The perfect pork burgers recipe. A combination of sauteed onions, shallots, roasted garlic, bacon and spices pack these pork burgers full of flavor!
THIS PORK BURGERS RECIPE IS: PALEO, GLUTEN FREE, PRIMAL, LOW CARB AND WHEAT BELLY FRIENDLY.
THE PERFECT PORK BURGERS RECIPE
So this one kinda came out of left field for me. I was hanging out with the family and realized that I had defrosted ground pork rather than ground beef. Whoops. Normally I would have just made something else, but I'd already told my kids that we were having burgers for lunch. I don't know about your house, but in mine, burgers are serious business. Next up for lunch: ground pork burgers.
I've made a couple pork burgers recipes in the past, but didn't have those ingredients on hand. Normally they are pretty straightforward with fresh sage, thyme, salt and pepper. No sage or thyme on hand, so let's get a little creative. In this pork burgers recipe you'll find caramelized onions, shallots, roasted garlic, cumin, cayenne and bacon. Sounds good, right? It is.
As always in my house, we have roasted garlic on hand. You can make up a batch of easy roasted garlic to keep in your refrigerator for when you need it. Saves a lot of time and adds a lot of flavor. Speaking of flavor, we enjoyed this with a delicious mustard sauce, spicy jalapeno slices and some cornichon pickles. Also, there's just a little more bacon because we love the bacon. I've included the mustard sauce recipe as well if you're interested in making it. It's really tasty and goes well with all the other flavors on the plate!
QUICK COOKING TIP: Cooking pork burgers is a bit different than cooking regular beef burgers. First, they are a little more delicate than beef burgers. You have to be more careful on the flip, or they might break on you. Also, you have to cook them all the way through. I'm a huge fan of cooking some great, grass fed beef burgers to the perfect medium temperature. That doesn't exist for pork burgers. They need to be cooked all the way through, which is why I suggest longer cook times per side than for regular burgers. With pork, better safe than sorry!
Ok. Enough talky talk. Let's get to the pork burgers recipe.
Final thoughts on the Pork Burgers Recipe:
The whole family loved these pork burgers. They are packed full of delicious flavors that complement one another. When you add on the jalapeno slices and mustard sauce, it really just comes together really well. If you didn't want to put on the jalapeno or mustard sauce, you might want to try a coleslaw, sauteed onions or perhaps some type of tapenade. The olives would really go well on this recipe.
Our house is mostly gluten free (I have kids, so there is some gluten around!), so there are no buns happening. If you were to use a bun, go for something soft and buttery. Maybe you layer on some fresh lettuce, bacon, tomato and load up the mayo to make a delicious BLT pork burger. That would be good too. Now that I think of it, that sounds really good. Next time, I'm making that. These burgers would go great with some pan seared brussels sprouts or roasted cauliflower too!
However you make it, let me know! If you have another pork burgers recipe that you love, post it up in the comments. Happy eating.
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I made these with fresh ground pork from the butcher and they were fantastic. I have always been worried about pork burgers and cooking them enough, but these were juicy and delicious.
These burgers are unbelievably good!
Thank you for writing and happy eating!
I got these chilling in the fridge to go on the grill a bit later tonight. Thank you for the inspiration! My toddler wont eat Brussels sprouts so I'm wanting to grill sweet potatoes or something like that. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the late response... I took some time away from the blog while we were traveling. How did the burgers turn out? As a good side, you might try some grilled asparagus, grilled zucchini or maybe even a sauteed zucchini and onion medley?
Take care and have a great day in the kitchen!
What do you think about pan searing them in a cast iron skillet and possibly finish baking them in the oven? I don't like to grill in the winter. thanks
Absolutely- this is a great method. When I use my cast iron pan, I cover it with a lid to increase the temperature inside the pan. You have to remember that the pork needs to be cooked through! After searing on one side, I flip, sear the other and into a 400f oven until cooked through.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the burgers!
On the recipe is it teaspoon or tablespoon of the spices? I used Tablespoon of the cumin. Then after it was in thought oh my maybe that was supposed to be teaspoon. Regardless they turned out amazing so I kept the tablespoon of cumin! And I also only used one pound of ground pork. I’m making for the third time today and my son will smoke them! Can’t wait! Thanks for your recipe!!
Gonna try this pork burger recipe..sounds delicious!
I would love you to develop and post a “Mc Rib” copycat recipe. TY