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Chimichurri Burgers

Ground beef mixed with fresh herbs and spices, grilled to perfection, then topped with a chimichurri sauce. These Chimichurri Burgers will take your burger game to the next level.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Grilling
Keyword: Homemade Hamburgers
Servings: 6 patties
Calories: 281kcal



  • 1 pound ground beef I recommend 70/30 or 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 medium sized red onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped finely
  • 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped and packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped and packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1/4 medium sized red onion diced
  • 1 clove fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For Serving

  • hamburger buns
  • swiss cheese slices



  • Stir together water and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Mix together with ground beef and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • In bowl with beef, stir in onion, salt, pepper, parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, vinegar, cayenne, and lemon zest.
  • Shape into round hamburger patties that are about 3/4 inch in thickness and 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • Grilling: Turn grill to 500 degrees. Once grill reaches 500, turn heat down to 450 and place hamburgers on grill. Brown, flip, and brown other side.
    Stove Top: Heat pan (ideally cast iron grilling pan) over medium high heat. Place burger on pan and cook until browned, then flip and brown other side.

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Starting with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, stir together the rest of the chimichurri sauce ingredients. Taste, and if desired, add more kosher salt. Do NOT use blender, this is best when ingredients are hand chopped and stirred.


  • Top burgers with melted swiss cheese, if desired, and chimichurri sauce. Serve in a lettuce wrap or hamburger bun.


*Nutrition facts do not include hamburger buns or cheese. 
*These burgers also taste great topped with ketchup, onion, and tomato. 


Serving: 1hamburger patty | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg