Cilantro Chimichurri Burger

Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
Add'l 3 mins
Total 21 mins

This recipe for Cilantro Chimichurri Burgers is so easy and quick to make, it’s perfect for a summer weeknight dinner. You can even prep the chimichurri a few days ahead of time! Your family will love this new burger twist. 

Need some inspiration for other delicious and quick weeknight meals? Try this super quick Creamy Parmesan Chicken Recipe or this easy recipe for Chicken And Dumplings With Biscuits. These will easily become family favorites!

Cilantro Chimichurri Burger Recipe

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Labor Day Weekend may be over, but in Florida we grill all year. I have been eating so many burgers lately that it is bordering on an addiction. I love how cheap ground sirloin is and how many ways you can dress up a burger. I have been getting lots of inspiration lately from Shawnda and can’t wait to try out her Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger. Holy Yum!

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This Burger Recipe Is Perfect For A Quick Dinner

But until I can find some hatch chilies here in Florida, Jorge and I whipped up some Cilantro Chimichurri Burgers. These really are the prefect quick weeknight meal! You can make your chimichurri on Sunday and store it until it’s burger night. And bake up some Alexia Sweet Potato Waffle Fries for a delicious, easy side. Then dinner takes all of about 15 minutes of work. Score! πŸ™‚

Easy Burger Patty Recipe

Yield: 4 burgers

Cilantro Chimichurri Burger

Easy Burger Patty Recipe

This recipe for Cilantro Chimichurri Burgers is so easy and quick to make. It's the perfect recipe for a summer weeknight family dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1 heaping cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 lbs ground sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 ounces Cotija cheese, crumbled


    Cilantro Chimichurri:

    In a food processor, puree garlic and shallot until finely minced. Toss in cilantro, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and red pepper flakes. Pulse a few times until cilantro is minced and a paste forms. Remove from food processor and set aside.


    Heat grill to medium-high heat. Or use a grill pan (or even a non-stick saute pan) over medium-high heat.

    In a large bowl mix together ground sirloin, worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, black pepper and onion. Divide into 4 equal parts and form into hamburger patties.

    Grill patties for 4 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Remove from grill and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest 3 minutes.

    Assemble hamburgers with buns and top with a healthy smear of cilantro chimichurri and cotija cheese.michurri and cotija cheese.


A traditional chimichurri is not pureed, but instead all the ingredients are finely minced. However I am lazy and it tastes the same if it's pureed. πŸ˜‰

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 771Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 1521mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 59g

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20 Responses
  1. Anna Davidoff

    Never thought of putting chimishurri on a burger but this burger looks amazing and I’m so excited to try it soon! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  2. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    We eat loads of burgers in our house! I love that burgers are so filling, easy and cheap to make and versatile. Will totally try this one on our next burger night!

  3. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

    Yum!! These look amazing. All of this looks amazing. Congrats on the partnership, sounds like a lot of fun.

  4. Joanne

    I’m definitely loving the idea of chimichurri on a burger! I just wish we could grill here in the northeast all year long.

  5. Sues

    That’s one BEAUTIFUL burger (and the flavors sound out of this world, too!). I can’t grill year-round at my apartment building, which makes me insanely jealous of your Florida living (grill pan to the rescue??)! πŸ™‚

    1. Jessica

      I would totally cheat and do it anyways haha! We were in an apartment a year ago that had a rule against grilling on the patios…I did it all.the.time. πŸ˜‰

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I love chimmichuri, its so awesome on any meat and these burgers look so good! Alexia has the best onion rings ever, just sayin’

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