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Chimichurri Burger
with green bean “fries”

Active: 45 minTotal: 45 min

With chimichurri leftover from earlier in the week, these classic burgers get an extra flavorful finish. These burgers and roasted green bean "fries" were last featured in 2019.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chimichurri Burger:
  • Roasted bell peppers - 1 cup, sliced (from a jar of roasted red bell peppers)
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Chimichurri sauce (ingredients listed separately) - 1/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
  • Beef, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4
Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Parsley - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Shallots - 2 cloves
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup (plus more if needed)
Green Bean “Fries”:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Green beans / Roasted bell peppers / Jalapenos - (If prepping right before cooking get oven heating and, if using grill, get grill heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make chimichurri sauce - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, capers, vinegar, lime juice, salt (portion for chimichurri), and oil (portion for chimichurri) in a blender or a food processor. Add more oil if it’s too thick. Season to taste with more salt or lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make chimichurri mayo - Whisk together chimichurri sauce with mayonnaise. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Form burger patties - Mix together beef, jalapenos, Worcestershire sauce, salt (portion for burger), and pepper. Form into 3/4" to 1" / 2 cm to 2.5 cm thick patties and make a depression in the center with your thumb. Cover and refrigerate if not making right away. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss green beans with oil (portion for green beans) and some salt and pepper. Spread out onto a sheet pan and roast until tender and brown in spots, ~20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.
  3. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Clean grates and brush with oil (portion for burgers).
  4. {Grill}: While green beans roast, place burger patties on grill and grill on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until cooked to your liking - 2 to 3 minutes more for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium, 5 to 6 minutes more for well-done.
  5. If cooking on the stovetop: While green beans roast, heat up a grill pan or skillet with oil (portion for burgers) over high heat. Add burger patties to heated pan and cook on one side until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until cooked to your liking - 2 to 3 minutes more for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium, 5 to 6 minutes more for well-done.
  6. Toast hamburger buns.
  7. When green beans are finished, squeeze lemon juice over top.
  8. Assemble burgers by spooning chimichurri mayo onto each side of the hamburger buns (you may not need all of it). Fill buns with hamburger patties and roasted bell peppers.
  9. Serve chimichurri burgers with green bean “fries” on the side with any extra chimichurri mayo for dipping. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (24)
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Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (9)

22 reviews

I liked the idea of this but for some reason it kind of came out funny...I’d make the burger patty again but probably do different toppings.

By: Delaney
Posted: May 21, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This burgers were deceivingly good! We were a bit skeptical, but yum!! The sauce was not thick enough, at all, so it was very messy. We did increase the spices for the burgers, including garlic and fresh parsley, then a sprinkle of garlic salt before searing. Would gladly make these again!!

By: Anna
Posted: May 20, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Classic. Make extra chimichurri sauce

By: Kate
Posted: May 15, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was so great!!! Came together very quick too!

By: Cara
Posted: May 14, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Sooooooo good. We did spinach, avocado and tomatoes instead of the red pepper. Sauce was delicious, especially after letting it sit in the fridge for a day before using it.

By: AJ
Posted: May 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Man, the chimichurri was really on point. We roasted our own peppers and it was still wonderful.

By: Bethany
Posted: May 13, 2020
Diet: Original
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