Bobby Flays Cuban Style Burgers Recipe!

Hi everyone!

This is one of my favorite recipes for grilling hamburgers out on the grill. So good!!

 Bobby is the Grillin’ King! So, lets grill us up some burgers!
Bobby Flay

Cuban Style Burgers ~Bobby Flay recipe
Cuban Style Burgers
Serves: 4
1 lb 80/20 ground chuck,
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup best quality mayonnaise
3 cloves roasted garlic, pureed
¼ cup Dijon mustard
4 soft, classic hamburger buns,
4 slices thinly sliced smoked ham
8 slices thinly sliced Swiss cheese
2 dill pickles, sliced into ¼ inch thick slices

1.Preheat grill to high. Form the meat into four ¼-inch thick burgers. Season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides and grill for 2-3 minutes on both sides for medium doneness.

2. Combine the mayonnaise and roasted garlic in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread both sides of each bun with mayonnaise and mustard. Place a slice of cheese on the bottom portion of each bun, place the burger on top of the cheese, then top the cheese with a slice of ham then another slice of cheese then the pickle slices. Place the tops of the bun over the pickles, wrap the burgers in aluminum foil and place on the grill. Using a heavy pan or a brick wrapped in foil, press down on the burgers for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Lower the lid on the grill and continue grilling for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted and the bun has become pressed and firm.
recipeGetting my garlic ready to roast. I peeled some fresh garlic cloves added about a teaspoon of oil and sprinkled with salt & pepper. Toss to make sure all is coated. OMG, you should smell the house when this is roasting!!
recipe 083Nicely roasted. I roasted the garlic in a 400 degree over for 15 minutes. Time to mash them up.
recipe 084I have the roasted garlic mixed in the mayo in the fridge to get all yummy. Every time I roast garlic, I always think to myself, “Oh yum! I need to do this more often!”
recipe 088Salt and peppered and on the grill! Here is my little tip for the day:
When making something like hamburgers up and you need to salt and pepper them, you don’t want to reach with your raw meat covered hands. This is when those little salt and pepper packets you get with your fast food meal come in handy! Just rip them open before you start to work with the raw meat.  Just sprinkle on and throw away!
recipe 089Another tip:
Put your dried Rosemary stems and branches inside your grill. Gives a lovely flavor to your meat! 
recipe 090Looking good!
recipe 091The rest of the ingredients: Dijon mustard, the mayo/garlic sauce, smoked ham, Swiss cheese and pickles. 
recipe 092Assembled and ready to be wrapped and put back on the grill.
recipe 093recipe 094recipe 095I choose to use a patio block because it would easily cover and weigh down all four burgers at once. 
recipe 096recipe 097recipe 102Did you honestly think I was NOT going to show you some new pretty dishes along with the recipe? Of course you didn’t!   I just bought these fun and pretty brightly colored plates at the Home Goods Store. They were clearanced at half off! How could I refuse?  And the dish towels were also new and clearanced from HGS! I thought they looked pretty with the plates instead of placemats.
recipe 103recipe 104Oh yum! Look at all that melted cheese! Let’s cut one open now! 
recipe 105recipe 106  These are so good! I will make them again. But, I think next time I will add a slice of onion and some yellow banana pepper rings to it.
recipe 107 I hope you enjoyed your visit! Have a great day!



  1. Oh my, my mouth is watering for this yummy burger!! I don't have a grill but may have to think about getting a small one!

  2. These are definitely getting pinned on my Man Food board. My husband and son will love these!

  3. That burger looks so yummy, Diann. We haven't even dusted the grill's been so rainy here...hoping to see the sun next week!
    Love the new summery dishes.

  4. Now I am hungry. looks delish.

  5. These look delicious!!! Cuban is my favorite ethnic food. You should come share these with us for Pink Saturday. I've been missing you. I tried to e-mail, but it bounces back. Maybe you have a new e-mail address?

  6. They look absolutely amazing! Beautiful photos and presentations.

  7. They look scrumptious, and the plates are lovely! :)

  8. Soon as my grille is out of the water/rain/flash flood here in Missouri I may just have to grille me up a burger also.
    They look good and so does Bobby LOL

  9. oh so super yummy love that we have yet another grilling recipe
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