Pork Cheeseburger

Pork cheeseburgers can be just as tasty as beef cheeseburgers. It is also simple to prepare. This recipe is based on our previous recipe for pork burger patties. The patties were fried like conventional hamburgers rather than baked as the instructions on the link suggests. However, whether baked or fried, the burger is delicious on its own.

Burger buns are recommended for this dish so that it looks like a traditional cheeseburger. You can use whatever bread or bun you choose. I used normal cheddar cheese singles as my cheeses. These are individually wrapped pieces of cheese. You are allowed to use any type of cheese you wish.

 Cheeseburger

I topped my burger with coleslaw to make it look like a Burger Machine Bart burger. When I was younger, I used to like eating it in Manila. I recall always smothering it in banana ketchup.

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces hamburger buns
  • 6 singles cheddar cheese
  • Half the recipe for pork burger patties
  • 1 cup coleslaw
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Instructions

  • Prepare the pork burger patties based on the recipe link above. Once the burger patties are formed, heat a wide pan and then pour oil.
  • Pan-fry the burger patties in medium heat for 2 ½ minutes per side. Do this twice so that each side is fried for around 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place in a plate.
  • Prepare the buns by spreading mayonnaise on the inner part of both sliced.
  • Arrange the bottom slice of bun in a plate and then top with cheese. Put a piece of pork burger over the cheese and then top coleslaw. Cover with the top bun.
  • Serve with ketchup. Share and enjoy!

FAQ

What ground pork works best for pork cheeseburgers?

When selecting ground pork for cheeseburgers, opt for a mix that has a balance of lean meat and fat, typically around 70/30 or 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio. This balance helps in creating juicy and flavorful pork burgers. You can also ask your butcher for a custom ground pork blend based on your preferences.

How can I keep pork burgers moist and flavorful?

Pork has a tendency to dry out, so incorporating a binding agent like breadcrumbs, eggs, or a combination of both helps retain moisture. Additionally, adding ingredients such as diced onions, minced garlic, herbs, spices, or a splash of Worcestershire sauce into the ground pork mixture can enhance the flavor profile of the pork burgers.

What’s the best way to cook pork cheeseburgers?

Similar to beef burgers, pork cheeseburgers can be cooked on a grill, stovetop in a skillet, or in the oven. Preheat your chosen cooking surface to medium-high heat. Cook the pork burgers for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). Ensure they’re cooked thoroughly but avoid overcooking to maintain juiciness.

What are some recommended cheese options for pork cheeseburgers?

Cheese choices can complement the flavors of pork burgers. Consider using cheeses like cheddar, pepper jack, provolone, mozzarella, or gouda. Experiment with different cheese flavors to find what best complements the taste of the pork patties.

What toppings and condiments work well with pork cheeseburgers?

Toppings and condiments can elevate the taste of pork cheeseburgers. Common toppings include lettuce, tomato slices, onions (raw or grilled), pickles, jalapeños, avocado, or coleslaw. Condiments like barbecue sauce, mustard, aioli, mayonnaise, or even a sweet chili sauce can add depth to the flavors. Customize your toppings and condiments to suit your preferences.

 

 

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