Bringing the Heat to a Cuban Classic! Frita a Caballo with El Havanero Cuban Hot Sauce

Bringing the Heat to a Cuban Classic! Frita a Caballo with El Havanero Cuban Hot Sauce

Mario Cruz

 Frita a Caballo with El Havanero Cuban Hot Sauce

In the wide world of Cuban cuisine, the Frita a Caballo stands out as a popular and delectable choice. This tasty hamburger, topped with shoestring fries and a fried egg - hence the name "a Caballo" which means "on horseback" - is a beloved fast-food delicacy in Cuba. The addition of our El Havanero hot sauce from Bárbaro Mojo takes this dish to a new level of deliciousness.

Bárbaro Mojo's El Havanero Cuban hot sauce is a fiery blend of habanero peppers, tomatoes, sweet onion, red bell pepper, garlic salt, and Cuban spices. It's a symphony of flavor that lends itself perfectly to the rich, hearty Frita a Caballo. The heat from the habanero peppers cuts through the richness of the fried egg and the savory hamburger, providing a pleasing contrast and a mouth-watering complexity.

Creating a spicy Frita a Caballo with El Havanero Cuban hot sauce is simple. Begin by preparing your hamburger patties, cooking them to your preference. While the patties are sizzling, fry up some thin, shoestring fries until they're golden and crispy. Once the patties are cooked, place them on a bun, top with the shoestring fries, and finally, add a fried egg on top.

The final touch? A generous drizzle of El Havanero hot sauce to bring that Cuban heat. As the hot sauce mixes with the yolk of the egg and the juices from the burger, it creates a tasty sauce that elevates each bite.

This spicy take on the Frita a Caballo is a celebration of Cuban cuisine, blending traditional elements with the punchy heat of our El Havanero hot sauce. It's a mouth-watering dish that pays homage to the rich flavors and culinary creativity of Cuba. Whether you're familiar with Cuban food or just venturing into it, this spicy Frita a Caballo is sure to satisfy your cravings and spice up your mealtime.



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 4 cloves garlic, mashed and finely minced
  • 1/3 cup onion, grated
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet Spanish paprika
  • Salt & pepper cooked patties to taste
  • 6-8 American-style hamburger or steak buns


  • 6-8 cups freshly fried shoestring potatoes
  • Raw onion, sliced (optional)
  • Slice of cheese (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • Bárbaro Mojo's El Havanero Cuban Hot Sauce


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, ground pork, mashed garlic, grated onion, ketchup, ground cumin, and sweet Spanish paprika until well combined. Form into 6-8 patties.

  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat and cook your hamburger patties to your desired level of doneness. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste, then set them aside and keep them warm.

  3. In the same pan, fry your eggs. Aim for a runny yolk - this is traditional for a Frita a Caballo and will create a delicious sauce with the El Havanero hot sauce.

  4. Now it's time to assemble your Frita a Caballo. Place your cooked hamburger patty on a bun, then top it with a generous handful of your freshly fried shoestring potatoes.

  5. Add some sliced raw onion or cheese if desired, then carefully place your fried egg on top of the fries.

  6. The final touch is a generous drizzle of El Havanero hot sauce over the top of the egg.

Your Spicy Frita a Caballo with El Havanero Cuban Hot Sauce is ready to be enjoyed! It's a feast of flavors that will bring the heat and the meat in one delicious bite. Enjoy this Cuban favorite with a spicy twist!

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