That is so true, my husband is Argentine and I know for sure they don't use cilantro and jalapeno. They use parsley and garlic, my mother in law has NEVER used jalapeno and/or cilantro in any of her argentine dishes!
Seems tasty, but... Jalapeno? Cumin? Cilantro? Not Argentinian at ALL! You can't even buy a jalapeno there! Trust me, I was born and raised there and had countless asados.
Chimichurri does not use cilantro. Period. We only use parsley, garlic, pimenton (spicy paprika), oregano, red wine vinegar and salt. Maybe a little white pepper.
I like to add, even though is a good recipe, pita bread and cilantro don't speak Argentinean, generally chimichurri is made with parsley....
What a delicious burger! Worth making for the chimichurri sauce alone. The only thing I altered was serving the burger on a bun, rather than a pita, as the only pitas I could find at my store didn't seem up to the task of supporting a big, juicy burger. I used ciabatta instead and that worked out great. Looking forward to next summer when I can make these again!
I would agree that normal pitas won't stand up to the juicy burgers and sauce. However, this recipe deserves 5 stars. I've used it multiple times and grilling the burgers results in juicy, delicious patties and the chimichurri sauce is the best I've tasted. While we've tried different recipes for this sauce my family always requests that I use this terrific recipe when I grill the Argentine-style burgers. In fact, we use the sauce on grilled flank steak and it is phenomenal!
Made it for a family party and it was just okay. I thought a lot of work then for just okay. I wouldn't recommend using the pita (what a disaster!).
Great burger, recipe is excellent! Fantastic also on good burger buns.