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Growing up in the beautiful state of Florida there is a wonderful abundance of Latin people and delicious Latin cuisine. Who wouldn't fall in love with food infused with the passionate flavors of MOJO...a flavor pact marinade using garlic, onion, oregano and citrus. Why not marry a juicy burger with these Latin flavors? I invite your tastebuds to try my delicious creation and sample the burger like no other. Whether your Latin of not, you will be moved to a Miami Night. Its contrasting flavors and textures are a "burger lovers" dream! Every layer of this burger will make you want more bite. Even my MOTHER IN LAW AGREES!!(SHE'S LATIN)


1 cup mayo
1 lemon (fresh of coarse)
2 teaspoons roasted garlic
2 ozs. fresh chopped oregeno
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups crumbled fried chorizo sausage
1 3/4 lbs ground sirloin
1/4 lbs ground pork
3 tablespoons Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon wine
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons course black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
6 slices of smokey provolone cheese
2 well ripened plaintains cut & fried into 12 pieces..two per burger
2 tablespoons olive oil to fry plantains
6 slices of a juicy tomato
6 pieces of cuban bread sliced and toasted..if can't get Cuban bread..fresh hoagie roll will do


Prepare and preheat your grill to a medium high heat Place a non-stick skillet on grill Take chorizo out of casing and crumble onto pan and fry until crispy,drain onto paper towel and set aside. In mixing bowl mix mayo,garlic, red pepper, lemon, oregano, onion, and fried chorizo. Stir until well blended. Let chill for at least one half hour. This is the MOJO MAYO WITH CHORIZO! PATTIE In another bowl mix beef and pork with wine, salt, pepper, onion. Form into 6 rectangular shaped patties and set aside. Oil the grill well. Place patties on grill and wait 3-5 minutes to turn each side (only once) last minute of cooking add provolone cheese. Place your beauties into an aluminum pouch and cover..very tight! Place skillet back on grill and place 2 tablespoons olive oil and wait 30 seconds to place 2 sliced ripened plaintains (cut on the bias) into pan and fry on both sides until crispy and carmelized.About three minutes on each side. Remove pan and drain plaintain pieces onto paper towel. Slice 6 pieces of juicy tomato Place Cuban bread onto grill until toasty. Remove and set aside Now its time to assemble your masterpiece!!! Take MOJO MAYO out of chilling area and place a 2 teaspoons on bottom bun Add Pattie with cheese Place 2 slices of crisy plaintains on top of pattie Add slice of tomato Take top bun and add 1 teaspoon of MOJO MAYO. Press burger together and cut open to see this beauty! WOW..WHERE DO YOU START?


This burger could be paired with a Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir!! They are all good but this burger holds up well to these strong wines! This burger is a little spicy and smokey and is balanced by the sweetness of the crispy fried plaintain! What a treat. Could be served alone or with a fresh salad dressed with a simple dressing of oil and vinegar. To add to the visual appeal, green olives could be skewered onto toothpicks and placed into bread! HOPE YOU ENJOY LIKE MY FAMILY DID...WE WENT TO MIAMI JUST FOR THE NIGHT