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paleo cuban burger

Cuban Burger (Plantain Crusted Pork Patty)

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 patties 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: Cuban


delicious crispy burgers with a Cuban flair



  • 3 pounds ground pork
  • 3 teaspoons fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 large egg (omit for AIP, sub 1 tbsp gelatin)
  • 1 bag of quality plantain chips (coconut oil fried)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl thoroughly mix the pork and all the seasoning and the egg (or gelatin)
  3. In a food processor or blender pulse the plantain chips until large crumbles are formed.
  4. Pour the plantain crumbles into a medium bowl.
  5. Place a cooling rack, or broil rack over a sheet pan and set it next to your plantain bowl. You need a rack to let any liquid that may be released from the patties to drain so they stay crispy.
  6. Shape your pork into 4-ounce patties, and press them down in the plantain crumbles on each side before setting on the rack.
  7. This will make 12-14 patties.
  8. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Done!
  10. I love these over romaine salad with mojo, avocado and cilantro! Yum!


  • Serving Size: 1 patty

Keywords: plantain crusted Cuban Burger