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Latin Lovin’ Mojo Burgers

Florida is its own melting pot of a very diverse population of Hispanic people from many different countries. The richness of these cultures combine to give us all a wealth of flavors unlike others in any other cuisine. When I moved to Florida I had never been so lucky as to have had the opportunity to taste any Latin food. My first meal was Cuban back beans, rice and chicken served with mojo sauce. This sauce is a condiment that it full of fresh herbs and has a rich, tart garlicky flavor. One taste and you'll be hooked!

Ingredients 

Mojo Marinated Red Onion and Jicama:
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 small jicama, peeled and thinly julienned
Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise:
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oi
 1 cup mayonnaise
Patties:
10 medium garlic cloves,
1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 pounds ground chuck
1/2 pound ground pork
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack
6 kaiser rolls, split
6 slices semi-firm Manchego cheese
1 cup roasted red peppers cut into strips

Instructions 

Directions Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. To make the mojo marinade, combine the garlic cloves, olive oil, oregano, salt, white vinegar, and lime juice in a food processor and process until well blended. Pour mixture into a small bowl. Add red onion slices and jicama to marinade. Refrigerate until serving. To make the cilantro-lime mayonnaise, combine cilantro, lime juice, salt, olive oil and mayonnaise in small bowl. Mix well and refrigerate until serving. To make the patties, combine garlic, onion, oregano, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Place mixture in large bowl. In a small bowl combine breadcrumbs and olive oil, mix well. Add breadcrumb mixture to garlic mixture, stir to combine. Gently add ground chuck and ground pork, breaking apart and tossing until all ingredients are combined, being careful to avoid compacting mixture. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions. Gently toss one portion back and forth between hands to form a loose ball. Gently form mixture into 3/4 inch thick patties about 4 inches in diameter. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and grill until browned on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn patties and continue grilling until done to preference. 6-7 minutes longer for medium well (160 degrees.) During last few minutes of cooking, remove onion and jicama from marinade and place on a plate. Brush the inside of top and bottom of each bun with remaining marinade. Place buns, cut side down, on the upper rack or outside edge of grill to lightly toast. When patties are one minute from being done, place one slice of cheese on each patty and close grill lid to help cheese melt slightly. To assemble burgers, spread 2 tablespoons of cilantro lime mayonnaise on inside of each bun top. On each bun bottom place an equal amount of reserved onion-jicama mixture, a cheese topped patty, and an equal amount of roasted red pepper strips. Add roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers

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