Homemade Iberico Ham and Manchego Cheese Burger

Is there anybody who doesn’t like hamburgers? So, if you are a fan of them, you probably begin salivating at the mention of iberico ham and Manchego cheese in a tasty homemade burger

This is a simple hamburger, elevated into something that goes beyond “gourmet”, and is the result of high quality ingredients  arrange in a way that brings pleasure to whoever taste it.
I have created  a burger featuring two of my absolute favorite tapas staples, Iberico ham and Manchego cheese … Wow factor!

Serves 4 burgers


  • 1/2 pound organic ground pork
  • 1/2 pound organic ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 Manchego cheese slices
  • 4 Iberico ham slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • garlic salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • unsalted butter
  • homemade mayonnaise


  1. In a bowl, marinate  ground pork and ground beef  adding one beaten egg, garlic salt and fresh ground black pepper, knead the meat with your hands for a few minutes, cover and reserve in the fridge at least 30 minutes.
  2. Shape the meat into 4 equal-size patties and brush them with olive oil.
  3. In a medium cast-iron skillet, cook the patties for 3 minutes on one side and flip to the other side and place the  Manchego cheese slice on the top of the already cooked side.
  4. Meanwhile, in another skillet brush the buns with butter and place them, cut side down, over medium-high heat until nicely toasted, for about 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. In the same skillet place the iberico ham slices to warm them.
  6. Spread homemade mayonnaise onto the bottom half of each butter bun.
  7. Place fresh arugula,  cheese melted burger patties and iberico ham on the top.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy.

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