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A Dominican chimichurri burger in a bun with toppings.
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Dominican Chimichurri Burger

Dominican Chimichurri Burger is traditional Dominican street food. The burger patties are made with ground beef and seasoned with Dominican flavors. This flavorful burger is topped with tomatoes, slightly pickled red onions, shredded cabbage, and a big spoonful of mayo-ketchup sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dominican
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Vanessa


For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

For the beef patty

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef, lean

For the burgers

  • 1 small onion, cut into rings
  • 1 tomato, cut into slices
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 3 panes de agua or roll bread buns


  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, ketchup and garlic powder until well combined. Reserve.
  • Pulse garlic, onion, bell pepper, salt, and pepper in a food processor until you obtain a coarse paste.
  • Add this mixture to the meat plus a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Mix to combine. Divide the meat into three portions. Shape each portion into a ball and then flatten slightly to make into patties.
  • Brush a stove-top grill with some olive oil and heat over high heat. Grill the patties, rotating until they are cooked through, about 5-6 minutes each side. Reserve.
  • Add the cabbage to the grill pan and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook the cabbage slightly, no more than 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Toast your burger bun on the grill pan and then assemble. Place meat in the bun, top with tomatoes, onions, cabbage and mayo-ketchup sauce.
  • Serve warm with an ice-cold beer.


  1. Before cooking, soak the cabbage in water with a little salt and apple cider vinegar.
  2. After slicing the onion, place it in a small bowl and add about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, sprinkle with a little salt and let it sit until ready to use. This will give a slightly pickled taste to the onions and add lots of flavor to your burger.
  3. If cooking the patties on an outdoor grill, I recommend that you cover the grill rack with aluminum foil before placing the patties. Otherwise, the patties could stick to the grill and slightly melt into the fire. (This may or may not have happened to someone writing this post.)
  4. You can make the mayo-ketchup sauce ahead of time and reserve in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. If you cannot find Pan de Agua where you are, you can also use roll bread buns as I did for this post, Portuguese buns, Italian bread or burger buns.


Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1319mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1047IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5mg