Friday, August 5, 2011

La Frita Cubana: Bison Style

I've blogged before about the Cuban Hamburger called La Frita Cubana.  As kids in the MIA, my brother and I grew up on these bad boys.  Now, we never quite had one like this.

This version is what I like to call...NEXT LEVEL!


Enjoy...

La Frita Cubana: Bison Style


Organic grass-fed Bison NY Strip Steak.  Lean meat with a deep, rich, beefy finish.


The pork component.  Fresh chorizo adds flavor and fat to the patty.


Bison & Chorizo patty evenly browned and finished with some ground coriander.


Creamy havarti one of my favorite cheeses.  It's...well...creamy.


Cuban Espresso Ketchup.  Coming to a market near you, Faith!


Yukon gold potatoes, the universe's gift to cooks.  These became matchstick fries.


Close the show with a perfect slow cooked egg & fresh thyme.


The rich egg yolk becomes like an extra sauce.  Messy?!  Maybe.  But damn well worth it!

This bison frita was a big hit at a lunch party recently.  Great burger, Miami sunshine, good friends, what could be better?!

Burger components, flavor layer by flavor layer, nothing exceeds like excess baby...

  • Bun
  • Dill pickles
  • Oven-roasted thick cut bacon
  • Cuban Espresso Ketchup
  • Bison & Chorizo patty
  • Creamy Havarti 
  • Slow cooked egg
  • Thyme
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

25 comments:

  1. This is insane!!! I planned to make my own chorizo this week and can't wait to put it in a burger... and I've already started experimenting with espresso ketchup... making it up as I go along (decided to put chipotle in ketchup with espresso... tasted great!). I love the dripping egg on the burger. another winner, Laz

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  2. Dear Lazaro, I bet this was a hit! What could be better..good food, good company and as you say Florida! The burger sounds delish!! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend. Catherine

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  3. I made a frita a while back, but never like this. Picture perfect. No seas malo dame la receta del katsup con cafe...porfi!:}

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  4. Hey there Lazaro!! Thanks for the love over on my blog. I'm here to return the favor! This looks fantastic - it's making me want breakfast for dinner. Consider yourself followed! \m/

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  5. Really awesome! I love the chorizo in the patty along with bison, and so excellent in combination with creamy havarti, perfectly cooked egg, and your Cuban espresso ketchup!

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  6. Now that is what I call a sandwich! I can see why you brought this one back and to a new level! Love the creaminess of Havarti, and if it's messy it's that much better! Did you make the Cuban esprsso ketchup? Sounds perfect too.

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  7. anything with soft egg yolks is heaven to me. this hamburger looks like the American version of my favorite sandwich ever: croque madam. superbravo! (it's Barbara with a new nickname)

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  8. That has to be one of THE best burgers I've laid eyes on. Looks so good! And with the homemade fries...I'm in foodie heaven! :)
    I am in total agreement with Lyndsey- the messier the better!

    Have a great day,
    Tammy

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  9. You hit this one out of the park! Great dish and so nicely presented. Hey, I'm only about an hour away - next time you're making this, put my name on one!

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  10. I just ate dinner (steaks with mushroom sauce and fresh steamed veggies), and I want this burger! I don't care how full I am!

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  11. Lazaro, I do not have the words to express how in love with this burger I am. It's things like this that make me SO glad I became an (ethical) carnivore again. I have some ground bison in the freezer, can't imagine a better use for it. And the FRIED EGG. Sigh. What a beautiful messy meal that must have been.

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  12. I don't have to taste it to know how wonderful it must taste. Okay so I would love to taste it too:) Love how it was topped off with the fried egg, so yummy. Hey you could sell these for like $15 a pop!

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  13. Messy or not is not of any concern to me, I will eat that yummy looking burger for sure!

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  14. Bison & chorizo, great start for your fabulous burger. No doubt it was a big hit. Looks like the perfect portion size too.
    LL

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  15. Messy , yet beautiful.. i hope you enjoyed eating it .. ;)

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  16. te lo comiste.... well rather the chorizo! nice job.

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  17. I am intrigued by that cuban espresso ketchup!! All your ingredients sound so amazing together. Messy and absolutely delicious!! Definitely a whole new level. Havarti is my all-time favorite and the creaminess is perfect for this juicy burger!

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  18. That really does look like the perfect fried egg.

    Too much of a good thing is never enough.

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  19. That burger looks outrageous! I totally want one :)

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  20. I would go crazy with this burger especially the runny yolk on top! espresso ketchup? that sounds (damn) good. I have to find bison to get in my kitchen very soon. I need Miami heat!

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  21. Wow what a flavor loaded burger! And the havarti is a perfect balancing touch...one of my favorites as well :)

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  22. Now that is a serious burger, I love the egg on top! Creamy havarti is one of favorite cheeses too...I love it so much that I actually try not to keep it in the house (dangerous stuff around me!). Don't get my hopes up about the ketchup! ;)

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  23. Messy? I don't care... I'm totally in for this burger!! And you made the french fries so perfectly... now this looks like a perfect meal. Love it!

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  24. Holy moly, Laz! you didn't just take this to the next level, you took it to the next level and beyond, my friend. i don't think i've ever had bison before, but would love to try it one day if given the chance. love the finishing touch with the slow cooked egg!

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