pork burgers with cilantro, garlic, and red onion

pork burgers

Last week I was reading a blog that linked to White Cheddar Chipotle Chicken Sliders from Simple Scratch. The photos and that recipe … Yum!  I quickly added these to this week’s meal plan.

Bad news: I had to change the recipe a bit because I forgot to purchase the chipotle peppers in adobo.  And in the meat department they had ground pork that looked great, while the ground chicken, well, not so much.

I made these pork burgers and served them with sweet potato fries (the ones I make are not as spicy as the ones made by Simple Scratch — I use only olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder), with a side of cabbage, carrots and cuke slaw. And we started the meal with chips and guacamole — the flavors worked so well together.

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Below is what I made, and my family loved them! Even my teen daughter liked the burger, and I don’t think she has ever eaten an onion in her life. Or cilantro. Yes, she’s a picky girl.

Huge thanks for Simple Scratch for her recipe that resulted in these pork burgers. Please go check out her site for other awesome recipes.

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Pork Burgers With Cilantro, Garlic, And Red Onion

In a large bowl mix together:

1 pound ground pork

a handful of fresh cilantro, rinsed and chopped

half a red onion, chopped

a few cloves of garlic, chopped

salt

freshly ground black pepper

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Form into burgers (I made regular size burgers since I had regular size buns in the house) and place on a hot grill (stove top or outdoor grill). *Note: The first time I made these I used a small amount of vegetable oil on a stove top grill, and should have used a bit more. Since that first time I’ve started using a regular fry pan rather than a griddle, and they work well that way. But when it’s nice grilling weather we’ve done these on the outdoor grill and they taste excellent that way! 

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Cook on each side about 6 minutes.

Top with cheese. I used a smoked jalapeno cheese.

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Serve on a bun (if desired — these are gluten free if you don’t use a bun) with whatever toppings you like (again, if desired), and I highly recommend sides of sweet potato fries and slaw.

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Enjoy!

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