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03 April, 2012

{Baking with Betty} Chipotle Pork Burgers

Chipotle Pork Burgers

I founds this yumminess on Epicurious here
The original is copied here and then followed by our variations:


1 pound ground pork (not lean)
2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce

2 garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
4 slices Muenster cheese
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large tomatillo (1/4 pound), husked and rinsed, then sliced
1/2 small avocado, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs


  1. Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over medium heat.
  2. Gently mix pork, chipotle, garlic, and a scant teaspoon salt until just combined. Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
  3. Oil grill rack, then grill patties, covered, 4 minutes.
  4. Flip patties and top with a slice of cheese. Grill, covered, until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  5. Spread buns with mayonnaise and assemble burgers with tomatillo, avocado, and cilantro.

Variation #1 

We made this recipe as is minus the mayonnaise, as y'all know how much I hate mayonnaise.  We also used sliced sourdough toasted on our cast iron grill pan instead of traditional burger buns.  Since we don't have access to a grill, we cooked these on our grill pan.  They were still so yummy.  Served with a heap of sweet potato fries on the side.

Variation #2 

Today for lunch I reheated my burger but crumbled it. I melted the cheese on the sourdough as I toasted it on the grill pan.  Since we did not have any tomatillo left over, I added a tablespoon of pico de gallo I had on hand to the avocado and mashed it making a guacamole.  I slathered that on the melted cheese.  It was simply amazing.

These were so easy to make.  Great for a week night dinner that's hearty, tasty, and easy!


1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait for Lent to be over so I can have meat again!!!!! Nom Nom Nom!


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