CUBANCUBE’s Freakin Frita Recipe

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CUBANCUBE's Freakin Frita

The folks from the CUBANCUBE Food Truck (Eileen & Jon Andrade) are the same peeps behind FINKA Table & Tap, winners of the 2015 Burgie Award for Best Restaurant. It was unfortunate that they decided to retire the ‘CUBE but the FINKA Table & Tap restaurant could not have happened otherwise.

I do get questions about the Freakin Frita, one of the signature dishes from the CUBANCUBE all the time. It can sometimes be found on the lunch menu at FINKA but because I love you guys, here it is for you to recreate at home.

There are strings attached to this favor, I expect an invite.

FRITAS:

Mix all ingredients together and form into 6 equal patties. Cook Fritas on flattop, pan or cast iron skillet.

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red peppers, minced
  • 1 white onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder

SAUCE:

Combine all ingredients, mix well and set aside.

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup guava marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons mustard

EVERYTHING TO PLATE:

  • 2 loaves of Cuban bread
  • 6 Fritas, cooked (above)
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Sauce (above)
  • 6 eggs, fried

DIRECTIONS:

Makes approximately 6 servings

  1. Slice Cuban bread loaf from top to bottom to create two equal halves.
  2. Then create “buns” to match the size of the patty.
  3. Place one bread slice down and place cooked Frita on top.
  4. Lay Swiss cheese, onions, sauce, and fried eggs on the patty.
  5. Top your Frita with the other Cuban bread slice.

Thanks to Eileen & Jon Andrade of FINKA Table & Tap for allowing us to reprint this recipe.