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Spicy Aji Hamburger - Peruvian-style Hamburger (como Bembo's)


Spicy Aji Hamburger - Peruvian-style Hamburger (como Bembo's)

Spicy Aji Hamburger

Marian Blazes

Bembo's is a Peruvian chain restuarant which sells burgers, fries, and chicken sandwiches - typical fast-food fare - but with Peruvian ingredients and flavors. Bembos gives McDonalds and Burger King a run for their money. Bembo's burgers have a distinctive flavor, and come with unusual condiments such as onion relish, tiny french fries, and fried eggs.

It's tough to replicate the flavor of a Bembo's burger, but this recipe comes close. Minced garlic and onion, parsley, and a little bit of aji panca chile peppers give these burgers a hint of "Bembos".

Serve them with chile ranch sauce or creamy aji sauce.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons aji panca chile pepper paste
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Add the ground beef to a large bowl, and gently mix in the garlic, onion, parsley, and aji panca.

  2. Shape the beef into 6 rounded patties, being careful not to overly flatten or compress the meat.

  3. Grill the burgers over high heat, turning at least once, until the burgers are cooked to desired doneness. (See this article on how to grill perfect burgers).

  4. Serve warm on buns with condiments of your choice.

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