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Cuban-Style Pork Burgers

Cuban-Style Pork Burgers

Cuban-Style Pork Burgers

A burger is a staple in any tailgate or game day celebration. This time though, we're making Cuban Style Pork Burgers. Here's the amazing recipe:

Kitchen gadgets needed: food processor, large knife, grill, meat thermometer

Ingredients (makes 6 burgers):

8 ounces smoked spanish chorizo, links with casings removed

1 pound ground pork

1/3 cup bread crumbs, dried

1 large egg, beaten

1 small yellow onion, minced

1/3 cup green bell pepper, minced

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1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

6 hamburger buns, split

6 tablespoons thousand island dressing

2 cups shoestring potatoes, or potato sticks

6 green lettuce leaves

Time commitment: 15 min of prep, 10 min of cook time

Total time: 25 min

Steps:

  1. Finely chop chorizo in a food processor or with a large knife.
  2. Gently mix together ground pork, chopped chorizo, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, green pepper, garlic and salt.
  3. Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  4. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat, about 450 degrees F. 
  5. Grill burgers, with the lid closed, for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn and finish cooking for 4 to 5 minutes more, until cooked through or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F on a digital meat thermometer. Remove from grill. 
  7. Toast buns on the grill, about 1 minute per side.
  8. Build burgers on buns with 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, 1/3 cup shoestring potatoes and one lettuce leaf. Serve immediately. 

Recipe provided by Pork Be inspired. Check out their site for more delicious grill recipes.