Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips

by Erica Dinho on June 11, 2013

Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips

Let me introduce you to my new favorite Hamburger… The Paisa Burger!

This week I got up craving a good hamburger, but not just any burger, I wanted a burger with different textures and lots flavor. So, I created this Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips. The Paisa Burger was inspired by the region in which I was born, “Antioquia“,Colombia where residents are called “Paisas“.

Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips

We Colombians love our traditional comfort food and we are always trying to put our Colombian ingredients into International dishes. Colombian fusion food is a new trend in Colombia and around the world. Dishes such as Colombian-Style Pizza and Colombian-Style Hot Dogs are just some of the examples of this trend.

So this time I thought it would be fun to use some of my favorite traditional ingredients from my hometown to top a hamburger: chorizo, avocado, plantain chips, red onions, tomato slices and cabbage slaw. The combination of flavors and textures on this burger is absolutely delicious.

Paisa - Colombian Burger

This Paisa Burger is perfect for Father’s Day. If you have a Colombian father in your life, make this hamburger on Sunday and they will love you even more than they do now! Buen provecho!

Colombian Hamburger



(4 hamburgers)

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Coleslaw
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion slices
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 Colombian chorizos, cooked and sliced
  • Ketchup
  • Plantain chips

Hamburguesa Colombiana


  1. In a large plastic bowl add the ground beef, garlic, scallions, onion, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for about 1 hour, then form 4 patties.
  2. Heat a grill or sauté pan and cook the hamburgers for 5 minutes on each side until done.
  3. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. To serve, place coleslaw, one tomato slice, one onion slice on a bun, and top with a patty, avocado slices, chorizo and plantain chips. Serve with ketchup on the side.
  5. Receta hamburguesa Colombiana

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan Nova June 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

You sold me! Looks muy sabroso!


2 Belinda @zomppa June 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

What a great combination! It sounds like heaven!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM

This is such a man burger! I love those plantain chips too.


4 Joanne June 13, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I’m pretty sure if I made this for the boyfriend he would fall even more in love with me! What a burger.


5 grace June 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM

that plantain chips are a fabulous component! this is SO appealing, erica. :)


6 Chris June 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

The combo of chorizo and beef make this a burger that I would love. Nice one, Erica.


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