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Pressed Cuban-Style Burger
freshly ground beef, preferably chuck
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, roasted and puréed
4 hamburger buns
2 to 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
4 thin slices ham
2 dill pickles, cut into 1?4-inch-thick slices
1. Heat your grill to high.
2. Form the meat into four burgers. Season all over with salt and pepper. Grill
the burgers until medium-rare, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the
grill and leave the grill on.
3. Combine the mayonnaise and roasted garlic in a small bowl and season to taste
with salt and pepper. Spread the cut sides of each bun with garlic mayonnaise
and mustard. Place a slice of cheese on the bottom of each bun and a burger on
top of the cheese, then top the burger with a slice of ham. Add another slice of
cheese, then the pickle slices. Cover with the tops of the buns and wrap each
burger individually in aluminum foil.
4. Place the burgers close together on the grill and rest a heavy skillet or a
couple of bricks on top of them, pressing down if needed to flatten them. Grill
for 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Serves 4; can be doubled for 6 to 8