Grilled Pork Burgers

Herbed Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aiol

Grilled Pork Burgers

This is a great alternative to the standard beef burger. While this recipe calls for pork, you can certainly substitute with ground chicken or turkey. The aioli adds a level of creamy deliciousness that helps to brighten the herbed flavor of the patty. It's even great bunless. Simply ditch the bun and serve these burgers lettuce wrapped.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ, Fusion
Keyword: pork burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 533kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/4 cup of fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 soft pretzel buns
  • lettuce for garnish
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 8 pitted green olives
  • 1/3-1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • To prepare aioli, place olives into food processor. Pulse to a fine chop. Scoop chopped olives into a medium bowl.
    Add mayonnaise. Use 1/3 cup, for an intense olive flavor or 1/2 cup, for a creamier texture.
    Add olive oil, 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, and mix through. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and store in fridge until ready to use.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat of 375 degrees F. These burgers will cook over direct heat.
  • Combine ground pork with oregano, green onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Form into 6 equal sized patties, with uniform thickness.
    Place patties on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
    Once they reach an internal temperature between 160-165 degrees F., remove them from the grill and place them onto clean platter. Loosely tent with aluminum foil.
  • To assemble burgers, line bottom half of bun with lettuce, place burger patty with a generous dollop of aioli on top, then cover with remaining half of bun. You can also add cheese, tomatoes, and onions slices if desired.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

Nutrition

Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
Grilled Pork Burgers