Recipe: BBQ Pork Burgers

BBQ Pork Burger, Courtesy:
BBQ Pork Burger, Courtesy:


Mix up your burger routine with this BBQ pork burger.

1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1 small red onion, minced, plus slices for serving
3/4 cup store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Vegetable oil, for grates
4 soft onion rolls, split horizontally




  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a medium bowl, place pork, minced onion, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix very gently with a fork to combine, being careful not to overwork meat (which would make burgers dense).
  3. Gently form meat into 4 equal-size patties, 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.

  4. With thumb, make a 1/2-inch-deep indentation in the center of each (this helps keep burgers flat during grilling).

  5. Moisten a folded paper towel with oil; grasp with tongs and rub over grates.

  6. Season burgers with salt and pepper; grill until cooked throughout, 5 to 8 minutes per side.

  7. Serve on onion rolls (toasted on grill, if you like), with sliced onion and remaining barbecue sauce.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I cooked these burgers in an oiled frying pan – they didn’t have that wonderful grilled flavor, but still a great winter meal.
  • If you aren’t a pork fan, you can substitute ground beef, chicken or turkey.

Yield: 4 servings




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