Montadito de Manzana y Burger


It’s almost the end of August. Schools are starting, days are getting shorter, those crisp dry days are here and everything is getting just a little more quiet. It has been a great summer for me, I really hope everyone enjoyed it.  Actually, I am talking like summer was over, but it’s not yet, at least not for me!

This July, when I was in Spain shopping  at the market, I saw a lot of  butcher shops that had a lot of different varieties of burgers. Trust me, we have a lot of butchers, people in Spain love their meat. One that surprised me was a burger with apple. It seemed each butcher offered one and each was a little different. So for today, I thought i would make my own apple burger montadito! I call it  the Montadito de Manzana y Burger. (Apple and burger small sandwich)

Let’s get into it!


For the burger;

  • 1/2 pound ground meat (your favorite meat. I used beef today, but I think that pork or veal would be delicious too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion jam (see my onion jam recipe)
  • 1 apple
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • Baguette or your favorite bread.

Preheat the oven to 390F. Cut the apple in half and spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top. Roast it in the oven for about 15 minutes. Scoop out the apple with a spoon and mix it into the ground meat with the onion jam. Season with salt and pepper. Make the mini burgers and cook in a pan.

For the aioli;

  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • juice from 1/4 of lemon


In a food processor, add the garlic,  egg, lemon juice and a 1/4 cup of olive oil and blend well on high speed. Then, while the food processor is still blending, slowly (very slow!) add the rest of the 1/2 cup of vegetable or canola oil. Mix until it has a nice thick consistency.

Build the montadito. Place a slice of bread and then you have two options:

  1. Spread the aioli on the bread and the burger on top.
  2. Put the burger on top of the bread on top it with aioli.

Serve warm and bon profit!

Montadito de Manzana y Burger

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

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