Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Grilled Pork Burgers

I know most people when you talk “Grilling” think of burgers on their grills.  Ground beef comes as the first ingredient for those burgers too.  But you can use so many different proteins other than ground beef.  Other popular options include ground chicken, ground turkey, ground lamb and ground pork.

Well, this week it’s “Ground Pork” that I have for you with a couple of fun recipes.

Now ground beef, and ground lamb, offer enough flavor in just themselves that you really don’t need anything but salt and pepper.  Other ground meats (chicken, turkey and pork) could use a little help.

Typically, you combine some different flavors into this meat before making it into patties.  Depending on the flavor profile you are looking for that particular day, you choose from a large assortment of ingredients.

The two recipes I have for you this week give different flavor profiles.

Wednesday’s recipe is “BBQ Pork Burgers” and they use apple cider vinegar and BBQ sauce both inside and brushed on to give you a great tasting burger.

“Pineapple Pork Burgers” are a pork version of a “Juicy Lucy” (which is in the recipe tabs).  That’s a stuffed burger.  This recipe uses soy sauce, green onions, pepper and garlic powder in the ground pork.  You then use pineapple cream cheese spread to stuff it.  To add a little more flavor, it has a teriyaki mayonnaise spread for the bun.  Lastly, you top the burger with a grilled pineapple ring (fresh is best but canned works too) and you have an amazing burger.

So give something besides ground beef a try in your next burger.  “Happy Cooking” until next week and please share my link with others.  Thanks.

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