Grilled Pork Burgers

August 20th, 2009 BY jennl | No Comments
Pork

If you want a burger but don’t want the beef then I suggest trying a pork burger if you like/don’t mind pork. Whole Food’s recipe for a grilled pork burger is pretty decent, so it is a good one to start out with if you’ve never made pork burgers before. Just remember to replace regular ingredients with organic ingredients as much as possible whenever possible. I hope you all enjoy this recipe. I know I did very much so . Have fun! Here it is…

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound (about 3) firm peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into (1/2-inch) chunks
  • 1 small red onion, half thinly sliced, half finely chopped, divided
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, halved


Method:
Put peaches, sliced onions, vinegar, water, 1 tablespoon of the mustard, sugar, salt and pepper into a small pot and bring just to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is thickened and peaches are very tender and just starting to fall apart, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer pickled peaches to a bowl and set aside to let cool. (If there seems to be too much liquid, drain, if needed.) 

Meanwhile, grease grill grates with oil and preheat grill to medium high heat. In a large bowl, combine pork, chopped onions, parsley, remaining 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper then form the mixture into four patties. Brush patties all over with oil then season with salt and pepper. Grill burgers, flipping once, until deep golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes total. 

Divide spinach between pita halves then tuck one burger into each half. Spoon pickled peaches into pitas and serve.

Nutrition:
Per serving (about 9oz/267g-wt.): 420 calories (240 from fat), 27g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 23g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 22g protein