Herb Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli


Herbed Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aiol

Herb Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli

This is a great alternative to the standard beef burger. While this recipe calls for pork, you can substitute with ground chicken or turkey. The tapenade aioli adds a level of creamy deliciousness that helps to brighten the herbed flavor of the patty.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American BBQ, Fusion
Servings 6 People


  • 2 pounds of 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
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine ground pork with oregano, green onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Form into 6 equal sized patties. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place patties on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side (depending on thickness). Once cooked to between 160-165 degrees F., remove from heat and place onto platter.
  • To prepare aioli, place olives into food processor. Pulse until to a fine chop. Move chopped olives from processor 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, black pepper, and mix through. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and store in fridge until ready to use.
  • 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.


Image by: Sabrina Baksh