Peruvian-Style Burger

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Thanks to immigration over the centuries, Peruvian cuisine features Eastern, Western and Inca influences. A cuisine to savour.

Servings: 4


  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs (750 g) hamburger meat

Peruvian Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp grated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Salt to taste


  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 grilled red pepper, sliced
  • 4 fried eggs


Mix together cilantro, lime zest, garlic, cumin and salt in a large bowl. Crumble meat into sauce and gently combine. Do not overwork. Form into 4 balls.

Combine ingredients for Peruvian mayo. Reserve.

Preheat grill to high. Brush each ball with oil and place on grill. Immediately flatten them to 3/4-inch-thick patties. Grill 4 minutes on each side for medium or 3 minutes on each side for medium rare.

Place burgers on toasted buns. Top with Peruvian mayo, grilled peppers and egg.