Treasures of Colombia: Hamburguesa con Chorizo (Colombian Street Food)

What is a Hamburger?

To me the name is quite misleading, quite ironic because most hamburgers do not include ham as the name suggests…I can’t recall eating a Hamburger that had ham. (Food for Thought).

treasures of colombia with stacey ann smith

Treasures of Colombia: Hamburguesa con Chorizo (Colombian Street Food)

By: Stacey-Ann Smith.

The Hamburger is a comfort food/fast food/junk food as it is lovingly called. It is a circular sandwich that is made up of:

  1. Ground / minced beef
  2. Lettuce
  3. Tomato
  4. Onion
  5. Pickles
  6. Cheese
  7. Mustard
  8. Mayonnaise
  9. Ketchup
  10. Relish

I visited a particular restaurant in the Primavera Urbana Mall called “Don Jediondo” and they have a special hamburger, Chorizo Hamburger, that I really enjoy.

It has a unique taste because of an unusual ingredient…a huge chorizo that is placed on top of the patty (mincemeat); the chorizo brings an exotic taste because of its distinctive ingredients.

The chorizo is a type of sausage that is stuffed with pork and other seasonings and spices. I really like this hamburger because I am a sausage lover; so when making your homemade hamburger you can add sausages to enhance the flavor…be innovative!

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About the writer:

Stacey Ann Smith is from Kingston, Jamaica.  She is an alumna of Camperdown High School and she graduated from The Shortwood Teachers’ College having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Spanish and French. Presently, Stacey is an English teacher at a University in Colombia.  She describes herself as a vivacious and loving person who also has a passion for traveling, taking pictures, her son Nicholas and Ashley, her adorable feline.

Copyright © 2019, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

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