Transform your basic burger with this herby, garlicky sauce -- a traditional Argentinian condiment for beef.
Photography: Andrew Purcell
Everyday Food, July/August July/August 2013
- Prep Time 30 minutes
- Total Time 35 minutes
- Serves 4
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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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