome!
Now that's one fantastic looking burger!
As a Cuban sandwich aficionado, Ima hafta make these! Yum!
Melekperim Su says
Twin Tables says
Seriously, can you stop posting recipes that make me drool on my keyboard. I don't know how much more my keys can take before they short out! Thanks! 🙂
The Cooking Photographer says
I think you've outdone yourself Kevin! Beautiful burger and totally unique!
bellini valli says
This is a sure fire winner Kevin, it makes me see a Cubano in a whole new light:D
Patty: If you cannot get the ground pork at your grocery store I am sure the local butcher would make some for you. I guess I am lucky in that most of the local grocery stores carry it and the local butchers have it all the time.
Nina the Internet sleuth says
Kevin I just discovered your blog (I was looking for a good picture of Nutella crepes!) and it is AWESOME!
I love cooking but I also have a very, very small kitchen 😀
Thanks for sharing your recipes with us, you are amazing!!
La cocina de Serrats says
Wow! Gorgeus!! I must give this a try this weekend! Thank you for sharing such interesting recipes!!
Have a nice weekend!
Thomas Andrew says
That is a great looking burger! Can't wait to taste it myself.
OTA Mom says
Just discovered your blog and am enjoying going through the archive. I love that you do all original recipes and the photography is great, plus it is not dessert-oriented, which so many blogs are. Yours really makes me want to branch out and try some different ethnic cuisines. A question: what would you suggest I use in place of harissa, which is not something our local stores carry here in small town ND. My daughter has had a reaction to spicy Chinese food in the past and we haven't pinpointed the exact spice that caused it, so I mainly stick with red peppers and red pepper flakes, which are safe for her. Do you think that would be a suitable substitution? I'm specifically looking at the Moroccan tagine recipe, which I would like to try since those fruits are now available. Thanks!
Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul says
Just one word is necessary…YUM!
Great idea…the look like they are loaded with flavor!
dining room tables says
Burgers is my favorite foods ever. I think I almost tried all kind of burgers. That Cuban burger is so new to me. It looks so juicy and yummy. I need to try that one.
Cat @ theKitchenMaid says
I love burgers that have a certain height to them, makes them so much better to be able to sink your teeth into one!
OTA Mom: Red peppers and chili flakes would work well as a substitute for harissa. If you wanted to get a little more complex I found this recipe for harissa.
Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Juiciest Burger Contest! It looks delicious!
I made these last night and they turned out fantastic.
Jean at Best Juiecr Reviews says
Sure looks delicious. Yummy!
That burger looks amazing! You should submit the recipe to the Recipe4Living Juiciest Burger Contest here!
A cuban sandwich is my tied for my #1 favorite sandwich (muffaleta being the other). I made these burgers a few weekends ago and they were great. I went a little heavier on the lime zest and I also added some grapefruit zest. These burgers were juicy and flavorful. The pickles and mustard are a must to accompany these great burgers. Great recipe.
"Cuban Burger" is fantastic, tasty and very healthy too.
Carlos – The Juicer Guy
Aimee ~ See Aimee Cook says
I randomly found this recipe and gave it a try – DELICIOUS! Thanks so much!