It has been 29 days since we moved to south Florida. I kind of like it. A lot.
Let me tell you it has been one serious journey. However, I cannot get used to the grocery store here. TRIVIAL? I know. But I have been living in the Chicago suburbs for 25 years. Some things are hard to change I guess. On the bright side (because I do live in the sunshine state after all), there is one helluva farmers market here. It’s more like a farmers warehouse. The best part? It’s five minutes from my house (internal swooning southern belle style happening here)! If you’re ever in the area check this out!
After venturing around the market with “El Capitano” (see I am a dutiful army wife and I am learning Spanish. Ha.) we stumbled upon a stand that had a variety of homemade marinades and seasoned sauces. That is where we fell in love with the chimichurri that inspired this dish.
Teacher moment- Wondering what the heck chimichurri is? Well here ya go:
(in South American and Mexican cooking) a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper.
- 1 LB lean ground Kobe Beef
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- ⅓ cup Onion, small dice
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tsp. Paprika
- ½ tsp. Pepper
- 4 Hamburger Buns
- 1 cup Chimichurri
- 1 cup Queso Fresco
- olive oil for frying
- Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Place the bacon onto the cooking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- After the first 10 minutes, flip the bacon and drain the fat then return to oven (additional 5-10 mins)
- In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, diced onion, garlic, egg, and seasonings.
- Mix until well blended and form into four equal patties
- Heat a frying pan with oil on medium-high heat.
- Fry up the burgers until cooked.
- Add more oil to the pan to toast the tops and bottoms of the hamburger buns.
- Spread the chimichurri onto the top of the bun add bacon and cheese to your burger and serve!