I went to Argentina once. I danced the tango in the most famous dance hall. I ate too much red meat. But I loved every bite because it was all served with acidic, herbaceous chimichurri, like this burger is. And there’s fried cheese on top. Enjoy!


Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Recipe Summary





Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor, pulse the ingredients for the chimichurri until a chunky sauce forms (10 to 12 pulses); season with salt.

  • In a small bowl, toss the onion and vinegar to make quick pickles; season with salt and pepper.

  • In a medium bowl, mix the beef and Worcestershire; season. Form 4 patties (thinner in the centers for even cooking).

  • Heat a large griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium-high to high. Drizzle the patties with oil. Add to the griddle. Cook, turning occasionally and pressing down with a spatula to help create a crispy crust, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. If necessary, scrape the griddle to remove any browned bits of beef. Add the 4 slices of cheese to the griddle, spacing them an inch or two apart. Cook until melted and lightly crispy on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Uncover the burgers and top with some chimichurri sauce. Using a thin metal spatula or two, transfer the fried cheese to the burgers.

  • Top the roll bottoms with some pickled onions, the chimichurri cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomato slices, and roll tops.