Barbecue Pork Burgers

You can substitute ground beef chuck or ground turkey in this recipe. Vary cooking times accordingly.

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  • Servings: 4
Barbecue Pork Burgers

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 small red onion, minced, plus slices for serving
  • 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for grates
  • 4 soft onion rolls, split horizontally


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a medium bowl, place pork, minced onion, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix very gently with a fork to combine, being careful not to overwork meat (which would make burgers dense).

  2. Gently form meat into 4 equal-size patties, 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. With thumb, make a 1/2-inch-deep indentation in the center of each (this helps keep burgers flat during grilling).

  3. Moisten a folded paper towel with oil; grasp with tongs and rub over grates. Season burgers with salt and pepper; grill until cooked throughout, 5 to 8 minutes per side.

  4. Serve on onion rolls (toasted on grill, if you like), with sliced onion and remaining barbecue sauce.


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