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.


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.


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


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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