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Chimichurri Burger

Transform your basic burger with this herby, garlicky sauce -- a traditional Argentinian condiment for beef.

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  • Servings: 4
Chimichurri Burger

Photography: Andrew Purcell

Source: Everyday Food, July/August July/August 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 4 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck (80% lean), formed into four 1-inch-thick patties
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Sliced tomato, for serving
  • Baby arugula or other greens, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine oil, herbs, vinegar, garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt. Pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Season sliced onions with salt. Grill, turning frequently, until charred and tender, 10 to 14 minutes. Brush with chimichurri sauce and cook 1 minute more, flipping once. Transfer onions to a plate. Season patties with salt. Grill 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve burgers on buns with onions, tomato, and arugula; top with chimichurri sauce.

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