Recipe Details

Spicy Asian Ground Pork Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

1 pound ground pork
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic chili paste
1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
4 sandwich buns

Cooking Directions

Mix together all ingredients except buns; form into 4 patties. Grill over medium-hot coals 10-12 minutes, turning once, about 5-6 minutes per side, until an instant read thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Serve on buns.

Serves 4

*Available at Asian markets and some larger supermarkets.

Serving Suggestions

Need a diversion from the plain burgers? These pork burgers have plenty of flavor. If you want a different topping for your burgers, mix 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon garlic chili paste. Serve with Cumin-Scented Rice and Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 283 calories
Protein: 26 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 865 milligrams
Cholesterol: 58 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Fiber: 2 grams

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About the Cut: Ground Pork

Ground Pork is pork that has been ground or finely chopped. It is unseasoned and usually is available fresh with an average lean-fat ratio of 70 percent lean, 30 percent fat. 


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About the Cooking Method: Grilling

There are two ways to grill pork based on the size of the cut:

  • Direct heat, where food is placed directly over the heat source, is ideal for small cuts like kabobs, tenderloin, burgers and chops.
  • Indirect heat, where food is placed on the grill rack away from the coals or gas burners, is good for large cuts like loin roasts, ribs, shoulder and fresh ham.

COOKING BASICS:
Direct Heat

Arrange hot coals evenly on the fire grate of the grill or use all gas burners. Place pork directly above the heat source. Follow suggested cooking times, turning once during cooking.

Indirect Heat

Bank hot coals on both sides of the fire grate, on one side of the grill or in a ring around the perimeter. For gas grills, pre-heat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. Place pork on the grill so it is not directly over any coals or gas burners and close grill hood. Follow suggested cooking times until pork is done. The heat circulates inside the grill, so turning the pork is not necessary.


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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

Originally sealed, prepacked ground pork will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. If you do plan on keeping the raw, fresh pork longer before cooking it, store it well wrapped in the freezer. Cooked leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days.


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Butcher's Tips

To make a ground pork patty gently mix ground pork with desired seasonings, and then separate into individual amounts for each burger. Using both hands, shape the ground pork into circular patties about three quarters of an inch in thickness. Then, fry or grill your handmade creations for all to enjoy!


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great
by Joseph 06/11/2013
good little kick and pork makes the flavor awesome