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South American Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley

Join in the FIFA 2014 World Cup fun by making these mini burgers with South American spices served with a fragrant green sauce.

South American Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce
South American Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce Photo: Danielle Colley


500g beef mince

1 small onion

1 egg

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

salt and pepper

2 Roma tomatoes, sliced

15 mini burger buns

Chimichurri Sauce: 

1 handful of each basil, coriander and parsley

1 clove garlic

1 1/2tablespoons red wine vinegar

a squeeze of lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

salt and pepper


Place your onion and spices into a food processor and whiz to a paste.

Pop your mince into a bowl and add your paste, crack your egg in and mix well with your hands until thoroughly combined.

Using tablespoon-sized chunks, roll into balls and press lightly to flatten.

Cook burgers on your BBQ or in a pan until they are cooked through.

Meanwhile to make your sauce, throw into the food processor all of your ingredients and blitz it until it’s the consistency of pesto.

Heat your buns in the oven, and top them with a burger, a slice of tomato and a big dollop of chimichurri sauce.

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