I had totally forgotten about pork burgers! We always used to get them at the fair and we all looked forward to it. I love how this recipe is a blank canvass for variations. Enjoy!
1 pound unseasoned ground pork
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1. Mix pork with the salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties.
2. Place over moderately hot coals or fry on a skillet or grill pan. Cook to well-done. Serve on hamburger buns
3. Read on for variations for your pork burger.
a. Santa Fe Burger – Fresh guacamole, salsa and chili peppers. Serve open-faced on corn bread
b. Georgia Burger – Fresh peach slices and crispy strips of bacon. Serve on honey-wheat roll.
c. Pacific Burger – Sunflower seeds, grilled pineapple slice and honey-dijon mustard. Serve on sourdough bread.
d. Caribbean Burger – Mango slices, hot pepper sauce, slice of red onion and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve on grilled hamburger bun, brushed with olive oil.
e. Mediterranean Burger – Prepare a mixture of plain yogurt, chopped fresh dill and chopped cucumber. Serve in a pita bread pocket.
f. Italian Burger – Top with a dab of pesto and a mixture of mozzarella, parmesan, Romano and provolone cheeses. Serve with focaccia.
g. Thai Burger – Make a peanut sauce mixture by combining peanut butter, hot chili oil and a dash of soy sauce. Serve on a bun brushed with hot pepper infused oil.