Gluten Free Argentine Burgers Recipe

Gluten Free Argentinian Burgers Recipe

OK all you grammatically correct people out there, I have a question for you – is something that is from or reminiscent of Argentina, Argentine or Argentinian? For example was Eva Peron an Argentine or Argentinian Diva?

Whatever you want to call these burgers be it Argentine or Argentinian, personally I would just call them a darn good burger!

One of the first (ok, second after Evita) things I think of when I think of Argentina is beef and these burgers start as they should, with the beef. I find that if you want a really tasty burger you should use ground beef that is 80 percent lean – ground chuck. From there all it needs is some minimal seasoning, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and in the case of these burgers some grated garlic, and dried chili powder.

When forming your patties try not to squish the meat together too tightly for a tender burger. With your thumb make a deep indentation in the center of the patty – this gives you an even burger that doesn’t puff up in the center and helps keep your burgers nice and juicy.

The next thing that makes this burger Argentine is the chimichurri sauce, an Argentinian condiment made from parsley, garlic, and olive oil. Chimichurri sauce is a super flavorful sauce typically served with beef, so instead of ketchup, top your burger with this for an amazing South American taste sensation.

Finally, any good burger deserves a good bun. In Argentina, chipas – cheesy breads made from tapioca starch, are sold in street side stands. I made my gluten free Chipa Buns using Chebe Cheese Bread Mix and it was the perfect vehicle for these Gluten Free Argentinian Burgers.

Burgers may be an all-American food but there is no reason why you can’t change things up and give your burgers a decidedly South American flair!

Gluten Free Argentinian Burgers

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Gluten Free Argentine Burgers Recipe
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Gluten Free Argentinian Burgers Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 999kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

Gluten Free Chipa Buns

  • 1 (7.5 ounce) package Chebe Original Cheese Bread Mix
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup water

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 bunch flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup maybe a touch more olive oil

Argentine Burger Patties

  • pounds ground chuck 80 percent lean
  • 2 garlic cloves grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 4 ½ inch thick tomato slices
  • 4 red onion slices sliced very thin

Instructions

Gluten Free Chipa Buns

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Chebe bread mix, olive oil, cheese, eggs, and water with a fork. Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead with your hands until the mixture is smooth and fully combined, about 1 minute. Divide the dough into four equal portions, roll into balls, and flatten into disks about 4 inches in diameter. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the buns from the oven, slice in half horizontally with a serrated knife and place the halves back on the baking sheet, cut side up. Cook for another 5 minutes. (The buns are best served hot - they can be prepared up to the point of being put back into the oven a little ahead and then baked for the last five minutes just before serving.)

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Place the garlic cloves in a food processor and chop finely. Add the parsley and pulse several times until the parsley is finely chopped. Add the vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and process until combined. With the machine running, add the olive oil and process until the mixture is thick and fully combined. If too thick, add a few more drops of olive oil. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed, the mixture should be very flavorful. Can be made a day ahead, store in a covered jar in the fridge.

Argentine Burger Patties

  • Combine the ground beef, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Divide into 4 equal sized portions. Shape into patties ¾ inch thick and with your thumb make a deep indentation in the center of each.
  • Heat a grill, grill pan, or skillet to high heat. Add the burgers and cook 3 - 4 minutes, flip and cook for another 3 – 4 minutes. Refrain from pressing down on the burgers as they cook to keep your burgers juicy.
  • Serve the burgers on the Chipa Buns with lettuce, tomato, onions slices, and chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Argentinian Burgers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 999 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Fat 65g100%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 1493mg62%
Potassium 802mg23%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 2040IU41%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 341mg34%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. April 26, 2013

    I am gluten free and love this recipe!! I can’t wait to try it out!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      April 26, 2013

      Thanks Kristin, enjoy!

  2. April 28, 2013

    The Chipa Buns look and sound Delicious!! They look way better than the huge gluten stuffed white breaded buns that most of us grew up with. How exciting, looking forward to trying this!! Thanks :D

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 3, 2013

      Thank you Sara! Enjoy!

  3. April 29, 2013

    Thank you for the wonderful and simple recipe. I’ll be trying it soon. Have a great week!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 3, 2013

      Aww, thank you Liz! Enjoy!

  4. April 29, 2013

    These look really good. Can’t wait to try the Chipa buns!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 3, 2013

      Thanks, enjoy!

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