I’m from Southern Brazil (my city is much closer to Uruguay and Argentina than many parts of my own country) and a very traditional hot sandwich/burger here is called Xis (the word xis has a similar pronunciation to the English word cheese and this sandwich was given this name to sound like cheeseburger). And I’ve named it Southern Brazilian Pressed Burger, so you would have an idea of what I was talking about.
First, the bread is huge, but of course you can make a smaller version with a regular hamburger bun. And what goes inside? Mayonnaise, cheese, fried egg, corn, peas, tomato, lettuce, and some meat (this one is made of beef). But you can omit any ingredient you don’t like. Or add other ingredients, like bacon, for example.
- 1 large hamburger bun
- 1-2 tbsp frozen or canned corn
- 1-2 tbsp frozen peas
- 3-4 oz (100-120g) beef, cut into strips
- 1 egg
- 3-4 tomato slices
- With a little bit oil cook the beef. Season it with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a small frying pan, fry the egg.
- Cut bun in half. Spread mayonnaise on the cut side of each half.
- On one side of the bun add peas, corn, cheese, beef, fried egg, tomato and lettuce. Top with the other half of the bun.
- Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Place "sandwich" and grilled it. Press it with a large spatula or a smaller skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, pressing down firmly, until bread is lightly golden and cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.
My mouth is watering by making this post and looking at the pictures 🙂