Salvadoran Beef Patties

Official MAGGI®
Salvadoran Beef Patties
15 min
30 min
10 servings, 2 patties per serving
  • These two-bite sized patties are flavorful, juicy and kid-friendly. Serve them with a side of rice or green salad for a complete meal.

The Secret Ingredient


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomato, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce

Make It

Step 1

Combine ground beef, ½ cup onion, ½ cup chopped tomato, bell pepper, 3 tablespoons flour, eggs, coffee granules, 1 teaspoon bouillon and black pepper in a large bowl.

Step 2

Mix ingredients with hands until thoroughly combined. Shape into twenty 2-inch patties.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown patties on each side for about 4 minutes; turn and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove patties from skillet; place on a large platter and cover lightly. Reserve drippings in skillet.

Step 4

Return skillet with drippings back to stove over medium heat.

Step 5

Add remaining ½ cup onion, remaining ½ cup tomato, remaining 1 tablespoon flour, remaining 2 teaspoons bouillon and cilantro; cook, stirring rapidly, for 2 minutes. Add water and tomato sauce and cook until mixture begins to boil.

Step 6

Return beef patties to tomato sauce. Cover; cook for 15 minutes.
As an alternative, patties can be made into meatballs.