Rachael Ray: Dominican Republic-Style Chimichurri Burgers Recipe


Rachael Ray: Chimichurri Street Food

Rachael Ray talked about her friend Jose from the Dominican Republic, who farms avocados even though he hates them. He inspired her to make this Chimichurri Burgers Recipe, based on a classic Dominican Republic street food offering.

Chimichurri is a delicious relish that can go well with any type of protein. Rachael used Worcestershire instead of vinegar, because she prefers it with burgers. Think of the crunchy onion and cabbage topping as a sauerkraut without the pickled taste.


Rachael Ray: Jose’s Chimichurri Burgers Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Dominican Republic-Style Chimichurri Burgers Recipe

Get a taste of the Dominican Republic at home when you make Rachael Ray’s Chimichurri Burgers Recipe, featuring crispy, crunchy cabbage and onions.

  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 seeded Serrano Pepper (or use Jalapeno)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 cup packed Parsley & Cilantro
  • 2 lb Ground Beef (or try Ground Pork)
  • Salt & Pepper

Mayo/Aioli Ingredients

  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2/3 cup Grapeseed Oil
  • Sea Salt


  • 1/2 lb cored, sliced White Cabbage
  • 6 slices Beefsteak Tomato
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 sliced Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Mayo/Aioli (see below or store-bought)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 split Burger Rolls
  • melted Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil

Rachael Ray: Jose’s Chimichurri Burgers Recipe Directions

  1. Combine ingredients for chimichurri (except meat) and chop them in a food processor to form a thick sauce.
  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Combine with chimichurri sauce.
  3. Form into six patties and let chill for a few hours as flavors meld.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet on medium high.
  5. Sweat onions for a minute or two.
  6. Season cabbage with salt and pepper and wilt it for a few minutes. Take off heat.
  7. Heat oil on medium high in a griddle pan or skillet.
  8. Cook tomatoes for one minute per side. Remove to a plate.
  9. Brush rolls with melted butter and griddle until toasted.
  10. Drizzle more oil to cook patties for about nine minutes.
  11. Combine egg yolk with lemon juice and dijon for aioli.
  12. Stream in grapeseed oil, whisking constantly. Add sea salt.
  13. Combine with relish, ketchup, and Worcestershire.
  14. Place burgers on rolls, topped with fixings and sauce.


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