Chimi (Dominican Burger)

There are sandwiches and there is a Chimi. Juicy beef topped with dredged cabbage in a creamy ketchumayo sauce. Onions and tomatoes. You have to try this!


½ cup of ketchup

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup of of orange juice

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup of Sofrito

1 pound minced beef

3 tablespoons vegetable oil (soy, peanut or corn)

1 red onion cut into rings

1 sliced tomato

2 cups shredded cabbage

3-4 Hoagies rolls or 1 long Italian bread cut in 3


Making chimi sauce: Mix the ketchup, mayonnaise, orange juice and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside (keep chilled).

Mix the cabbage with half the sauce made and reserved.

Making the chimi patties: season your beef with sofrito and make sure you mix well but careful not to over mix. Divide meat into 5-6 portions and form 6 patties (round for hamburger bread, oval-shaped for Italian bread).

Grilling the patties: Brush a stove-top grill with some of the oil and heat over high heat. Grill the patties, rotating until they are cooked through. Reserve.

Toasting the bread: Reapply some oil to the grill and warm the bread. Grilling the vegetables: Reapply oil to the grill, and grill onions and tomatoes (optional)

Assembling: Put meat, onions, tomatoes, and sauced cabbage between the buns, drizzle some sauce on bread cover and top. Enjoy!

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