I did some internet searching yesterday and found a Barbecue Pork Burger recipe from Martha Stewart that I was interested in trying. I had some potatoes to use up for a potato salad and some cole slaw mix to use as well so a cookout type meal sounded perfect. I was a little bit anxious about using pork in a burger though... I knew it wouldn't taste like the real thing (beef burgers) and didn't really know if we would like it or not but with so much pork to play around with I figured it was worth a try.
We were not disappointed! In fact, I will add this recipe to my rotation and make it again, even if I have ground beef in the house! These were so flavorful, moist, and delicious. We served them on wheat bread. I covered mine with cole slaw and my husband covered his in barbecue sauce. We had potato salad and cole slaw on the side. It was a quick, easy, yummy dinner, and perfect for warm weather!
I used the George Foreman grill because I am totally not brave enough to use a real grill. That is definitely my husband's job! But you could cook yours either way.
You can view the original recipe here.
Here's what I did...
- 1 1/2 pounds ground pork (I think mine was just a little over a pound but close enough)
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Heat George Foreman Grill (I sprayed it with cooking spray first)
- Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl to combine (Martha suggests you don't overwork meat or it will make the burgers too dense) (I used my hands)
- Form meat into 4 equal sized patties, 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick
- Grill for a few minutes on each side until cooked through (my meat thermometer says pork needs to be 160 degrees for medium and 170 degrees for well done)
- Serve 'em up as you like!
Let me know what you think!