Change up your burger routine with these sweet and spicy pork burgers.
It’s summer and it’s burger season, so I decided to grill up some pork burgers with this amazing hot sauce that I picked up at the Food Wine Conference. This sauce really is good. It’s sweet, hot and made with natural organic ingredients. It even has chai tea in it which adds a refreshing taste. So far I’ve been enjoying it with everything I’ve tried it with.
Ground pork is the perfect base for a tender and juicy burger. It has just the right amount of fat, and the sauce along with diced green onions balance out the flavors nicely.
These burgers cook quickly and can dry out fast, so be sure to have your meat thermometer on hand. Top with a heaping spoonful of coleslaw, lettuce, and tomato, or serve them plain.
- 1 pound ground pork - preferably pasture raised
- ¼ cup scallions chopped fine
- 3 tablespoons Chai Sweet Chili Sauce or your favorite sweet tasting chili sauce
- combine the pork, scallions and mix well
- stir in two tablespoons of chili sauce and mix well
- form into four patties
- grill over medium heat for approximately 8 minutes - flip and cook for 6 to 7 minutes more - until meat reaches
internal temperature of 160.
Variations. . .
- Substitute ground chicken or turkey for the pork. Poultry is leaner and burgers will not be as juicy and will most likely cook quicker.
Tools Used to Make this Recipe. . .
- Talking Digital Meat Thermometer – these talking thermometers are great! Set the temperature and it will tell you when your food is cooked
- Burger Press – I love this for making perfectly shaped burgers
Try my No Mayo Coleslaw Recipe to serve on top of these burgers, my pick is the Asian dressing, but any dressing will work!