Low Carb Cuban Style Burger
One of my all time favorite sandwiches is the Cuban Sandwich, a delicious combination of ham, pork, swiss, pickles and mustard on grilled bread. However, as a “Low Carber” the bread is off the table. But, I have found a way to get much of the great taste just without the bread. Not only does my Low Carb Cuban Burger taste great, it is extremely easy to put together.
The traditional Cuban sandwich starts with roast pork. I opted to make pork burgers for instead. The package of ground pork I purchased weighed 1.25 lbs and was perfect for making four burgers. Once the pork was pattied, I added a sprinkle of salt and pepper. These patties were then grilled for approximately 10 minutes at 450 degrees, flipping once.
After I flipped my burgers, I added sliced spiral ham (leftover from Easter), cheddar cheese (this is what I had. However, I prefer Swiss), and pickles. This gave the ham time to heat and the cheese time to melt.
*Cooking time may vary based on your grill and the thickness of your burgers. It is important to cook ground pork to an internal temperature of 160 according to: https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html
Prior to putting my pork burgers on the grill, I whipped up a sauce to serve with them. I simply combined dijon mustard with mayonnaise, and a little hot pepper relish.
Obviously, if you are not concerned about your carb intake, these would be amazing on a fresh role. However, if you are eating low carb like me, these certainly are not lacking in flavor. One bite and my husband was raving about them. I have to say, I love a recipe that receives rave reviews with such little effort.
If you decide to give this Low Carb Cuban Style Burger recipe a try, I would love to hear what you think!
Happy Cooking and Eating!