Spanish Burger has a thick patty made of minced pork, paprika, parsley and garlic topped with manchego cheese, roasted bell pepper and a nutty homemade Romesco sauce to give this burger an “Olé” touch!

This Spanish burger tastes like Spain, with a lovely pork patty filled with sunny spices, a bit like chorizo style. It’s a really traditional recipe filled with Spanish flavours. They would also be great as tapas; a smaller version would make fantastic little bites.

The Patties

Spanish Burger

In Spain, pork is king! It’s everywhere: sandwiches, hams, meatballs, stuffing, etc. Plus, beef is pricy so they often use a mix of pork and beef or solely minced pork to make their burgers. Surprisingly juicy and tasty, these patties bring a whole new perspective on burgers. On top of that, I’ve spiced the patty up ‘chorizo’ style! I added some lovely paprika powder to the meat, giving it a sunny touch.

The Manchego Cheese

Manchego cheese is a sheep cheese that is really popular in Spain. There are many types, from cured old ones with a sharp end to soft ones if you are lucky enough to find some! Go ahead and use it! Otherwise, just go with the usual cheddar.

The Sauces

Romesco Sauce

The burger has two different sauces: one is the orange romesco sauce. A healthy, nutty sauce made of hazelnuts, roasted peppers, garlic and olive oil. A pure delight! Check your European market or specialty shop for a bottle or the recipe here. It’s fairly easy to make but a tad long. So, alternatively, I guess ketchup or Ajvar sauce would do.

The second sauce is the famous aïoli sauce which is simply a garlic mayonnaise, if done the right way it shouldn’t have any eggs in there; the fresh garlic contains a natural emulsifier, but we’ll keep it simple for now. I’ve just used a pre-made aïoli; if you prefer, simply use mayonnaise and voila!


Accompany this with crunchy lettuce and tomato. If you are lucky enough to find some, add a few marinated caper berries as a fun decoration!

The Roasting Pepper Technique

The flame technique (faster): Add the clean peppers directly on top of a flame (BBQ or gas stove flame) and burn on all sides until totally black. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes.

The oven technique: Add the pepper in the oven on the top level to broil for about 20 minutes (turn mid-way) until black on each side, cover it in aluminum foil, and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Spanish Burger

Open up, discard the black skin and cut each pepper into 2 or 3 squares. Underneath, you’ll get a lovely smoky and soft pepper.

What to eat it with?

So, let’s start this BBQ season with Spanish flavours!

Spanish Burger

5 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 553
Spanish Burger got a thick patty made of minced pork and paprika, parsley and garlic topped by Manchego cheese, roasted bell pepper and a nutty homemade Romesco sauce to give this burger an "Olé" touch!


  • 600 g minced pork
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 red bell pepper
  • lettuce
  • 1 tbsp aïoli sauce
  • 2 tbsp romesco sauce (check recipe here)
  • *caper berries or pickles for the side dish (*optional)

Patty seasoning

  • 1 tbsp paprika (sweet or spicy)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp flat leave parsley (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper


  • Roast the red bell pepper (check the technique above).
  • Season the patties without overworking the meat, mix them, and form 4 nicely compressed patties.
  • On a grill, pan or BBQ medium-high heat, add the patties for 4 minutes minimum before flipping them (check the sides of the patties to see the cooking line).
  • Add the Manchego cheese for 1-2 minutes before the end of cooking.
  • Cook the meat to your favourite doneness.
  • Warm up the bread before making the burgers.


Serve with the Romesco Sauce, Manchego Cheese, Aioli, bell pepper and crunchy lettuce.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 553kcal
Course: Plato principal
Cuisine: Americana, Spanish
Keyword: burger, manchego, minced pork, spanish


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2919IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. tableandachair Reply

    This looks really good, I can’t help but think a manchego cheese would be an amazing addition.

  2. I love burgers, and I’m definitely interested in expanding my palette by trying a Spanish style burger. The only problem is I can’t eat spicy food, so I’d have to try it without the spicy ingredients. But going to make it for my mom with the spiciness included!

  3. So much awesomeness going on in that burger! It is interesting how you used both sweet an spicy paprika, getting both elements for it. And how dare you tease us with that romesco sauce 😉

  4. Such a gorgeous burger! I love the photos with the romesco sauce dripping down. These flavors sound absolutely incredible.

  5. VeenaAzmanov Reply

    Oh my I’m going crazy… I love burgers but this SPANISH!! Wow. Sounds so fun. Love the addition of romesco.. and sweet paprika.. Must have tasted awesome.

  6. Wow! You knocked this one out of the park! I love the combination the pork adds to this combo. I would love to try this burger with a strong ginger ale. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Finally grilling season is here. We will be consuming a lot of burgers during the season. Love the spice profile here. Pork is such a great addition….adds great flavour and makes things so juicy!!

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  9. thefoodblognet Reply

    This burger looks so goodand full of flavour! I love seeing your Spanish takes on recipes, and that sauce,…

  10. There are so many big flavours in here – I love it! Where do you usually get your caperberries? I’ve never been able to find them at my regular grocery stores.

    • Well i m in Europe and they are a bit everywhere… i m guessing you ll have to find an European market of some kind… maybe amazon…

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  12. eileenbakingsense Reply

    I love the flavors you’ve got going on in this burger. I’m always looking for new burgers to throw on the grill in the summer. This one is definitely going on the list!

  13. jackiegarvin490 Reply

    The flavors are exploding off this page! I’ve never had a Spanish inspired burgers but I’d to try this. I’m assuming the garnish on the top of the burger is caperberries. Those aren’t familiar to me but I love the shape.

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  16. Love this recipe of Spanish style burger. First time I see it. Must try it. Thanks for sharing.

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